HPWO Staff: December 8 - 12, 2014

Wed. December 17, 2014

Both Don Kennedy and Jim Reid were working with and on behalf of IAM members. To find out their activities, click "Read More".

District W24 Election Results

Tue. December 16, 2014

The election for District Lodge officers was held Saturday, December 6th, 2014 during the regular bi-annual meeting of the District Delegate Council.

Young Worker Training at Winpisinger Center

Fri. December 12, 2014

The IAM Human Rights Department has worked with the Winpisinger Center to make the 2013 Young Workers Pilot Program a regular part of the educational facilities training.

The dates for the 2015 training have been set for May 3-8, 2015 and September 27 - October 2, 2015. The official call letter was included in the leaderhip training packet mailed to all the IAM local and district lodges. The Young Worker Training is receommended for IAM's newest members who are looking to become more involved in union activities.

Click here for the official call letter and enrollment form.

Deal to allow multiemployer pension benefits cuts

Thu. December 11, 2014

"WASHINGTON (AP) — Retirees covered by financially troubled multiemployer pensions could soon see their benefits cut under a congressional spending deal to keep the government running."

AARP Opposes Secret Attack by Congress on Retiree Pensions

Thu. December 11, 2014

En español |WASHINGTON, DC—AARP Senior Vice President Joyce Rogers released this statement in opposition to the Kline-Miller amendment to the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act of 2015, an amendment that the Los Angeles Times says “could be a disaster” that would potentially harm millions of current retirees. Call Congress at 1-844-259-9351 to ask your representative to oppose this amendment.

VA Implements National Hypoglycemic Safety Initiative

Thu. December 11, 2014

As part of the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) ongoing effort to improve Veterans’ access to healthcare, VA is announcing the launch of a national Hypoglycemic Safety Initiative (HSI) to encourage diabetic Veterans receiving VA care to seek support to lower the risk of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar). The new initiative will enable Veterans living with diabetes to work more closely with their VA clinicians to personalize health care goals and improve self-management of the disease.

Employment: Most Veterans doing better; VA offers online assistance tools.

Mon. December 08, 2014

The November 2014 unemployment data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that Veterans as a whole are doing better than non-Veterans. Gulf War II Veteran unemployment rate decreased this month, but is still .2 percent higher than non-Veterans.