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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Did you know that IAM members who’ve switched to Union Plus Auto Insurance have saved an average of $565 on car insurance?
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.
Negotiations between IAM Local 2069 and representatives of Schneider Electric Square D in Peru, IN are poised to resume on October 15 in Chicago, IL. Workers at the plant began a strike after voting to reject a contract proposal from Schneider that froze workers’ defined benefit pension plan and failed to address key wage, health care and benefit demands.
The IAM announced it reached a tentative contract covering approximately 165 fleet technical and emergency procedures instructors at United Airlines.
The IAM will be joining labor and other trade and advocacy organizations in a week-long push to stop Congress from passing “Fast Track Trade Authority” for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement – a secret deal negotiated behind closed doors by government bureaucrats and more than 600 corporate lobbyists.
Due to the increasing concerns related to the Ebola virus, OSHA has issued a new web page on ebola that provides information about the disease and how to protect workers. It includes sections on the disease itself, hazard recognition, medical information, standards for protecting workers, control and prevention, and additional resources. The page provides protection information for health care workers, airline and other travel industry personnel, mortuary and death care workers, laboratory workers, border customs and quarantine workers, emergency responders and workers in other critical sectors. It also links to the CDC and NIOSH web pages on Ebola.
The IAM is mourning the loss of California Local 946 member and Dyncorp pilot Geoffrey “Craig” Hunt who was killed in a crash in Yosemite National Park while flying a CAL FIRE S-2T Airtanker. Hunt was helping fight the Dog Rock Fire that was threatening dozens of homes in the nearby community of Foresta.
The strike to protect pay and pensions by IAM members employed by French-owned Schneider Electric in Peru, IN is drawing support from union allies around the world. The latest declaration of solidarity comes from IndustriALL General Secretary Jyrki Raina.
IAM Local 219 members on strike at Allsource Global Management (AGM) at the Bluegrass Station Army Depot in Lexington, KY, had some important visitors to the picket lines. Alison Lundergan Grimes, running against Mitch McConnell (R-KY) for the U.S. Senate in Kentucky, stood strong with the 170 IAM members, and questioned whether Sen. McConnell was ensuring the jobs at Bluegrass Station remained good jobs.
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.
Workers in states with so-called “right-to-work” laws on average receive a disproportionate amount of public assistance, compared with the federal income taxes they pay, than workers in states that require every worker to pay their fair share for union representation, according to a report released by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
IAM members of District 837 in St. Louis, MO will supply parts that will support the 777X composite wing center in Everett, WA. The announcement came at a press conference including Governor Jay Nixon (D), Boeing officials, state legislators and IAM representatives.
Approximately 320 IAM Local 2069 members are on strike against Schneider Electric in Peru, IN. The workers hit the streets at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014.
Half-a-million Americans have signed onto a petition by Social Security advocacy groups demanding that the program’s community field offices stay open throughout the U.S.
The 2014 Guide Dogs of America (GDA) Conference will be held November 20-22, 2014 in Las Vegas.
The IAM welcomed news that former welder and global trade union partner Stefan Löfven has been elected as Sweden’s next Prime Minister.
IAM members employed by Allsource Global Management (AGM) at the Bluegrass Station Army Depot in Lexington, KY voted overwhelmingly to strike after the company refused to bargain in good faith over sweeping pay cuts it proposed for the workforce of nearly 170 employees.