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Guide Dogs Hit the Jackpot in Las Vegas

Tue. November 24, 2015

It takes a village to raise the $42,000 necessary to train just one guide dog for a visually impaired owner. But thanks to the IAM, Guide Dogs of America (GDA) has an entire union behind its cause.

Long-Awaited Win for Virginia Shipyard Workers

Tue. November 24, 2015

After more than six years of company delay and politically-inspired stalling, 220 Huntington Ingalls Shipyard workers in Newport News, VA will soon be able to negotiate an IAM collective bargaining agreement.

Connecticut Local Delivers Thanksgiving for Needy Families

Tue. November 24, 2015

A food pantry run by IAM Local 1871 in Groton, CT, marks its 25th year of providing Thanksgiving baskets for out-of-work members, needy families and others in the community.

Winpisinger Center Now Offers Master’s Degree Through the IAM’s Empire State College Partnership

Tue. November 24, 2015

IAM members can now earn a master’s degree in labor studies through a partnership with Empire State College (ESC), a branch of the State University of New York (SUNY). The first master’s degree cohort will meet at the IAM’s Winpisinger Center the week of June 19, 2016.

District 19 Dedicates Historic Bell to Buffenbarger Library

Tue. November 24, 2015

A relic of American railroad history now has a home at the R. Thomas Buffenbarger Library at the IAM’s Winpisinger Center in Hollywood, MD. A locomotive bell, possibly from as far back as the Civil War, was restored by IAM District 19 members and given to the library.

Last Chance to Register for Intermediate Web Development Class

Tue. November 24, 2015

Are you looking to take your District or Local’s website to the next level? The IAM’s Intermediate Web Development Class, to be held February 14-19, 2016 at the Winpisinger Center, will give you the tools you need to reach your membership online like never before.

IAM Retirees Build Power at 2015 Conference

Thu. November 19, 2015

Retired IAM members don’t just leave the fight to their working brothers and sisters when they call it a career.

Take it from the several hundred delegates of the 2015 IAM Retiree Conference in Las Vegas – they’re engaged in local IAM Retiree Clubs, attend trainings at the Winpisinger Center, volunteer for labor-friendly politicians and raise hell when Washington tries to step on working people.

Congressional Pressure Builds to Repeal Middle-Class Health Insurance Tax Hike

Thu. November 19, 2015

Democrats and Republicans from both houses of Congress are urging the president to work with them to rapidly repeal the Affordable Care Act’s excise tax that will affect many middle-class worker health insurance plans.

TAKE ACTION: Contact your members of Congress and tell them you support the repeal of the Excise Tax by calling 202-224-3121.

District 751 Machinists Honored for Saving Life of Co-Worker

Thu. November 19, 2015

Two members of IAM District 751 have received the Governor’s Lifesaving Award for quick actions that saved the life of a Boeing Co. co-worker.

Maine Machinists Take Stand Against Domestic Violence

Thu. November 19, 2015

The Women’s Committee of IAM Local S6 hosted its third annual Domestic Violence Awareness Collection last month, raising nearly $1,400 in cash and more than $200 worth of donated items. Members of Local S6 are employed at Bath Iron Works, in Bath, ME.

SEIU Endorses Hillary Clinton for President

Thu. November 19, 2015

The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) has joined the Machinists and several other unions to endorse Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination.

Register Now for 2016 Federal Employee Basic Program

Thu. November 19, 2015

The IAM is conducting a Federal Employees Basic Program February 28-March 4, 2016 at the William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center in Hollywood, MD.

Georgia Workers Say ‘No’ to Company Intimidation, ‘Yes’ to IAM Representation

Tue. November 17, 2015

IAM District 131 in Georgia has seen lots of organizing action in recent months. First, new organizer Billy Barnwell organized over 100 new members at Local 2789 in Grovetown, GA on an internal organizing campaign at John Deere.

Tell Congress to Protect Rights for Workers of Native-Owned Businesses

Tue. November 17, 2015

Because of the National Labor Relations Act, most American workers have the freedom to organize into unions and collectively bargain for better wages, benefits, hours and working conditions. This protection applies to employees of many tribal-owned and -operated businesses.

Tell your members of Congress to oppose the dubiously-named Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act, H.R. 511.

IAM Supports a Voice for South Carolina Boeing Workers

Tue. November 17, 2015

For several years, the Machinists Union has been working to bring a voice to the workers at Boeing’s 787-production plant in North Charleston, SC.

Federal Mediation Director Visits IAM Mechanics Training Center

Tue. November 17, 2015

The Director of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS) and former IAM General Counsel Allison Beck visited the IAM Mechanics’ Local 701 Technician Training Center in Carol Stream, IL.

2016 Per Capita Tax Announced

Tue. November 17, 2015

The Grand Lodge monthly per capita tax for 2016 will be $33.29, reports General Secretary-Treasurer Dora Cervantes in a letter to all IAM District and Local Lodges. The figure was calculated using the formula approved by Delegates to the 2008 Grand Lodge Convention.

Win a Union Sportsmen’s Alliance Trip to the Bassmaster Classic

Tue. November 17, 2015

IAM members can now enter to win an all-expense-paid trip to the GEICO Bassmaster Classic in Tulsa, OK from March 4-6, 2016. The deadline to enter is January 15, 2016.

Phoenix Airport Fueling Agents Vote IAM Yes

Thu. November 12, 2015

More than 120 fueling agents at Swissport in Phoenix won IAM collective bargaining rights after an election was held this week. Workers, who reached out to the IAM with concerns over substandard wages, unsafe working conditions and job security, are responsible for fueling cargo planes and passenger aircraft at Phoenix’s Sky Harbor International Airport.

Stand Up for Adequate Flight Attendant Rest

Thu. November 12, 2015

As safety professionals and first responders, Flight Attendants are tasked with handling emergencies and caring for thousands of passengers every day. However, study after study show Flight Attendants are impacted by fatigue on a regular basis, negatively affecting their ability to perform safety functions in an emergency.

Tell Congress to allow 10 hours rest for Flight Attendants

San Francisco NFFE-IAM Nurse Takes Pride in Serving Vets

Thu. November 12, 2015

Retired San Francisco Veterans Administration nurse Patricia LaSala spent her career caring for the needs of American veterans and representing her coworkers.

We Want to Hear From Working Women

Thu. November 12, 2015

The AFL-CIO has released a new survey of working women to capture a multifaceted picture of the lives of working women across the country, both union and nonunion.

Enrollment Deadline Nears for Federal Employee Basic Program

Thu. November 12, 2015

The IAM is conducting the Federal Employees Basic Program February 7-12, 2016 at the William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center in Hollywood, MD. Applications should be returned by November 30, 2015.

Gardner, Manzo Named Transportation Department Special Representatives

Thu. November 12, 2015

IAM International President Tom Buffenbarger has announced the appointment of Sandy Gardner and Michael Manzo as Transportation Department Special Representatives.

A Message from IP Tom Buffenbarger

Tue. November 10, 2015

Today in the United States and Canada, we honor heroes among us – the men and women who have served or continue to serve in our armed forces. They’re family, friends, IAM brothers and sisters, or complete strangers. They’re veterans, and today we salute them.

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