2015 Communications Department Course Descriptions

Fri. October 24, 2014

This is the 2015 schedule of classes offered by the Communications Department at the William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center at Placid Harbor, Maryland. The official call for each course will be mailed out four months prior to the scheduled class date to lodges by the Communications Department. 

Each course's Official Call will be mailed out four months prior to the scheduled class date and will also be available online at: www.goiam.org in the Communications Department section under the Headquarters tab. Each call includes the description of the course, the requirements for enrollment and the deadline for submitting Registration Forms, which is approximately two months prior to the class date. 

2015 Class List English 

2015 Class List French

Herrnstadt to Serve on Key Aerospace Advisory Committee

Fri. October 24, 2014

IAM Chief of Staff Owen Herrnstadt will be the first ever trade union representative appointed to serve on a U.S. Industry Trade Advisory Committee (ITAC). He will be serving on the committee concerned with aerospace equipment and will represent the IAM's viewpoint as part of U.S. labor's interests in the aerospace industry.

Encourage Veterans to Quit Smokin

Thu. October 23, 2014

IndustriALL Headlines October 23, 2014

Thu. October 23, 2014

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Building Strong Unions Remains IndustriALL’s Focus in Africa

Leadership of affiliates in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) heard reports of IndustriALL’s work in the region focussed on organizing and growth, and discussed the need for economic and social justice in order to build Africa.

Swaziland Bans Trade Unions

Swazi Minister of Labour and Social Security, Winnie Magagula, has announced a Cabinet resolution deciding that, pending legal reforms, all federations should stop operating immediately. All trade union and employer federations will be effectively banned, a clear violation of ILO Convention 87, ratified by Swaziland, guaranteeing freedom of association for workers and employers.

Victory for Workers at Schneider Electric Ends Strike

Members of IndustriALL Global Union’s U.S. affiliate, the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM), have voted to accept an improved offer from Schneider Electric, ending a two-week strike.

Global Unions Converge in Mongolia in Campaign for Rio Tinto Workers’ Rights

Leaders of IndustriALL Global Union’s Rio Tinto Network will gather in Mongolia on 22 October to plan the next moves in the worldwide campaign to improve worker rights at the mining giant.

Mexican Electrical Workers: Five years of struggle – still standing, looking to the future and resisting

On 11 October 2009, 44,000 employees of the state-owned utility company, Luz y Fuerza del Centro (LyFC), supplier of electricity to the central regions of Mexico, were literally thrown out on to the streets after a presidential decree issued by then President Felipe Calderón Hinojosa shut down the company.   

Flu Shots: More Access, Seamless Documentation

Thu. October 23, 2014

Veterans enrolled in the VA health care system can get your seasonal flu shot at any VA health care facility and now at any Walgreens that administers them.

AFL-CIO Calls On Obama To Set Mandatory Ebola Safety Standards In The Workplace

Wed. October 22, 2014

WASHINGTON -- The president of the AFL-CIO labor federation sent letters to the White House and Congress on Tuesday demanding that national workplace safety standards be put in place for workers who could be exposed to Ebola.

The First Lady teams up with Redbook to support female Veterans

Wed. October 22, 2014

On Tuesday, October 7, Redbook unveiled their November issue, which features First Lady Michelle Obama and is dedicated to helping female veterans get jobs. The issue highlights five female veterans who visited the White House to speak with the First Lady about the Joining Forces initiative and their experiences transitioning into civilian life.