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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) has joined the Machinists and several other unions to endorse Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Retired San Francisco Veterans Administration nurse Patricia LaSala spent her career caring for the needs of American veterans and representing her coworkers.
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.
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.
IAM International President Tom Buffenbarger has announced the appointment of Sandy Gardner and Michael Manzo as Transportation Department Special Representatives.
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.