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From toy drives to bike collections, the IAM is banding together this holiday season to help spread some cheer to working families across the country.
The newly-elected Negotiating Committee at URS at Red River Army Depot outside of Texarkana, TX attended the Negotiations Preparations training at the William W. Winpisinger Center (WWW) in Hollywood, MD in preparation for upcoming negotiations.
IAM District and Local Lodges are encouraged to consider sending young activists to represent the Machinists Union at the AFL-CIO NextUp Young Worker Summit.
The deadline for the Federal Employees’ Basic Program to be held February 8-13, 2015 at the William W. Winpisinger (WWW) Education and Technology Center, in Hollywood, MD, has been extended to January 9.
IAM Headquarters will close for the holidays at the close of business Friday, December 19, and re-open Monday, January 5, 2015. Best wishes to all for a safe and joyous holiday season.
IAM District 4 has filed an injunction in the U.S. District Court of Maine against Verso Paper Corp., as part of the growing effort to force the company to honor severance commitments to hundreds of employees who will lose their jobs when Verso shutters the Bucksport mill.
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is changing its rules to allow for more timely union elections, which are often stalled by employers hoping to discourage employees from unionizing.
Anyone who has ever seen a child’s eyes light up at the sight of a new bicycle under the tree on Christmas morning knows where the inspiration behind this latest example of IAM service to the community comes from.
You still have time to apply for a 2015 Union Plus Scholarship. The deadline for applications is January 31, 2015. This year's application is entirely online. Scholarships are from $500 to $4,000 and do not require repayment.
In a move that will allow deep cuts to earned pension benefits for millions of U.S. retirees, members of Congress are expected to vote this week on a spending bill that includes significant changes to the 1974 law outlawing such cuts.
More than 300 people attended a rally in Falconer, NY as a show of solidarity for more than 130 IAM Local 2105 and National Conference of Firemen and Oilers (NCFO) workers on strike at fusion cast refractory-maker RHI Monofrax.
The IAM has announced the 2015 dates for all four stages of the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) at the William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center in Hollywood, MD.
IAM International President Tom Buffenbarger has announced the appointment of Indianapolis District 90 Directing Business Representative Tim Hough to the position of Midwest Territory Special Representative, effective January 1, 2015.
Wage growth in developed countries, including the U.S., has remained almost stagnant since 2006, according to the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) 2014-15 Global Wage Report.
A blustery and cold day in Washington, DC wasn’t enough to keep hundreds of labor, environmental and consumer advocates from protesting the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade agreement, or TPP, on the steps of the U.S. Trade Representative’s office.
TAKE ACTION: Tell Congress to Vote ‘No’ on Fast Track for the TPP.
The GOP’s takeover of the U.S. Senate got a lot of attention post-Election Day, but the widening Republican majority in state houses around the country could prove equally as destructive for working families.
In its ongoing effort to fight Congressional attempts to cut multiemployer pension benefits of retirees and their surviving spouses, the IAM has taken out a full-page ad in DC political news favorites Politico, Roll Call and The Hill. The ad calls on Congress to reject any proposal that would seek to bail out a few troubled plans on the backs of existing retirees.
TAKE ACTION: Tell Congress to vote “No” on the bill to cut multiemployer pensions for retirees.
The IAM’s campaign to organize the South continues with a strong first contract for 201 helicopter mechanics and supply personnel employed by L-3 at Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah, GA.
As Guide Dogs of America (GDA) continues its Holiday Fund-A-Need campaign, the IAM’s favorite charity wants to remind supporters of the profound impact a guide dog has on the life of a blind or visually-impaired individual.
In a stunning betrayal of America’s highly vulnerable retiree population, lawmakers are preparing legislation for the lame duck session of Congress that would overturn a key tenant of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) and allow drastic cuts to the pensions of current retirees and surviving spouses.
Take Action: Tell Congress to vote “No” on any legislation that would fund troubled pension plans on the backs of American retirees.
Approximately 6,500 Passenger Service and Reservations Agents at Southwest Airlines have overwhelmingly approved a new contract.
IAM District 19 gave a nod to its storied past while looking toward the future for Machinist Union railroad workers at its seventh quadrennial convention in Denver.
IAM International President Tom Buffenbarger has announced the appointment of Aerospace Coordinator Don Barker to the position of Organizing Director, effective January 1, 2015.
More than 1,400 people took part in the Guide Dogs of America (GDA) 34th annual William W. Winpisinger Charity Banquet, golf tournament, Hawgs for Dogs motorcycle ride and sporting clay event in Las Vegas as shown in a new video.
Surprise your loved ones for the holidays with a brand new AT&T smartphone and 15 percent off their wireless bill – all while receiving up to $250 in rebates through the Union Plus Smartphone Rebate Program.