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IAM Volunteer Firefighter Rescues Trapped Children

Tue. August 23, 2016

Regan Toomey is no stranger to volunteering. The IAM Local 1746 (East Hartford, CT) member gives countless hours as an IAM Organizer and Training Representative at Pratt & Whitney.

Iowa Members at American Ordnance Strike for Fairness

Tue. August 23, 2016

In a move to save their health care, wages and pensions, more than 230 IAM Local 1010 members employed at the Iowa Army Ammunition Plant walked off the job this week as they continue negotiations with American Ordnance for a fair contract.

IAM Files Fresh Round of Labor Charges at Virginia Shipyard

Tue. August 23, 2016

Hardened by their long battle for union representation, nearly 200 IAM members at Huntington Ingalls are now fighting even harder for their first contract by filing another labor board charge against the Newport News, VA company. The employer is refusing to bargain on economic issues and is making unilateral changes without bargaining.

IAM President Martinez Receives LCLAA Service Award

Tue. August 23, 2016

IAM International President Bob Martinez received the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement’s (LCLAA) Montemayor-Barraza Distinguished Service Award at its conference-closing gala in Orlando, FL this weekend.

Williams, Kratzer Appointed to Ohio Machinists Board

Tue. August 23, 2016

IAM members Jack Williams and Eric Kratzer will become vice presidents of the Ohio State Council of Machinists, effective September 1, 2016.

Houston Airport Freight Handlers Vote for Change, Go IAM

Thu. August 18, 2016

Approximately 250 Freight Handlers for a United Airlines contractor in Houston are the newest members of the IAM.

Rep. John Lewis to Labor Department Contractor: Negotiate with the IAM

Thu. August 18, 2016

A U.S. Department of Labor contractor has drawn the attention of U.S. Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) – and not in a good way.

NFFE-IAM Forest Service Workers Win Groundbreaking Anti-Harassment Protections

Thu. August 18, 2016

NFFE-IAM U.S. Forest Service (USFS) workers and their representatives have a new tool to fight workplace harassment and bullying. A soon-to-be-implemented master agreement with the USFS will include a definition of workplace bullying, prohibition of such behavior and requirements that management investigate allegations.

Donations Needed as Floods, Wildfires Wreak Havoc

Thu. August 18, 2016

Two communities on opposite ends of the country are each being devastated—one by flood and the other by wildfire—leaving behind a trail of devastation of a magnitude rarely seen.

Enroll Now for Basic Newsletter, Communicator Classes

Thu. August 18, 2016

Registration is now open for the Basic Newsletter Development Class and Communicator Class, both offered by the IAM Communications Department. Get signed up today for an opportunity to help your local or district improve communications with your brothers and sisters.

Connecticut Machinists Raise $75K for Guide Dogs

Thu. August 18, 2016

A packed field of 156 golfers turned out for the 15th annual Guide Dogs of America (GDA) golf tournament at Oak Ridge Golf Club in Agawam, MA. More than $75,000 was raised for the charity.

Winpisinger Center Rolls Out New Field Negotiation Prep Program

Tue. August 16, 2016

In an effort to support and augment its highly successful Negotiation Preparation for Bargaining Committees program, the William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center is rolling out a new Field Negotiation Preparation program for bargaining units as they prepare for negotiations.

Clinton on TPP: I’ll Oppose it Now, After Election and as President

Tue. August 16, 2016

Hillary Clinton does not support the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

She’s been direct about her opposition to the job-killing trade pact throughout the campaign. But her latest take on the secretly-negotiated 12-nation deal, which still needs congressional approval, may be the strongest denunciation of TPP so far.

Get Your Travel Guide to the Grand Lodge Convention

Tue. August 16, 2016

If you’re a delegate to the 2016 IAM Grand Lodge Convention, you’re going to have a busy week. But you have to get to Chicago first, and once you’re there and have some free time, you’ll want to know where to find the best restaurants, attractions and more.

Act Now to Attend 70th Metal Trades Convention

Tue. August 16, 2016

The 70th Metal Trades Convention will take place October 5-6, 2016 at Bally's Hotel and Convention Center in Las Vegas

Share Your Opinions on Working Family Issues

Tue. August 16, 2016

We need all of the information we can possibly get to fight for the issues we all care about—stopping bad trade deals, raising wages and fighting “right to work” laws in states across the country.

Act Now to Attend 70th Metal Trades Convention

Sun. August 14, 2016

The 70th Metal Trades Convention will take place October 5 - 6, 2016 at Bally's Hotel and Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV.

New Jersey IAM Auto/Diesel Apprentices Complete OSHA Program

Thu. August 11, 2016

As part of a New Jersey state funded program operated by IAM CREST and District 15, more than a dozen young automotive and diesel apprentices took part in a two-day OSHA training program in Lyndhurst, NJ.

‘O Say Can You See…’ NFFE-IAM Member Sings National Anthem

Thu. August 11, 2016

Several NFFE-IAM locals hit a grand slam recently when five members took the field before a Baltimore Orioles home game. One of them, NFFE-IAM Local 178 member Randy Weber, stood in front of the Camden Yards crowd to sing the national anthem.

Striking Oklahoma Machinists Showing Solidarity

Tue. August 09, 2016

Now into the second week of a strike at Tinker Air Force Base, IAM Local 850 civil engineering workers are standing strong in their fight to maintain the pension that’s been in their contract for the past 16 years.

Fort Benning Tech Support Workers Vote IAM Yes

Tue. August 09, 2016

Sixty-three employees of a Fort Benning service contractor, CSRA, have voted to join the IAM. The new members are highly skilled instructors and technicians who provide Bradley tank simulator training, range training, and technical support for armored and infantry troops at Fort Benning in Columbus, GA.

TWU-IAM Wins Big Raises for American Airlines Workers

Tue. August 09, 2016

Approximately 30,000 American Airlines ground workers will receive industry-leading wage rates, a lump sum payment and retirement improvements thanks to an interim agreement negotiated by the Transport Workers Union-IAM Association. Both sides will continue joint contract negotiations to resolve outstanding issues.

Labor Department Gives IAM Boost to Launch Apprenticeship Programs

Tue. August 09, 2016

The IAM has been approved for inclusion in the U.S. Department of Labor’s ApprenticeshipUSA LEADER initiative. The LEADER program connects the IAM with other similar unions and companies to help develop best practices.

IAM Mourns Passing of Life Member Bob Buffenbarger

Tue. August 09, 2016

The IAM regrets to announce the death of Bob Buffenbarger, 89, a Machinists Union member since 1956 and the father of retired International President Tom Buffenbarger. Bob Buffenbarger passed away Saturday, August 6 after a short illness.

Plan Your Chicago Eats on the Grand Lodge Convention App

Tue. August 09, 2016

The 2016 IAM Grand Lodge Convention App is now available for download. Get your all-access pass to the IAM’s 39th Grand Lodge Convention, taking place September 4-10 in Chicago.

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