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IAM Journal - 2014 Year End Review

When our union celebrated its 125th anniversary of its founding in Atlanta in 1888, it was a time to reflect on how far we’ve come as a union and think about what we need to do to stay a strong and vibrant union well into the next 125 years.

One task is to ensure our members know how diverse our union has become, both in the types of members we have and the thousands of different jobs we do. That is the goal of this IAM Journal 2014 Year in Review.

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Solidarity Prevails in IAM Showdown with Kentucky Contractor

Members of IAM Local 219 voted on Monday to ratify a new contract with defense contractor Allsource Global Management (AGM), a Lockheed Martin subcontractor, at the Bluegrass Station Army Depot near Lexington, KY. The new contract restores nearly all of the proposed cutbacks that triggered the October 1, 2014 strike and forced members onto picket lines for five months.

IAM Members Ready to Storm Capitol Hill to Stop Fast Track

The IAM is joining the AFL-CIO and other allied unions and organizations in a Stop Fast Track Lobby Day on March 4, 2015 in Washington, DC. IAM members will be out in force, meeting with U.S. Senators and Representatives to explain why Fast Track and the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement is shaping up to be a disaster for America’s working families.

TAKE ACTION: Tell Congress to vote NO on Fast Track for the TPP

Workers Everywhere Deserve an Apology for Walker’s Outrageous Comments

Working people in Wisconsin were having a bad week already.

Their own state representatives, paid for and bought out by corporate interests, are ramming through a so-called “right-to-work” law for no other reason than to silence workers’ voices and eviscerate unions. Anti-worker Gov. Scott Walker said he expects to sign the legislation into law this week.

District 837 New Machinists Picket with Local 701 Strikers

The IAM District 837 “New Machinists,” a grassroots group of the younger and newly-initiated members, drove nearly five hours after their night shifts in St. Louis to show solidarity to striking IAM Local 701 members in East Dundee, IL.

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Battle for The Internet

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Battle for The Internet

On February 26, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is expected to vote on a proposal that would allow internet service providers to charge higher premiums for select content and slow down your internet connection.

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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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UCubed :: Ur Union of Unemployed

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UCubed :: Ur Union of Unemployed
You lost your job. You're not alone. 20.6 million Americans face the same challenges.
You want your job back. You want your life back. But you can't do it alone. Neither can anyone else. You all need each other. >>Read More