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Tell the House to Extend Unemployment Insurance Benefits

Tue. April 15, 2014

House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) refuses to take up a Senate bill aimed at extending federal unemployment insurance benefits for the jobless.

Click here to tell your House members to pass the emergency unemployment benefits extension today.

Act Now to Block Job-Killing TPP Trade Deal

Tue. April 15, 2014

Twenty years after the ratification of NAFTA, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka and other worker advocates are speaking out against the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), another free-trade deal that promises job growth but instead exports thousands of U.S. jobs to low-wage countries.

Click here to tell Congress it's time they support trade rules that work for America's working families.

Click here to watch “Tough Trade Talk.”

NY Aviation High School Visits WWW, IAM Headquarters

Tue. April 15, 2014

For the 12th consecutive year, students from New York City’s Aviation High School visited the IAM’s William W. Winpisinger (WWW) Education and Technology Center in Hollywood, MD for a unique look inside the U.S. transportation industry.

Military Base Victim Advocates Get Justice Through IAM

Tue. April 15, 2014

After a long and tenacious struggle, 13 Victim Advocates who work under a Service Contract at Joint Base Lewis McChord have gained a bit of justice. The Wage and Hour Division of the Department of Labor (DOL) has just finished its investigation and reached a settlement with their previous employer, Strategic Resources, Inc. (SRI), for a back pay settlement that could be well into the millions.

Register Now for 2014 Human Rights and Women’s Programs

Tue. April 15, 2014

The dates for the 2014 Human Rights and Women’s programs at the William W. Winpisinger Center in Hollywood, MD have been changed. The IAM will now conduct simultaneous Human Rights and Women’s programs on October 12-17, 2014.

WWW Center Prepares IAM Members at Northrop for Upcoming Negotiations

Tue. April 15, 2014

Negotiating Committee members at IAM District 725, Local 575 in Azusa, CA, recently prepared for upcoming negotiations with defense contractor Northrop Grumman by developing a multi-faceted strategic bargaining plan at the William W. Winpisinger (WWW) Education and Technology Center in Hollywood, MD.

Ryan Budget Fleeces Federal Workforce

Thu. April 10, 2014

The government spending plan proposed by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) would gouge even more money out of the pockets of beleaguered middle-class federal workers who have already been hit with pay and pension cuts, furloughs and a government shutdown.

Machinists Union Mobilizes Congressional Support to Thwart United Airlines’ Job Cuts

Thu. April 10, 2014

IAM representatives met with Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-OH) to discuss the effects of United’s plan to downsize its operations at Cleveland’s Hopkins Airport and the possible outsourcing of Fleet and Passenger Service work to low-paid sub-contractors in other cities.

IAM Local 701 Lends Expertise to Aspiring Auto Techs

Thu. April 10, 2014

Members at IAM Local 701 know a thing or two about fixing things. These Chicago-area Machinists make a living working on cars, trucks, RVs, forklifts and much more.

IAM Members Vote to End Strike at Trax

Thu. April 10, 2014

More than 300 IAM Local 2515 members have voted to end their strike at Trax International in White Sands Missile Range, NM.

Register Now for the 2014 Communications Conference

Thu. April 10, 2014

The deadline to book your hotel room at the special room rate for the 2014 IAM Communications Conference is fast approaching. The cutoff date for a single or double room at the Loews New Orleans Hotel in New Orleans for $179 per night is April 24, 2014.

IAM Members Ratify Contract at Alaska Airlines

Thu. April 10, 2014

IAM members at Alaska Airlines have overwhelmingly ratified a new contract at the carrier covering approximately 3,000 clerical, office and passenger service employees at Alaska Airlines.

Equal Pay Day: Women Still Earn Way Less than Men

Tue. April 08, 2014

April 8 is the annual observance of Equal Pay Day, a date that marks how much extra a woman has to work in 2014 before earning what a man did in 2013.

House Votes to Slash One Million Workers’ Health Coverage

Tue. April 08, 2014

A recent House GOP vote to redefine full-time work under the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) employer mandate shows its complete disregard for U.S. workers, including those who don’t work a traditional 40-hour work week.

Contract Talks Underway for 3,500 at Fort Rucker

Tue. April 08, 2014

Negotiations are moving forward on a new contract that will cover 3,500 members of IAM Local 2003 employed by Army Fleet Support (AFS) at Fort Rucker in Daleville, AL.

New Documents Shed More Light on Volkswagen UAW Vote

Tue. April 08, 2014

The plot continues to thicken in the aftermath of the controversial February 14 vote that narrowly rejected United Auto Worker (UAW) representation at Volkswagen’s Chattanooga, TN plant.

Machinists Urge House Support of Increased F-35 Production

Tue. April 08, 2014

The IAM urges the U.S. House to restore the previously planned production rate for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program.

IAM, Horizon Air Reach First Agreement

Tue. April 08, 2014

The IAM announced stock and stores employees at Horizon Air reached a first tentative contract with the carrier.

IAM Wins Organizing Drive for 450 in South Texas

Thu. April 03, 2014

The IAM Southern Territory notched an important organizing victory for 450 military helicopter mechanics, technicians and maintenance personnel employed by L3 at the Corpus Christi Army Depot (CCAD) in Corpus Christi, TX.

For more information about the IAM organizing campaign at L3, visit www.goiamtexas.com.

400 IAM Members Ratify Contract at Crown Cork & Seal

Thu. April 03, 2014

More than 400 IAM members across the U.S. have ratified a new three-year collective bargaining agreement with food and beverage packaging company Crown Cork & Seal.

Simulation Techs at NAS Pensacola Vote IAM

Thu. April 03, 2014

Computer Simulation and Training Technicians working for TJ Inc. and Cubic Corp. at the Naval Air Technical Training Center (NATTC) Pensacola, located at Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola, recently overwhelmingly voted “Yes” for IAM representation.

Last Chance to Enroll for Local Lodge History Project

Thu. April 03, 2014

IAM members now have until Friday, April 11 to register for the Local Lodge History Project class scheduled for June 8 to 13 at the William W. Winpisinger (WWW) Education and Technology Center in Hollywood, MD.

Register Now for the 2014 Communications Conference

Thu. April 03, 2014

The 2014 IAM Communications Conference is scheduled for Sunday, June 1 through Wednesday, June 4, 2014, at the Loews New Orleans Hotel, 300 Poydras Street, New Orleans, LA 70130.

Machinists Union Taking on Autism in April

Thu. April 03, 2014

Most everyone knows a family affected by autism, or is dealing with the disorder in their own household. Machinists Union families are no different.

During the month of April, which is recognized as Autism Awareness Month, IAM Headquarters in Upper Marlboro, MD, will be helping educate people about the disorder and hold numerous fundraising events.


WWW Hosts First Spanish Leadership I Program of 2014

Tue. April 01, 2014

The first Spanish Leadership Program of 2014 brought Spanish-speaking members from all over the U.S. and Puerto Rico to the William W. Winpisinger (WWW) Education and Technology Center in Hollywood, MD.

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