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Machinists Take Time to Give Back During Holiday Season

Thu. December 18, 2014

From toy drives to bike collections, the IAM is banding together this holiday season to help spread some cheer to working families across the country.

Texas URS Workers Complete WWW Negotiation Prep Class

Thu. December 18, 2014

The newly-elected Negotiating Committee at URS at Red River Army Depot outside of Texarkana, TX attended the Negotiations Preparations training at the William W. Winpisinger Center (WWW) in Hollywood, MD in preparation for upcoming negotiations.

Young Machinists Sought for AFL-CIO NextUp Young Worker Summit

Thu. December 18, 2014

IAM District and Local Lodges are encouraged to consider sending young activists to represent the Machinists Union at the AFL-CIO NextUp Young Worker Summit.

Federal Employee Basic Class Deadline Extended to January 9

Thu. December 18, 2014

The deadline for the Federal Employees’ Basic Program to be held February 8-13, 2015 at the William W. Winpisinger (WWW) Education and Technology Center, in Hollywood, MD, has been extended to January 9.

Grand Lodge Sets Holiday Closing

Thu. December 18, 2014

IAM Headquarters will close for the holidays at the close of business Friday, December 19, and re-open Monday, January 5, 2015. Best wishes to all for a safe and joyous holiday season.

IAM, Millworkers File Injunction Against Verso

Tue. December 16, 2014

IAM District 4 has filed an injunction in the U.S. District Court of Maine against Verso Paper Corp., as part of the growing effort to force the company to honor severance commitments to hundreds of employees who will lose their jobs when Verso shutters the Bucksport mill.

New Rules to Make Union Organizing a Little More Worker-Friendly

Tue. December 16, 2014

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is changing its rules to allow for more timely union elections, which are often stalled by employers hoping to discourage employees from unionizing.

Texas Machinists Organize Holiday Bicycle Drive

Tue. December 16, 2014

Anyone who has ever seen a child’s eyes light up at the sight of a new bicycle under the tree on Christmas morning knows where the inspiration behind this latest example of IAM service to the community comes from.

Union Plus Scholarship Deadline January 31

Tue. December 16, 2014

You still have time to apply for a 2015 Union Plus Scholarship. The deadline for applications is January 31, 2015. This year's application is entirely online. Scholarships are from $500 to $4,000 and do not require repayment.

Congress Drops Holiday Bomb on U.S. Retirees

Thu. December 11, 2014

In a move that will allow deep cuts to earned pension benefits for millions of U.S. retirees, members of Congress are expected to vote this week on a spending bill that includes significant changes to the 1974 law outlawing such cuts.

IAM New York Local 2105 Workers on Strike at RHI Monofrax

Thu. December 11, 2014

More than 300 people attended a rally in Falconer, NY as a show of solidarity for more than 130 IAM Local 2105 and National Conference of Firemen and Oilers (NCFO) workers on strike at fusion cast refractory-maker RHI Monofrax.

Enroll in 2015 IAM Employee Assistance Programs Now

Thu. December 11, 2014

The IAM has announced the 2015 dates for all four stages of the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) at the William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center in Hollywood, MD.

Hough Appointed Midwest Territory Special Representative

Thu. December 11, 2014

IAM International President Tom Buffenbarger has announced the appointment of Indianapolis District 90 Directing Business Representative Tim Hough to the position of Midwest Territory Special Representative, effective January 1, 2015.

Report: U.S. Wages Barely Rising; Collective Bargaining Needed to Address Worldwide Inequality

Thu. December 11, 2014

Wage growth in developed countries, including the U.S., has remained almost stagnant since 2006, according to the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) 2014-15 Global Wage Report.

Protestors Pay Visit to TPP Free Trade Negotiators

Tue. December 09, 2014

A blustery and cold day in Washington, DC wasn’t enough to keep hundreds of labor, environmental and consumer advocates from protesting the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade agreement, or TPP, on the steps of the U.S. Trade Representative’s office.

TAKE ACTION:
Tell Congress to Vote ‘No’ on Fast Track for the TPP.

Right-to-Work Bills on Docket in GOP-Controlled Statehouses

Tue. December 09, 2014

The GOP’s takeover of the U.S. Senate got a lot of attention post-Election Day, but the widening Republican majority in state houses around the country could prove equally as destructive for working families.

New IAM Ad Targets Congress’ Attack on U.S. Pensions

Tue. December 09, 2014

In its ongoing effort to fight Congressional attempts to cut multiemployer pension benefits of retirees and their surviving spouses, the IAM has taken out a full-page ad in DC political news favorites Politico, Roll Call and The Hill. The ad calls on Congress to reject any proposal that would seek to bail out a few troubled plans on the backs of existing retirees. 

TAKE ACTION:
Tell Congress to vote “No” on the bill to cut multiemployer pensions for retirees.

L-3 Helicopter Mechanics, Supply Personnel Negotiate First IAM Contract

Tue. December 09, 2014

The IAM’s campaign to organize the South continues with a strong first contract for 201 helicopter mechanics and supply personnel employed by L-3 at Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah, GA.

Guide Dog Recipient Shares Personal Story as GDA Fund-A-Need Campaign Continues

Tue. December 09, 2014

As Guide Dogs of America (GDA) continues its Holiday Fund-A-Need campaign, the IAM’s favorite charity wants to remind supporters of the profound impact a guide dog has on the life of a blind or visually-impaired individual.

Machinists Slam Congress Over Sneak Attack on U.S. Pension Law

Thu. December 04, 2014

In a stunning betrayal of America’s highly vulnerable retiree population, lawmakers are preparing legislation for the lame duck session of Congress that would overturn a key tenant of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) and allow drastic cuts to the pensions of current retirees and surviving spouses.

Take Action: Tell Congress to vote “No” on any legislation that would fund troubled pension plans on the backs of American retirees.

Machinists Union Members Approve New Deal at Southwest Airlines

Thu. December 04, 2014

Approximately 6,500 Passenger Service and Reservations Agents at Southwest Airlines have overwhelmingly approved a new contract.

IAM Rail Workers Look to Future at District 19 Convention

Thu. December 04, 2014

IAM District 19 gave a nod to its storied past while looking toward the future for Machinist Union railroad workers at its seventh quadrennial convention in Denver.

Don Barker Named IAM Organizing Director

Thu. December 04, 2014

IAM International President Tom Buffenbarger has announced the appointment of Aerospace Coordinator Don Barker to the position of Organizing Director, effective January 1, 2015.

New Video Highlights Annual Guide Dogs of America Events

Thu. December 04, 2014

More than 1,400 people took part in the Guide Dogs of America (GDA) 34th annual William W. Winpisinger Charity Banquet, golf tournament, Hawgs for Dogs motorcycle ride and sporting clay event in Las Vegas as shown in a new video.

Give the Gift of Union Plus this Holiday Season

Thu. December 04, 2014

Surprise your loved ones for the holidays with a brand new AT&T smartphone and 15 percent off their wireless bill – all while receiving up to $250 in rebates through the Union Plus Smartphone Rebate Program.

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