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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.
After a challenging round of negotiations, members of Local Lodge I460, District Lodge 4, ratified a new 2 year agreement at IKEA in Perryville, Maryland.
The IKEA production and maintenance workers will realize several language and economic gains. The following highlights are some of the items agreed upon:
*Substantial wage increases in both years 1 & 2
* Wage increase for long term co-workers
* Increase in shift differential and shift premiums
* Tuition reimbursement
* 15% temp share; no peak weeks
Thanks go out to the negotiating committee, District Lodge 4 DBR David Sullivan and District Lodge 4 ADBR Rick Compher. Their efforts have contributed to building solidarity among the bargaining unit members.
This agreement will remain in effect until September 1, 2017. Our future goals with IKEA are heading towards coordinated bargaining with IKEA’s U.S. operations.
International President Tom Buffenbarger swears in the new Wood, Pulp & Paper Workers Council officers. From left to right: Council VP & DL W24 ADBR Noel Willet, Council PR & DL 75 DBR Steve Pridgen, Council Sentinel & DL 74 DBR Larry Young and Council ST & DL W2 DBR Kelvin Godwin.
Please view more pictures from our Wood, Pulp and Paper Workers Council Meeting here:
The Oregon Dept. of Forestry News Release - Sept. 29, 2015
Weary and wary…Residents in the John Day Valley have been living with fire for more than a month; smoke, loss, and fear have all affected the community, making “normal” seem unachievable. Fall rains will eventually extinguish the interior fire within the Canyon Creek Complex Fire, but in the meantime some residents within the fire perimeter are working with the local Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) Unit in John Day to remove hazards and clean-up fire damaged vegetation. This is the first step for these landowners to move toward their new “normal.” Fire may be used to burn debris piles from these activities. Smoke and flames may be visible from these fires, however the public should not be concerned as piles are well within the black perimeter and have no chance for escape. ODF personnel is working closely with landowners to ensure there is no risk of fire growth.
The Oregon Dept. of Forestry issued this news release ON Sept. 28, 2015
Burning ban remains in effect in Linn and Benton counties
Even though the calendar says summer has passed, residents of Linn and Benton counties are reminded that the ban on backyard debris burning that began June 15 remains in effect until further notice.
This message is for mothers who might have lost a child to war. We all need to take a moment and say a prayer for those that have given the ultimate sacrifice to defend this nation and to thank their mothers.