Caring for Women Veterans

Thu. May 28, 2015

lourdas veteran patient 792x528Accoring to the Veterans Administration, women Veterans younger than 35 years old increased by 120% during the past decade. The VA is adjusting to the changing demographic landscape. These changes in our Nation’s military meant VHA had to address the needs of an entirely new population of Veterans. The Women’s Health Center of VA was developed to meet specialized needs of women. It provides programmatic and strategic support to implement positive changes in provision of care for all women Veterans. And our efforts go beyond medicine to encompass special programs to provide services for women Veterans interested in education and training, employment assistance and vocational rehabilitation.

To learn more about the women's initiatives in the VA visit http://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/20296/caring-for-our-women-veterans/

Minnesota Machinist Wins Big Arbitration

Wed. May 27, 2015

IAM Grand Lodge Representative Rick Mickschl, left, and IAM Local 760 member Bill Maruk.

In December 2012, IAM Local 760 member Bill Maruk was terminated from his job at Boise Paper in International Falls, MN for insubordination. The IAM filed a grievance on behalf of the 41-year member, but the case went to arbitration after several unsuccessful attempts to resolve the matter.

Senate Narrowly Advances Fast Track; Act Now to Stop TPP

Thu. May 21, 2015

After another round of intense pressure from the White House, the Senate narrowly voted to end debate on President Obama’s Fast-Track trade authority bid for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), setting the stage for a final Senate vote on the bill in the next few days.

TAKE ACTION: Tell your Senators to vote “no” on Fast Track for TPP. Call your Senators at 202-224-3121.

2015 IAM Scholarship Winners

Thu. May 21, 2015

The IAM is pleased to announce the 2015 Scholarship winners. An impartial committee of educators selected 17 recipients for this year's awards. Twelve (12) college and three (3) vocational school scholarships were awarded to children of members, and two (2) scholarships went to IAM members. We congratulate the winners and thank all those who participated in the competition. Click here to view the 2014 scholarship winners.

Decades of Broken Promises in Trade Deals, Report Shows

Tue. May 19, 2015

A newly published report by U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) delivers a scathing assessment of the failure of the Obama and previous administrations to enforce labor standards in foreign trade agreements.

TAKE ACTION: Tell your Senators to vote “no” on Fast Track for TPP. Call your Senators at 202-224-3121.

Shutout: Right-to-Work-For-Less Gets Zero Votes in Illinois

Tue. May 19, 2015

Illinois Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner was dealt another blow to his right-wing agenda when the Illinois House unanimously shot down an anti-worker right-to-work bill.

Women's, Young Workers and Human Rights Conference Scheduled

Fri. May 15, 2015


The Women's, Young Workers and Human Rights Conference has been scheduled and the official call letter is being mailed to all local and district lodges. The meeting will be held at the Caribe Hilton in San Juan, Puerto Rico, with registration conducted on October 7th. The meeting will be called to order at 8am on October 8th and will be closed by noon on October 11th.

So that we can highlight the varying experiences, traditions and capabilities that solidifies our membership's solidarity, the agenda will include speakers, workshops and panel discussions relevant to current issues. Participants will gain a better understanding of how women's, young workers and human rights issues affect everyone in the workplace.

Click here for the official call letter
Click here for the hotel reservation form
Click here for the conference reservation form
Click here for conference flyer