Union Member Rights and Officer Responsibilities Under the LMRDA The Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (LMRDA) guarantees certain rights to union members and imposes certain responsibilities on union officers. More >>
The IAM is a large and diverse organization, representing 720,000 members across North America. Each member makes a significant contribution to the success of the union. The mission of the IAM Headquarters is to help individual members realize that potential. The departments of the IAM mirror the diversity of the members that form the union.
A federal jury awarded $1.6 million to a former BNSF Railway employee who was fired 6 years ago after he conducted a brake test over the objections of his supervisors.
The new law provides employees with 104 hours during their first year in the federal workforce so that they can seek medical treatment for service-connected disabilities without being forced to take unpaid leave or forego their appointments.
There are millions of American Veterans still suffering from the seen and unseen wounds of war. The National Memorial Day Concert chronicles the journey of one Vietnam Veteran who overcame his wounds by sharing his experience and compassion with other Veterans.
After Paula Davis lost her only son, Private First Class Justin R. Davis, she became a part of a community of grieving families who make the pilgrimage to Section 60 every week. Together, they heal by listening to and comforting one another and facing the reality of living with the loss of their beloved children.
“About two years ago, a box of lost and found items needed to be sorted out, so we set to work,” explained Marianne Davis, who works for the Office of the Patient Experience at the Greater Los Angeles VA. “What with sending back IDs, shredding expired credit cards, etc., we finally got down to one ring.”
As we approach this Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, we should recall that is was borne out of the Civil War and desire to honor our dead.
IN FOCUS: While there is no dispute about the merits and need for Veterans' preference in federal hiring, a recent House hearing made it clear that there are still a lot of misperceptions about how Veterans' preference should be appropriately applied.