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One hundred and eighty-nine members of IAM Local 2544 in Loudon, TN voted overwhelmingly to reject a contract proposal from Viskase, Inc. and commence a strike Wednesday, September 30.
IAM Western Territory General Vice President Gary Allen opened IAM Local 933 negotiations with Raytheon Missiles Systems in Tucson, AZ with a reminder to the company of the extremely technical and highly skilled work our members perform, and the role our members play in helping Raytheon build their company and remain profitable. Allen called on the company to bargain in good faith to produce a fair contract that will work for everyone.
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.
The IAM is calling on members of Congress to pass legislation to empower the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to regulate potentially dangerous chemicals before they hit the market, rather than after American workers and their families have been exposed. The Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (S. 697) will empower the EPA to regulate chemicals already in commerce as well as new ones before they hit the market.
Time is running out to make your plans for the 35th Annual William W. Winpisinger Guide Dogs of America Charity Banquet at Bally’s Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas on November 21, 2015. Discount hotel room rates expire October 16.
GE Water & Power says it will stop manufacturing gas engines in Wisconsin, eliminating 350 skilled IAM jobs and throwing the Milwaukee suburb of Waukesha, WI into turmoil.
Hillary Clinton reinforced her place as the IAM’s candidate for president with an endorsement of proposed legislation to strengthen protections for employees trying to unionize.
Delegates of the Maryland State Council of Machinists unanimously endorsed Rep. Donna Edwards (D-4th) to fill the vacancy created by the upcoming retirement of long-time Maryland Democratic Sen. Barbara Mikulski.
If you’re going to the 2015 IAM Women’s, Young Workers and Human Rights Conference in Puerto Rico, or if you just want to follow along from home, be sure to download the new IAMRight15 app to your smartphone or tablet. The conference takes place October 7-11, 2015 at the Caribe Hilton in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
The IAM mourns the sudden loss of District 9 Business Representative Mike Musgrove, who died Saturday, September 26, 2015 after suffering a fatal blood clot while doing something he loved – attending races at the Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, IL.
A group of nine experts took part in a conference on China-U.S. relations and delivered incisive opinions about what the future holds for America.
Former IAM Headquarters employee Keith Burney was one of five deacons honored to assist Pope Francis in a mass held at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C.
The ever-popular IAM Retirees Conference will be held November 15-20, 2015 at the Monte Carlo Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. The conference is open to retirees and active members. The discounted room rate is available only until September 30.
A group of mostly Hispanic undocumented women completed their journey from York, PA to Washington D.C. and were greeted by IAM General Vice President Diane Babineaux and other supporters from labor in front of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.
Retirees play a vital role in the IAM. Their years of experience and willingness to devote their time to community and union-related activities are invaluable. Recently, IAM Business Reps and their spouses from mostly Western states gathered for two days in the Seattle area to share experiences and plans for their future as activists.
Since early August, several hundred civil rights advocates have been marching from Selma, AL. to Washington, D.C. to show their resolve against regressive GOP attacks on voting rights.
Retired IAM General Secretary-Treasurer Robert Roach, Jr., will be the new President of the Alliance for Retired Americans, a national organization that advocates for the rights and well-being of more than 4.4 million retirees and their families.
At the recent Virginia State Council, IAM members gathered to pay tribute to a good friend of the Commonwealth’s Machinists, the late Grand Lodge Auditor Bill Dameron, who passed away in 2012.
Time is running out to make your plans for the 35th Annual William W. Winpisinger Charity Banquet at Bally’s Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas on November 21, 2015. And why not make it a Guide Dogs of America weekend by participating in the charity motorcycle ride, clay shoot and golf tournament prior to the banquet?
IAM International President Tom Buffenbarger and the IAM were honored for their work as pioneer sponsors of the Union Sportsmen’s Alliance at its annual sporting clays event at Nilo Farms in Brighton, IL.
The IAM Local 2113 Negotiating Committee, along with District 78 Business Representative Jim Snider, recently participated in the Negotiation Preparation for Bargaining Committees program at the William W. Winpisinger Center in Hollywood, MD.
The Transportation Communications Union (TCU/IAM) and the IAM are teaming up with the U.S. Department of Labor's Job Corps to provide an advanced training program for young people interested in careers in the transportation industry.
The IAM welcomed news this week that Federal Mediation and Conciliation Services (FMCS) Director Allison Beck is calling all sides back to the bargaining table on September 22 in an effort to resolve the dispute that led to a strike at the Pantex nuclear weapons facility in Amarillo, TX.
In a vote that will hearten workers in Missouri, state lawmakers rejected an effort to make Missouri the 26th right-to-work state.
The push for right-to-work laws has nothing to do giving workers freedom to choose. It is about taking away the tools unions have to defend the rights of those workers. The Missouri bill’s failure is a setback for those who thought that the state would be another notch on their anti-union belt. But the battle is far from over.