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Older Americans Month 2016

Thu. May 05, 2016

May is a month of fresh beginnings. Perennials bloom once again, blazing a trail of bright color. May is also when we celebrate Older American’s Month (OAM), acknowledging the perennial contributions of older adults to our nation.

IAM Members at Weyco Ratify Two Year Agreement

Thu. May 05, 2016

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On Monday, March 7th, 1300 IAM members who work for Weyerhaeuser in Washington and Oregon ratified a two year settlement agreement and reaffirmation of the current collective bargaining agreement.
           Terms of the agreement include significant wage increases in 2016 and 2017, along with Company contributions to the Nelson Trust Health Care Plan both years. The agreement also includes maintaining the supplemental week of vacation pay for members with 20+ years of seniority and increases to the Defined Benefit and Defined Contribution Pension plans.
         "We have several large contracts with our Woods side employers to tackle," said District W24 ADBR Noel Willet, "and this is a good start for our members at Weyco."

What is the significance of Cinco de Mayo

Thu. May 05, 2016

cinco-de-mayo-traditions-mexican-customsHappy Cinco de Mayo!! Why do we celebrate it?

This Regional Mexican Holiday actually praises the triumph of the Mexican armed force over the French in the Battle of Puebla on May fifth, 1862. Dwarfed about two to one and confronting one of the world’s best proficient armed forces at the time, the Mexican armed force drove by General Ignacio Zaragoza steered the French against apparently impossible chances. While it was an early fight in a war, which would keep going for the following five years, the triumph was a powerful one, which prodded the Mexican soul of resistance, in the long run driving Mexico to send the French back to Europe in 1867. It is this vexed triumph, which is praised each May fifth in Mexico – in Puebla and Mexico City, there are yearly reenactments of the noteworthy fight.

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Thank You, Public Service Workers

Thu. May 05, 2016

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Celebrated in the first week of May since 1985, Public Service Recognition Week honors the men and women who serve our nation as federal, state, county and local government employees.

Members of the IAM and the National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE-IAM) include doctors and nurses who care for veterans at the VA, first responders who tame wildfires and Defense Department workers who build and maintain the military equipment keeping our servicemen and women safe.

“Public Service Recognition Week is a time when civil service employees are thanked and recognized for their service and contributions toward making our country a better place,” said IAM Government Employees Director Jim Price. “This week is set aside to acknowledge the work and sacrifice of all our civil servents. Congratulations to all the public servants in the IAM who support this great nation.”

Thank You, Public Service Workers

Thu. May 05, 2016

Celebrated in the first week of May since 1985, Public Service Recognition Week honors the men and women who serve our nation as federal, state, county and local government employees.

Deadline Extended for Federal Employees Collective Bargaining Program

Thu. May 05, 2016

You can still register for the June 26-July 1, 2016 Federal Employees Collective Bargaining Program at the IAM’s Winpisinger Education and Technology Center. The deadline for the class has been extended until Friday, May 13.

The program will involve training in areas specific to the federal sector such as collective bargaining, the Hatch Act and legislative action, Prohibited Personnel Practices, Unfair Labor Practice and grievance handling, arbitration and an overview of the Federal Labor Relations Act (FLRA).

This program will be helpful to stewards, officers and business representatives who serve members in the federal sector.

Download the official Collective Bargaining class call letter and registration form.

Download the official Collective Bargaining class call letter and registration form

Click here for Submitter Authorization Form that must be completed by your Local Lodge President, Business Representative or General Chairperson. Members cannot submit class enrollments for themselves.