Special Edition iMail for Friday, May 22, 2015

A Memorial Day Message from International President R. Thomas Buffenbarger

When we celebrate Memorial Day this year by firing up the barbeques and looking forward to the summer ahead, let’s make a special effort to remember why we observe this important national holiday. We must never forget the men and women who answered our country’s call to serve our nation in our armed forces, especially those who gave their lives to defend the freedoms we enjoy.


U.S. Labor Board Certifies IAM-TWU Partnership at New American Airlines

Transport Workers Union (TWU) as joint administrators for labor contracts covering 30,000 workers employed at the recently merged US Airways and American Airlines.

South Texas Detention Center Workers Go IAM

IAM District 776 can chalk up another important organizing win, this time in Laredo, TX. Seventy-three workers at the Rio Grande Detention Center, employed by GEO Group, voted overwhelmingly to join the IAM.

Senate Narrowly Advances Fast Track; Act Now to Stop TPP

After another round of intense pressure from the White House, the Senate narrowly voted to end debate on President Obama’s Fast-Track trade authority bid for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), setting the stage for a final Senate vote on the bill in the next few days.

TAKE ACTION: Tell your Senators to vote “no” on Fast Track for TPP. Call your Senators at 202-224-3121.

Unions: The Great Pay Equalizer for Women

In a recent editorial, AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler debunks a ridiculous claim by Republican presidential hopeful and former Hewlett-Packard chief executive Carly Fiorina that union workplaces foster pay discrepancies between men and women.

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TPP: The Next Big Free Trade Mistake?

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Trans-Pacific Partnership
TPP is poised to become the biggest free trade agreement since NAFTA. Keep up to date with the latest information. >> Learn More
Stop Fast Track

The first major fight to stop the corporate-backed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is to defeat so-called “Fast Track”

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You lost your job. You're not alone. 20.6 million Americans face the same challenges.
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