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We came to change the world. We did.
More than 450 IAM activists – hailing from all corners of the U.S. and Canada and representing a diverse array of industries, viewpoints and demographic groups – came together in San Juan, Puerto Rico for the 2015 IAM Women’s, Young Workers and Human Rights Conference, dubbed #IAMRight15 on social media.
IAM District 711 in Tennessee reports one strike ended and one strike continuing in the state.
Nearly 190 members of IAM Local 2544 in Loudon, TN ended a 10-day strike at Viskase and ratified a new contract and returned to work with an improved contract. The five-year deal includes a 2 percent bonus, improved health care and restrictions on forced overtime.
Don’t wait any longer to sign up for the popular IAM Retirees Conference, to be held November 15-20, 2015 at the Monte Carlo Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. Discounted room rates are available until October 20. All attendees must be registered by November 1.
In a recent letter to the editor of the Austin (TX) American-Statesman, Shirley Hooper, the widow of former IAM Southern Territory General Vice President George Hooper, concisely addresses the subject of why unions are needed to ensure fair wages.