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Machinists Union Disputes DOL Claims in Pension Fund Dispute

Tue. February 09, 2016

The IAM is raising serious questions over allegations contained in a lawsuit filed by the Department of Labor (DOL) against the IAM National Pension Fund.

Pantoja to Fill Vacancy on United Continental Holdings Board

Tue. February 09, 2016

The IAM announced that Transportation General Vice President Sito Pantoja will replace retired IAM District 141 President Rich Delaney on the Board of Directors of United Continental Holdings (UCH), the parent company of United Airlines, effective March 1, 2016.

IAM Shipyard Workers Overcome Stall Tactics, Begin Bargaining

Tue. February 09, 2016

After nearly six-and-a-half years, over 200 Technicians in the radiation monitoring area of Huntington Ingalls shipyard in Newport News, VA are getting a voice at the bargaining table. The group of radiological technicians and lab personnel voted to join the IAM in 2009, but the company filed appeal after appeal until a circuit court issued a blistering decision in November, ordering them to bargain.

Countdown to 2016 Grand Lodge Convention Continues

Tue. February 09, 2016

The countdown to the 2016 IAM Grand Lodge Convention is here! To help you keep track, a Grand Lodge Convention countdown clock has been added to www.goiam.org. The quadrennial event will commence on September 4, 2016 at the Chicago Hilton Hotel and is expected to conclude on September 9, 2016.

Help IAM Flight Attendants Get Adequate Rest, Keep Our Skies Safe

Tue. February 09, 2016

As safety professionals and first responders, Flight Attendants are tasked with handling emergencies and caring for thousands of passengers every day. It’s imperative for Flight Attendants to be adequately rested every time they take off.

Indiana Local 1227 Members Attend Negotiation Prep at WWW

Tue. February 09, 2016

IAM Local 1227 Negotiating Committee members from Regal-Beloit in Valparaiso, IN recently completed the Negotiating Preparation for Bargaining Committees Program at the William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center in Hollywood, MD.

IAM on TPP Signing: ‘A Corporate Driven Rigged Economic System’

Thu. February 04, 2016

The IAM immediately responded to the Obama administration’s signing of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) in New Zealand this week. The deal remains deeply flawed and bad for workers around the world, IAM International President Bob Martinez said in a statement.

IAM District 15 Answering NYC Uber Drivers’ Call for Dignity

Thu. February 04, 2016

In the mid-90s, when New York City Black Car drivers – deemed “independent contractors” and thus not eligible for traditional employee protections – were looking for a voice on the job, they turned to IAM District 15 to win the right to unionize and collectively bargain.

Big Week for Southern Territory: Back-to-Back Wins, Over 300 New Members

Thu. February 04, 2016

The Southern Territory doubled down with a one-two organizing punch when 111 aircraft workers and mechanics at NAS Norfolk, VA joined the IAM just days after 210 workers at NAS Oceana voted overwhelmingly for the IAM. Both groups are employed by AECOM, a contractor on the southeast Virginia bases.

IAM Members Getting Union-Made Degrees at Winpisinger Center

Thu. February 04, 2016

Members from nearly every sector of the IAM descended on the William W. Winpisinger Education & Technology Center in Hollywood, MD as part of two undergraduate cohorts of the Empire State College/IAM Partnership Program. They are pursuing bachelor’s degrees in labor studies.

IAM-TCU, New Jersey Transit Rail Labor Coalition Continues to Negotiate as Strike Date Looms

Thu. February 04, 2016

Talks between the 11 unions, including the IAM and TCU-IAM, in the New Jersey Transit (NJT) Rail Labor Coalition and negotiators from NJT continue, but no agreement has been reached. Both sides are pledging to continue negotiations.

Campbell Appointed Western Territory Education Representative

Thu. February 04, 2016

IAM International President Bob Martinez announced he has appointed Melissa Campbell as the Western Territory Education Representative. The appointment was effective February 1.

Deadline Approaching: Enroll Now for 2016 Spanish Programs

Tue. February 02, 2016

The William W. Winpisinger Center Education and Technology Center is accepting enrollments for all eight of its 2016 Spanish programs. Districts and Locals are encouraged to reach out to their Spanish speaking members, who may be unaware of the variety of programs offered in Spanish. Members who would benefit from attending Leadership programs in their native language have the potential to become more effective workplace leaders.  

Pickthall to Succeed Ritchie as Canadian GVP

Tue. February 02, 2016

IAM International President Bob Martinez announced that, effective May 1, 2016, Canadian Chief of Staff Stan Pickthall will succeed Dave Ritchie as Canadian General Vice President. Martinez made the announcement at a meeting of IAM District 250 in Vancouver, BC.

IAM to Boeing: Stop Using Taxpayer Money to Move Aerospace Jobs Out of Washington State

Tue. February 02, 2016

The IAM and District 751 are urging Washington state legislators to pass a bill requiring the Boeing Co. keep its promise to “maintain and grow” aerospace jobs in the state.

Virginia Aviation Mechanics Vote IAM ‘Yes’

Tue. February 02, 2016

The IAM Southern Territory scored another big win when 210 aviation workers and mechanics at Naval Air Station Oceana in Virginia Beach, VA voted overwhelmingly for IAM representation. The workers are employed by AECOM, a contractor on the base.

Iowa Gives Clinton Critical First Victory

Tue. February 02, 2016

It took boots-on-the-ground efforts, like those of IAM members across the state, to secure Hillary Clinton’s hard-fought victory in the Iowa Caucuses.

Se Acerca La Fecha: Enlístate Ahora para Programas de Español del 2016

Tue. February 02, 2016

El Centro de Educación y Tecnología William W. Winpisinger está aceptando inscripciones para los ocho programas en español del 2016. Se les recomienda a los Distritos y Logias locales de dar aliento a sus miembros de habla hispana, que no estén conscientes de la variedad de programas que se ofrecen en español. Miembros de habla hispana que se beneficiarían de asistir a programas de liderazgo en su lengua materna tienen el potencial para convertirse en líderes del lugar de trabajo.

On MLK Weekend, Labor Vows to ‘Change the Rules’

Thu. January 28, 2016

More than 1,000 labor and human rights activists gathered in Washington, DC to take part in the 2016 AFL-CIO Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Civil and Human Rights Conference. The theme, “Change the Rules, Be the Power,” galvanized attendees to celebrate King’s legacy while also ushering in a new era of social activism.

WATCH: Change the Rules

Labor, Civil Rights Icon Recalls 1968 Memphis Sanitation Strike

Thu. January 28, 2016

In early February 1968, Memphis sanitation workers reached a tipping point in their dealings with the city following the deaths of two garbage collectors by a malfunctioning truck.

WATCH: Bill Lucy Recalls the 1968 Memphis Sanitation Strike

Numbers Don’t Lie: The Ex-Im Bank Works

Thu. January 28, 2016

The U.S. Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank is a good deal for American workers and their tax dollars, according to newly-released figures from the independent lending agency.

Last Chance to Sign Up for W3 Basic Web Class

Thu. January 28, 2016

Are you looking for a better way to communicate with your fellow members? The IAM’s Basic Web Development class can help you create a dynamic website that meets the needs of 21st century union members, but you need to hurry!

Register Now to Celebrate the Legacy of Retired IP Buffenbarger

Thu. January 28, 2016

The IAM will celebrate the legacy of retired IAM International President Tom Buffenbarger with a banquet dinner on Friday, March 18, 2016 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, MD.

Florida Machinists Win $2.5M Grievance Settlement

Tue. January 26, 2016

In a perfect example of why an IAM contract is so valuable, more than 200 workers for L3 Communications at Whiting Field Naval Air Station near Pensacola, FL won a grievance settlement that will result in an average payout of over $11,500 for each member.

Air Canada IAM Members Ratify Contract

Tue. January 26, 2016

IAM members at Air Canada voted nearly 3-to-1 to accept the terms of an agreement covering more than 7,500 workers at the carrier. The contract covers technical maintenance and operational support employees handling baggage at airports and in Air Canada Cargo.

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