District 711 Communicator – Lynn Jernigan attended the 2019 IAM Communications Conference in Las Vegas that was held June 3 – 7, 3019 in Las Vegas. There were nearly 200 delegates that took part in a program that included guest speakers, discussion panels and group sessions.
Day Two of the Conference was opened with remarks to the delegates regarding ongoing organizing efforts and the importance of communications within those organizing efforts from Bob Martinez, IAM International President.
“I want to thank each and every one of you for the very important work you do. Day in and day out, local and district Lodge communicators do work that is often selfless, but extremely critical to our union,” said Martinez. “In addition to working your jobs at IAM shops, you donate your time to keep our membership informed. I know your job isn’t easy and you don’t often get thanked for what you do. On behalf of myself and your Executive Council, thank for what you do for our union.”
There was a special edition of Activate L!ve at the Conference along with some remarks from Stan Pickthall, IAM Canadian Vice President and breakout sessions and discussion panels.