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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.
October is Fire Safety Month a good time to replace the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms if you have the type that requires it.
The announcement of an "agreement in principle" on the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) between the United States and 11 other Pacific Rim nations brings workers just steps away from facing the consequences of the largest corporate-inspired trade deal in history.
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:
In a move that illustrates the IAM’s endorsement of Hillary Clinton, the presidential candidate voiced her opposition to the implementation of a part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that would substantially increase health insurance costs for many IAM members and other Americans.