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Machinists Union Leaders Cheer Sweden’s Election Results

Tue. September 16, 2014

The IAM welcomed news that former welder and trade union leader Stefan Löfven is poised to become Sweden’s next Prime Minister.

Chicago Unions Rally in Support of Striking IAM Local 701 Mechanics

Tue. September 16, 2014

Unions representing 500,000 members in Chicago and Cook County, IL rallied in East Dundee, IL, to support the IAM Automobile Mechanics Local 701 members on strike at Piemonte Chevrolet.

Just Say No to ‘Fast Track’ of Job-Killing TPP Trade Deal

Tue. September 16, 2014

The IAM is joining a coalition of nearly 600 organizations in demanding robust Congressional and public oversight over negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a massive free trade deal that threatens workers’ rights, the environment, food and product safety, internet freedom, patent rights and more.

Tell Congress you want fair trade, not free trade, in the TPP
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First Canadian Political Action Symposium a Success

Tue. September 16, 2014

Ninety Canadian IAM members journeyed to the William W. Winpisinger (WWW) Center in Hollywood, MD, for the first-ever Canadian Political Action Committee (PAC) Symposium Center. IAM Canada staff, along with Political Action Committee members from District and Local Lodges, met to create a national agenda for political action, as well as individual action plans for Districts and Locals working toward an election in 2015.

Georgia Local 709 Memorial Ride Takes in $6K for Guide Dogs

Tue. September 16, 2014

The Jeff Goen Memorial Ride for Guides, hosted by IAM Local 709 in Marietta, GA, took in over $6,000 for Guide Dogs of America, a non-profit organization founded by an IAM member that provides guide dogs to visually-impaired men and women free of charge.

Registration Deadline for Community Service Class Extended

Tue. September 16, 2014

The deadline to register for the Community Service Class, by the IAM Retirees, Community and Member Services Department, has been extended to September 24.

The IAM Remembers 9/11 Terrorist Attacks

Thu. September 11, 2014

IAM Transportation General Vice President Sito Pantoja today issued the following statement to mark the somber anniversary of 9/11.

IAM Announces Labor Studies Partnership with SUNY Empire State College

Thu. September 11, 2014

The IAM and the State University of New York (SUNY) Empire State College (ESC) announced a new partnership that will allow IAM members to pursue higher education degrees from the ESC Harry Van Arsdale Jr. Center for Labor Studies and the ESC School of Graduate Studies. Classes will be offered at the IAM’s William W. Winpisinger Education Center in Hollywood, MD.

Brianna Gregory to Join IAM Transportation Department

Thu. September 11, 2014

IAM International President Tom Buffenbarger has announced the appointment of Brianna Gregory as IAM Transportation Department Education Representative.

Enroll in the IAM Employee Assistance Program III Now

Thu. September 11, 2014

There’s still time to join the IAM’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP) III class at the William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center in Hollywood, MD on October 5-10, 2014.

IAM Band unioNation Looking for Musicians

Thu. September 11, 2014

The IAM’s popular unioNation band is growing. Do you want to be a part of history?

Meet the Koch Sisters: ‘So Not Related to Those Guys’

Thu. September 11, 2014

You’ve probably heard of the Koch brothers – right-wing billionaires who buy elections and peddle influence to further their business interests.

Now it’s time to meet the Koch sisters.

No Surprise Here: Nikki Haley Campaign Ad Attacks Labor

Tue. September 09, 2014

Republican South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, facing a tough re-election fight in November, is wasting no time throwing darts at her favorite target: organized labor.

IAM Supports Bipartisan Bill to Reauthorize Ex-Im Bank

Tue. September 09, 2014

With only three weeks left before the Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank is scheduled to shut its doors, IAM International President Tom Buffenbarger is urging U.S. Senators to support a bipartisan bill to keep the lending agency running through 2019.

Tell Congress to support a full reauthorization of the Ex-Im Bank.

Victory for Fighting Machinists of Long Beach Local 1930

Tue. September 09, 2014

The California Court of Appeals has upheld a 2012 Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) decision that the City of Long Beach illegally furloughed its employees in 2009.

Fundraising Tournament Raises Over $10K for Guide Dogs

Tue. September 09, 2014

The IAM Battle of the Boards Cornhole Tournament raised over $10,000 for Guide Dogs of America, a non-profit organization founded by an IAM member that provides guide dogs to visually-impaired men and women free of charge.

Online Protest in Support of Net Neutrality on Sept. 10

Tue. September 09, 2014

On Wednesday, September 10, 2014, prepare for your internet to slow down. Well, in theory, at least.

Web activists are planning an online protest to press federal regulators for stronger rules to protect net neutrality. On September 10, websites across the internet will display an alert with a symbolic "loading" symbol (the proverbial “spinning wheel of death”), which symbolizes how internet traffic could be slowed down if the FCC doesn’t create stronger net neutrality rules.

DOT Rejects Norwegian Air Exemption

Thu. September 04, 2014

The Department of Transportation has rejected Norwegian Air International's (NAI) request for an exemption to launch a "new" airline that would violate U.S. public interest laws and the US-EU Open Skies agreement.

IAM Western Territory Conference: ‘Mentor, Organize and Win’

Thu. September 04, 2014

Business Representatives, Organizers and Local Lodge officers from the IAM Western Territory recently descended upon Denver for the 2014 Western Territory Staff Conference.

Stone Joins IAM Communications Department

Thu. September 04, 2014

International President Tom Buffenbarger has appointed Chattanooga, TN, Local 56 President and IAM District 711 Communicator Tim Stone to join the IAM Communications Department as a Communications Representative, effective September 1.

Famous IAM District 19 Bell Receives a Machinist Makeover

Thu. September 04, 2014

An important piece of IAM history received a much-needed makeover thanks to dedicated IAM members from across the country. The much-loved District 19 bell – often kidnapped and held for ransom as a fundraising tool at various Grand Lodge Conventions and district and transportation conferences – was recently refurbished by members of IAM Local 165 in Roanoke, VA.

IAM Maine Lobstering Union to Hold GDA Golf Tournament

Thu. September 04, 2014

The inaugural IAM Maine Lobstering Union (IMLU) Local 207 Golf Tournament to benefit the Guide Dogs of America will take place Sunday, September 7 at the newly-renovated Boothbay Harbor Country Club in Boothbay, ME.

New Poll Shows Success of ‘Right-To-Work’ Deception

Thu. September 04, 2014

A majority of Americans, 53 percent, approve of labor unions, yet more than seven in 10 say they would vote for a so-called “right-to-work” law, according to a newly released Gallup poll.

Progressives Fighting to Put Teeth Back into Voting Rights Act

Tue. September 02, 2014

When the conservative majority on the U.S. Supreme Court stripped a key section from the 1965 Voting Rights Act (VRA) last summer, it effectively put Congress in charge of repairing the historic legislation.

Register Now for GDA Golf Tournament at WWW Center

Tue. September 02, 2014

Want to spend a day on the golf course for a good cause? Register today for the Robert Roach, Jr., Invitational Golf Tournament, benefiting the Guide Dogs of America.

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