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Video: Machinists Remember Those Who Marched in Selma

Tue. March 31, 2015

Fifty years ago, what happened in Selma changed the world.

Five decades later, the IAM again joined thousands in the labor, civil and human rights movements to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Selma-to-Montgomery marches.

Watch “We are One”

New Study Spotlights U.S. Job Loss From Trade Deals

Tue. March 31, 2015

Need another reason to oppose Fast Track and the pending Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement? Promises of new jobs and growing exports from past trade deals haven’t lived up to the hype, according to a new study by the Economic Policy Institute.

TAKE ACTION: Tell Congress to Vote NO on Fast Track For the TPP and if your current or past job, family or community been affected by NAFTA and other past U.S. trade deals, tell us your story and we’ll share it with your U.S. Representative and Senator.

IAM Prepares for Mechanic and Related Negotiations at Air Wisconsin

Tue. March 31, 2015

With Mechanic and Related negotiations approaching at Air Wisconsin Airlines, IAM-represented mechanics from the carrier convened at the William W. Winpisinger Education Center to prepare for the upcoming round of collective bargaining with the regional carrier.

Savoie Appointed Grand Lodge Auditor

Tue. March 31, 2015

IAM General Secretary-Treasurer Robert Roach, Jr. has appointed Canadian Special Representative Robert Savoie to serve as Grand Lodge Auditor. Savoie will assume his new position on April 1, 2015 and will fill the vacancy created by Grand Lodge Auditor Leo Gulliani who is retiring at the end of April after 30 years of steadfast service.

Registration Reminder for IAM Industrial Conference

Tue. March 31, 2015

Don’t forget to register for the IAM Industrial Conference, to be held June 15-19, 2015 at the Hilton Hotel in Chicago. The conference will prepare IAM representatives and members in several key economic sectors to better meet the challenges of organizing and bargaining in today’s fast-paced economic environment.

NLRB Approves Election for Machinists at Boeing

Thu. March 26, 2015

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) approved an agreement between the IAM and the Boeing Company that establishes the date, time, duration and eligible voters for a union representation election among more than 3,000 workers at Boeing’s 787 production facility in North Charleston, SC.

Long Beach IAM Members Rally for Fair Contract

Thu. March 26, 2015

Hundreds of Long Beach, CA city employees, members of IAM Local 1930, flocked to City Hall on Tuesday to protest the lack of progress in current contract negotiations.

Celebrating Women’s History Month: Q&A with IAM Trailblazer Shelley Kessler

Thu. March 26, 2015

California labor leader and longtime IAM member Shelley Kessler tells the story of her start in the labor movement and discusses challenges facing women in the workplace in a Q&A celebrating Women’s History Month.

Canadian IAM Member Reflects on AFL-CIO Young Workers Summit

Thu. March 26, 2015

Dan Janssen, vice president of IAM Local 2323 in Ontario, Canada, gives a candid first-person account of his time planning the future of the labor movement at the AFL-CIO’s 2015 NextUp Young Workers Summit.

Deadline Extended to Register for Young Machinists Training

Thu. March 26, 2015

The deadline to register for the IAM Young Workers Strategy Program, to be held May 3-8, 2015 at the William W. Winpisinger (WWW) Center in Hollywood, MD, has been extended to Wednesday, April 1.

Enroll Now for Federal Employee’s Advanced Program

Thu. March 26, 2015

The IAM will conduct the 2015 Federal Employees’ Advanced Program at the William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center in Hollywood, MD, July 12-17, 2015.

TAKE ACTION NOW: Urge Your Representative to Vote "No" on H.Con.Res. 27

Wed. March 25, 2015

Members of the U.S. House of Representatives are expected to vote Thursday, March 26,on H.Con.Res. 27, the proposed Concurrent Resolution on the Fiscal Year 2016 Budget. The IAM urges all members to contact their members of Congress and urge them to vote “No” on this budget bill. This extreme budget would gouge hundreds of billions from dedicated civil servants and makes hard-working federal employees scapegoats for a dysfunctional Congress.

Take Action Now:  Call the Capitol Switchboard at (202)224-3121 and tell your member of Congress to vote "NO on H.Con.Res. 27.

Click here to urge your Representative to vote "NO" on the Upcoming Budget.

Young Machinists Inspire Change at NextUp Young Worker Summit

Tue. March 24, 2015

The IAM’s young activists helped shape the future of the labor movement at the 2015 AFL-CIO NextUp Young Worker Summit in Chicago.

This is their story, in their words.

New Mexico, Kentucky Say ‘No Thanks’ to Right-to-Work-For-Less

Tue. March 24, 2015

IAM and labor activists beat back so-called “right-to-work” bills, at least for now, in New Mexico and Kentucky, and continue to fight against the GOP’s sneak attack against organized labor in Wisconsin.

WATCH: "Educating the Public about Right-to-Work Laws"

IAM Protects Members During Simpson Sawmill Sales

Tue. March 24, 2015

When Simpson Lumber Company put its sawmilling operations up for sale in December 2014 and put IAM members at risk, quick action by District W24 representatives helped save jobs and provide substantial benefits for those who were displaced.

Video: A Conversation on Activism with APRI President Clayola Brown

Tue. March 24, 2015

Lifelong labor activist Clayola Brown, president of the A. Philip Randolph Institute, sat down with the Machinists News Network to share her thoughts on race, voting rights and the future of activism on the 50th anniversary of the Selma-to-Montgomery marches.

WATCH: “ViewPoint with Clayola Brown”

Rally Today: Come Support a Fair Contract for Long Beach Machinists

Tue. March 24, 2015

More than 3,500 IAM-represented City of Long Beach, CA employees are holding a rally prior to tonight’s city council meeting to demand dignity and respect in the negotiation process.

Less Than Two Weeks to Register for 2015 IAM Legislative Conference

Tue. March 24, 2015

The cut-off date for a special room rate at the 2015 IAM Legislative Conference is April 3.

The conference will be held May 11-14 at the Hyatt Regency Washington, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW, Washington, DC.

Support Grows For Boeing South Carolina Workers

Thu. March 19, 2015

Support from the labor community and fellow IAM members is growing for workers at the Boeing plant in North Charleston, SC who took a crucial step toward winning a strong voice on their pay, benefits and working conditions when they filed for an election to determine if they will be represented by the IAM, North America’s largest and most powerful aerospace union.

GOP Congress Tries to Block Fair Election Rules

Thu. March 19, 2015

The GOP-controlled U.S. House of Representatives is set to vote on a resolution to overturn new rules issued by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) that streamline the union election process to make it fairer for workers, employers and unions.

TAKE ACTION: Tell the House to Vote NO on Disapproval of New NLRB Election Rules

Founder’s Grandson Visits Guide Dogs of America

Thu. March 19, 2015

The IAM’s favorite charity, the Guide Dogs of America (GDA), recently welcomed the grandson of a former IAM member who was the catalyst for GDA’s founding nearly 70 years ago.

Register Now for IAM Industrial Conference

Thu. March 19, 2015

Register now for the IAM Industrial Conference, to be held June 15-19, 2015 at the Hilton Hotel in Chicago. The conference will prepare IAM representatives and members in several key economic sectors to better meet the challenges of organizing and bargaining in today’s fast-paced economic environment.

Newsletter and Website Contest Deadline Extended to April 17

Thu. March 19, 2015

There’s still time to enter your newsletter or website in the annual IAM Newsletter and Website Contest. The deadline for entries has been extended to Friday, April 17, 2015.

Cervantes, Conigliaro to Assume New Leadership Roles

Tue. March 17, 2015

IAM International President Tom Buffenbarger announced at the MNPL Planning Committee meeting in Houston, TX that General Vice President Dora Cervantes will be the new IAM General Secretary-Treasurer following the retirement of General Secretary-Treasurer (GST) Robert Roach, Jr. District 15 President and Directing Business Representative James Conigliaro will fill the post of General Vice President now held by Cervantes.

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