Apprenticeships and Skills Training Partnerships Are Key to Economic Future

The U.S. is facing a major skills gap and it’s up to labor, business and the education community to come together to address it, said IAM International President Tom Buffenbarger at a recent summit on Career and Technical Education (CTE)/Workforce Development, sponsored by the AFL-CIO and the American Federation of Teachers (AFT).

Connecticut Local 1871 Breaks Annual Turkey Drive Record

IAM Local 1871 in Groton, CT, is in the middle of their 24th year of providing Thanksgiving baskets for out-of-work members, needy families in the community and others in need. In what has also become a tradition, they are set to break last year’s record.

Canada Northwest District 250 Completes WWW Negotiation Prep Class

Members of IAM Northwest District 250 in Canada, representing 850 employees at Caterpillar distributor Finning in Vancouver, BC, attended the William W. Winpisinger (WWW) Negotiation Preparation for Bargaining Committees class in Hollywood, MD.

ITF Taps Klima, Da Costa for Leadership Posts

Two IAM officials have ascended to leadership positions in the 4.5-million member International Transport Workers Federation (ITF).

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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IAM 125th Anniversary

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IAM 125th Anniversary
The IAM celebrated its 125th birthday in Atlanta, the city of the union’s founding, with the opening of the 2013 IAM National Staff Conference.
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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