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Make Your Voice Heard On Election Day November 4

Thu. October 30, 2014

If you haven’t already voted early, be sure to make a plan to go to the polls on Election Day, Tuesday, November 4.

IAM Mourns Wichita Plane Crash Victims

Thu. October 30, 2014

The IAM mourns the at least four people who died Thursday after a small plane crashed into and ignited a fire inside the FlightSafety International building near Mid-Continent Airport in Wichita, KS.

International Unions Support IAM-Delta Flight Attendant Campaign

Thu. October 30, 2014

The IAM and International Transport Workers Federation (ITF)-affiliated unions from the SkyTeam airline alliance today held strategic meetings and informational picketing at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, Delta’s largest hub, to support Delta Air Lines Flight Attendants’ campaign for IAM representation.

Roeper to Lead IAM Health and Welfare Department

Thu. October 30, 2014

IAM General Secretary-Treasurer Robert Roach, Jr., has appointed Maria Roeper as Director and Counsel of the newly-formed IAM Health and Welfare Programs Department, effective November 1, 2014.

Deadline to Attend 2014 Guide Dogs Banquet is October 31

Thu. October 30, 2014

The deadline to reserve a seat at the 34th Annual William W. Winpisinger Charity Banquet at the 2014 Guide Dogs of America (GDA) Conference in Las Vegas is October 31.

Machinists Union Opposes Fast Track Gimmickry

Tue. October 28, 2014

The IAM is fully engaged in the national AFL-CIO campaign against Fast Track.

Fast Track is a legislative gimmick being considered in Congress that would make it easier for advocates of Big Trade to pass the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP), without a full and open debate. Fast Track and TPP would give U.S. corporations yet another “free pass” to move jobs overseas to countries where workers are deprived of basic freedoms.

IAM Member Makes Flawless Case for Modern Unions

Tue. October 28, 2014

An op-ed penned by Maine paralegal Carol Sanborn, a member of IAM Local S89, tells her own unique story of joining the IAM and takes outdated anti-union sentiment to task in the process.

2014 IAM Photo Contest Winners Announced

Tue. October 28, 2014

Results of the 2014 IAM Photo Contest are in and the 2015 Calendar is rolling off the presses.

Make Sure Your Halloween Treats Are Union Made

Tue. October 28, 2014

Don’t get caught unprepared when trick-or-treaters come knocking this Halloween. Make sure you have a full supply of union-made-in-America treats for all the witches, vampires and pirates that stop by your doorstep.

Machinists Union, Southwest Airlines Reach Tentative Contract

Thu. October 23, 2014

The IAM announced it reached a tentative agreement with Southwest Airlines covering approximately 6,500 Passenger Service and Reservations Agents.

IAM Scores Organizing Hat Trick in Texas

Thu. October 23, 2014

The Southern Territory this week announced their latest organizing victory for 1,000 mechanics, technicians and maintenance personnel employed by URS at the Red River Army Depot (RRAD) near Texarkana, TX. The win follows a pair of successful territory campaigns earlier this year that organized 925 military helicopter mechanics, technicians and maintenance personnel employed by L3 at the Corpus Christi Army Depot (CCAD) in Corpus Christi, TX.

Tennessee State Council Hosts Fall Meeting

Thu. October 23, 2014

Delegates from across the Volunteer State traveled to Nashville, TN recently for a full weekend of activities at the semi-annual meeting of the Tennessee State Council of Machinists. Despite a current political environment in Tennessee that is decidedly anti-worker and anti-union, the delegates are fully engaged in the upcoming midterm elections, supporting worker-friendly candidates from Memphis to Knoxville and from Clarksville to Chattanooga.

Herrnstadt to Serve on Key Aerospace Advisory Committee

Thu. October 23, 2014

IAM Chief of Staff Owen Herrnstadt will be the first ever trade union representative appointed to serve on a U.S. Industry Trade Advisory Committee (ITAC). He will be serving on the committee concerned with aerospace equipment and will represent the IAM’s viewpoint as part of U.S. labor’s interests in the aerospace industry.

Traveling Quilt Welcomed at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital

Thu. October 23, 2014

Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt in Nashville, TN, is now the proud owner of a bright yellow quilt made by IAM members Angela Duren and Paula Skelton.

Deadline to Reserve Guide Dogs Conference Hotel is October 24

Thu. October 23, 2014

The deadline to book a hotel room at the discounted rate for the 2014 Guide Dogs of America (GDA) Conference in Las Vegas is October 24, 2014. This year’s conference will be held November 20-22.

Machinist Union Members Win New Contract at Schneider Electric, Strike Ends

Tue. October 21, 2014

Members of IAM Local 2069 voted to accept an improved offer from Schneider Electric and end a two-week strike by more than 300 IAM members in Schneider’s Square D facility in Peru, IN.

Wichita Machinists at Textron Aviation Vote to Accept Joint Contract

Tue. October 21, 2014

Members of IAM District 70 at Textron Aviation voted 73 to 27 percent to unify under a single six-year collective bargaining agreement that commits to growing aerospace jobs in Wichita, preserves member seniority and increases pay.

IAM Automotive Conference Focuses on Future

Tue. October 21, 2014

The 2014 IAM Automotive Conference in Fort Lauderdale, FL brought together IAM representatives and activists from North America’s automotive and trucking industries to assess the state of the industry six years after its collision with the 2008 Recession and to plan bargaining and organizing strategies for the future.

Labor Secretary Lauds Unions as Key to Prosperity

Tue. October 21, 2014

U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez, speaking at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, promoted the role labor unions have in sustaining and growing the middle class and called for a raise in the minimum wage and a nationwide paid family leave law.

Illinois Machinists Host Rally with AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka

Thu. October 16, 2014

IAM District 9, Local 660 in East Alton, IL, hosted AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka at a rally of members from the Greater Madison County Federation of Labor, Southwestern Illinois Central Labor Council, and the Southwestern Illinois Building and Construction Trades.

IAM Transportation Safety Program Wins National Safety Council Honors

Thu. October 16, 2014

The IAM’s Joint Air Transport Safety Committee (JATSC) was recognized by the National Safety Council as a recipient of their “Exemplary Service to Safety Award” for their ongoing efforts to protect the safety and health of the workers in the airline industry. The JATSC was established by the IAM’s Transportation Department with representatives from all the airline districts.

Supreme Court Upholds North Carolina Voter Suppression

Thu. October 16, 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled the state of North Carolina can implement a voter suppression law that cuts early voting, ends same-day registration and prohibits out-of-precinct voting.

Deadlines Near to Register for 2014 Guide Dogs Conference

Thu. October 16, 2014

The deadline to book a hotel room at the discounted rate for the 2014 Guide Dogs of America (GDA) Conference in Las Vegas is October 24, 2014. This year’s conference will be held November 20-22.

IAM Members Save with Union Plus Car Insurance

Thu. October 16, 2014

Did you know that IAM members who’ve switched to Union Plus Auto Insurance have saved an average of $565 on car insurance?

IAM Wins Top Honors in 2014 ILCA Labor Media Awards

Tue. October 14, 2014

The Machinists Union won several top honors in the annual International Labor Communications Association (ILCA) Labor Media Awards contest, which honors the best in labor journalism.

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