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Texas NFFE-IAM Local 2189 Honored for Organizing Win

Thu. April 23, 2015

IAM Southern Territory General Vice President Mark Blondin presented NFFE-IAM Local 2189 a crystal appreciation award for their help and support of the organizing effort for Service Contract employees working for URS at Red River Army Depot near Texarkana, TX.

Louisiana Local 470 Machinists Ink Three-Year Contract at Axiall

Thu. April 23, 2015

About 600 members of IAM Local 470 in Lake Charles, LA ratified a new three-year deal with Axiall Corp., a chemical products company.

The new contract removed most of the two-tier wage system implemented in the 2009 contract.

Arrive a Member, Leave a Leader: The Latest from the Winpisinger Center (VIDEO)

Thu. April 23, 2015

Chris Wagoner, director of the IAM’s William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center, is excited about the expanding opportunities for IAM members at the Hollywood, MD training center.

WATCH: “Viewpoint with Chris Wagoner”

Deadline Extended for Federal Workers Collective Bargaining Class

Thu. April 23, 2015

The registration deadline has been extended to May 3 for the Federal Employees Collective Bargaining Program to be held June 21-26, 2015 at the William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center in Hollywood, MD.

It’s Crunch Time: Tell Congress to Vote No on Fast Track for TPP

Tue. April 21, 2015

An upcoming vote in the U.S. Senate to “Fast Track” the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a global free trade agreement between the U.S. and 11 Latin American and Asian countries, represents “the same old corporate-driven approach to trade that has cost America hundreds of thousands of good paying jobs,” writes IAM International President Tom Buffenbarger in a letter to Congress.

TAKE ACTION: Tell your members of Congress to vote NO on Fast Track for the TPP

Washington State Jorgensen Forge Machinists Approve First IAM Contract

Tue. April 21, 2015

Machinists Union members who work at Jorgensen Forge Corp. (JFC) in Tukwila, WA will get their first pay raises in seven years after ratifying a new collective bargaining agreement.

Video: A Conversation on Federal Worker Issues

Tue. April 21, 2015

Whether it’s keeping our military safe, taming forest fires, caring for veterans, or a host of other jobs, members of the National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE-IAM) are doing important work on behalf of the American people every day.

WATCH: “Viewpoint with Randy Erwin”

Help Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger on May 9

Tue. April 21, 2015

The IAM is joining the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) to help collect donated food in more than 10,000 communities for the annual Letter Carriers' Food Drive. The 23rd annual food drive is set for Saturday, May 9.

We Want to See You in DC for the IAM Legislative Conference

Tue. April 21, 2015

Time is running out to register for the 2015 IAM Legislative Conference.

The conference will be held May 11-14 at the Hyatt Regency Washington, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW, Washington, DC

FSC Helps Undermine Woodworkers’ Rights by Certifying Fiji Wood Products

Tue. April 21, 2015

The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), in direct conflict with its own criteria and in the face of International Labour Organization (ILO) reports, continues to certify Fiji Pine and Tropik Wood Products with a certificate for sustainable forest management and a Chain of Custody license. As each piece of Fiji Pine wood that carries an FSC logo enters the market, the hopes of our union brothers and sisters in the Fiji Sugarcane and General Workers Union (FSGWU) for a union contract and decent working conditions sink lower and lower.

IAM Responds to Deeply Flawed Fast Track Legislation

Thu. April 16, 2015

“We are angered and deeply disappointed that the legislation introduced today repeats the same old corporate-driven approach to trade that has cost America hundreds of thousands of jobs,” said IAM International President Tom Buffenbarger.

Beechcraft Aircraft Mechanics Join Wichita Local 774

Thu. April 16, 2015

IAM District 70 organized 109 aircraft mechanics and other technicians at the Beechcraft Service Center in Wichita, KS, in the wake of a card check recognition agreement with the company. A third-party local minister oversaw the card check process and confirmed majority support for the IAM.

NMB Rules American Airlines a Single Carrier

Thu. April 16, 2015

In an announcement that brings more than 30,000 Mechanic and Related, Fleet Service and Stores employees at American Airlines a step closer to joint contract negotiations, the National Mediation Board (NMB) ruled that the carrier is operating as a single transportation system.

IAM Scholarship Judges Confer to Select Winners

Thu. April 16, 2015

Judges for the 2015 IAM Scholarship Competition met at IAM Headquarters in Upper Marlboro, MD to choose the 2015 Scholarship winners from a field of more than 300 entries. Winners will be contacted first and the will be announced in early summer.

Register Now for the IAM Women’s, Young Workers and Human Rights Conference

Thu. April 16, 2015

Make plans now to join fellow IAM activists at the 2015 Women’s, Young Workers and Human Rights Conference from October 7-11, 2015 at the Caribe Hilton in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Deadline Approaching for IAM Industrial Conference

Thu. April 16, 2015

May 8 is the deadline for a special room rate at the IAM Industrial Conference, to be held June 15-19 at the Hilton Hotel in Chicago.

Click here for the official call and registration form.

IAM’s Babineaux Talks Labor at National Action Network Convention

Tue. April 14, 2015

“The labor movement needs to stand together like never before to fight attacks on working Americans,” said IAM General Vice President Diane Babineaux at a panel on labor at the 2015 National Action Network Conference in New York, NY.

Negotiations Begin at United Launch Alliance, New Rocket Announced

Tue. April 14, 2015

As the IAM opened negotiations with United Launch Alliance (ULA) in Huntsville, AL, ULA announced the new Next Generation Launch System (NGLS) will be built in the IAM-represented facility at Decatur, AL. ULA CEO Tory Bruno said that the rocket would be 100% American made.

Solidarity for Locked Out IAM Auto Mechanics at Al Piemonte Chevrolet

Tue. April 14, 2015

For nine months, management at the Al Piemonte East Dundee, IL dealership has refused to bargain in good faith with the new members of IAM Local 701.

Equal Pay Day: Women Still Earning Less Than Men

Tue. April 14, 2015

This year, April 14 is the day that symbolizes how much extra a woman must work in 2015 to make the same as a man did in 2014.

Click here for more information from the Department of Labor on equal pay and here for information about the Paycheck Fairness Act.

Walmart and Low-Wage Workers to Stage Protests April 15

Tue. April 14, 2015

Walmart, McDonalds and thousands of other low-wage and fast food workers are staging strikes and rallies in hundreds of cities nationwide and 35 countries as part of the growing Fight for $15 movement to raise workers’ wages to $15 per hour and have the right to join a union.

IAM, Labor Launch Campaign to Train, Organize Immigrant Workers

Thu. April 09, 2015

A group of IAM members spent a week developing skills to better interact with immigrants, especially those in search of strong union representation.

Watch: “IAM Attends Labor Immigration Conference

TPP Trade Deal Protects Profits Over People

Thu. April 09, 2015

Newly-leaked classified documents show that the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal would greatly expand the “investor-state” provisions that permit corporations to use private World Bank or United Nations Tribunals to demand compensation for any environmental, labor, public health, consumer safety, financial regulation or other protective laws that could diminish any “expected future profits.”

Tell Congress to Support Transportation Equity

Thu. April 09, 2015

We count on the construction and maintenance of highways, roads and bridges, as well as bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure to connect us to jobs, schools, housing, health care, grocery stores and more. But political uncertainty in Washington, DC has slowed or stopped work on critical projects our nation depends on, putting jobs at risk and slowing future investment.

TAKE ACTION: Today, April 9, is Speak Up for Transportation Day! Call senators today (202-224-3121) and urge them to speak up for transportation by asking their colleagues on the Senate Budget Committee to support the GROW AMERICA Act 2.0 as the model for transportation equity.

Register Now for 2015 IAM Legislative Conference

Thu. April 09, 2015

Time is running out to register for the 2015 IAM Legislative Conference.

The conference will be held May 11-14 at the Hyatt Regency Washington, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW, Washington, DC.

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