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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.
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.
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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.
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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TPP: The Next Big Free Trade Mistake?
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The first major fight to stop the corporate-backed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is to defeat so-called “Fast Track”
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