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The president of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) issued the following response to the passing of former South African President Nelson Mandela:
“President Mandela dedicated his life to fighting for democracy, equality and freedom. His legacy will live on in the hearts and minds of all who strive for a better and more just world...
Tuesday, December 10 is the 65th annual recognition of Human Rights Day, an international holiday that marks the United Nations adoption and proclamation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on December 10, 1948.
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The IAM called on Congress to slow down the campaign for an expedited and secretly-negotiated Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Free Trade Agreement, during a recent panel discussion entitled “Do We Need Fast Track/Trade Promotion Authority?"
The IAM announced it declined management's invitation to participate in the “new” American Airlines’ opening bell ceremony at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport celebrating the carrier’s first day of stock trading on the NASDAQ.
Hundreds of IAM District 26 members employed by Pratt & Whitney (P&W) in East Hartford, and Middletown, CT, marched through the factory this week, shouting “solidarity forever” and blowing whistles, to demonstrate their support for their Negotiating Committee currently in talks for a new agreement.
The deadline to reserve a hotel room under the special rate for the IAM’s Young Workers and Emerging Leaders Conference is December 17, 2013.
The Building and Wood Workers' International (BWI) has elected IAM Grand Lodge Representative Mike Rose to its World Council, the global union federation’s highest governing body when the World Congress is not in session.
IAM Local 1871 in Groton, CT, completed its 23rd year of providing Thanksgiving baskets for out-of-work members and needy families in the community, and, in what has also become a tradition, they broke last years record.
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The enrollment deadline for the IAM Communications Department’s Communicator Course is Friday, December 6, 2013.
Nearly 1.3 million jobless Americans are expected to lose their federal unemployment benefits just after the Christmas holiday unless Congress acts by December 28, 2013. Another 1.9 million are expected to lose their benefits by June 2014.
The IAM has called on various state congressional delegations to press US Airways to settle its contract dispute with IAM members at the carrier.
Growing discontent over rising U.S. economic inequality was evidenced by electoral races in 2013, and could also play a major role in the 2014 midterm elections, says a recent report by the polling firm Lake Research Partners.
IAM Transportation Districts 141 and 142 have completed negotiations preparation for an upcoming round of collective bargaining with Hawaiian Airlines.
Fourteen members, officers and activists from across the IAM recently completed the Advanced Spanish Leadership Class at the William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center. The program, which was the final Spanish leadership class of 2013, was developed and delivered by members of the Spanish Leadership Working Group.
Catorce miembros, oficiales, y activistas de todo el alrededor de la IAM recientemente completaron la clase de Liderazgo Avanzado en Español en el Centro Educativo y Tecnológico de William W. Winpisinger. Este programa, que fue la clase final en español para 2013, fue desarrollado y desempeñado por los integrantes del Grupo Activo de Liderazgo en español.
The November IAM Journal is now available to download via the new IAM Mobile 3.0 app.
Instead of providing workers a living wage, multi-billion dollar company Wal-Mart is asking its workers to pitch in and donate food to each other so everyone can enjoy Thanksgiving dinner.
IAM Midwest Territory General Vice President Phil Gruber, Local 1363 Directing Business Representative Phil Zannella, Jr., and Onex Corp. Senior Managing Director Seth Mersky were honored with the 2013 “Gift of Sight Award” from Guide Dogs of America (GDA).
IAM District 15 reached an agreement with Penn National Gaming to work together to foster economic development in Plainville, MA and the surrounding communities.
A new IAM video produced by the Machinists News Network outlines the Department of Education’s (DOE) newly-announced renewed commitment to adult education.
After years of destructive Republican obstructionism of nominee confirmations, Senate Democrats have decided to change the chamber’s rules to allow an up or down vote on most nominations.
The enrollment deadline for the 2014 IAM Communications Department’s Communicator Course is December 6, 2013.
When IAM Local 735 member Nabuoku Maat El of Nashville, TN, received word that one of the worst storms in recorded history was bearing down on his wife’s hometown of Naval, Biliran in the Philippines, he went into an immediate panic.