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Solidarity Prevails in IAM Showdown with Kentucky Contractor

Tue. March 03, 2015

Members of IAM Local 219 voted on Monday to ratify a new contract with defense contractor Allsource Global Management (AGM), a Lockheed Martin subcontractor, at the Bluegrass Station Army Depot near Lexington, KY. The new contract restores nearly all of the proposed cutbacks that triggered the October 1, 2014 strike and forced members onto picket lines for five months.

IAM Members Ready to Storm Capitol Hill to Stop Fast Track

Tue. March 03, 2015

The IAM is joining the AFL-CIO and other allied unions and organizations in a Stop Fast Track Lobby Day on March 4, 2015 in Washington, DC. IAM members will be out in force, meeting with U.S. Senators and Representatives to explain why Fast Track and the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement is shaping up to be a disaster for America’s working families.

TAKE ACTION: Tell Congress to vote NO on Fast Track for the TPP

Workers Everywhere Deserve an Apology for Walker’s Outrageous Comments

Tue. March 03, 2015

Working people in Wisconsin were having a bad week already.

Their own state representatives, paid for and bought out by corporate interests, are ramming through a so-called “right-to-work” law for no other reason than to silence workers’ voices and eviscerate unions. Anti-worker Gov. Scott Walker said he expects to sign the legislation into law this week.

District 837 New Machinists Picket with Local 701 Strikers

Tue. March 03, 2015

The IAM District 837 “New Machinists,” a grassroots group of the younger and newly-initiated members, drove nearly five hours after their night shifts in St. Louis to show solidarity to striking IAM Local 701 members in East Dundee, IL.

Register for Young Machinists Training by March 18

Tue. March 03, 2015

The deadline to register for the IAM Young Workers Strategy Program, to be held May 3-8 at the William W. Winpisinger (WWW) Center in Hollywood, MD, is only two weeks away.

Join Us in Washington, DC for the 2015 IAM Legislative Conference

Tue. March 03, 2015

Do you have an issue you want to raise with your elected officials in Washington, DC? From political novices to seasoned experts, the 2015 IAM Legislative Conference is the perfect opportunity to hear from the most powerful voices in Washington, and lobby your Senators and Representative on issues like workers’ rights, trade and more.

Wisconsin Workers Fight Back Against ‘Right-to-Work’ Power Grab

Thu. February 26, 2015

Wisconsin’s state Senate approved a right-to-work bill in an “extraordinary legislative session” on Wednesday, cutting off debate on the measure that will weaken unions and transfer even more power from workers to corporations.

Tea Party Conservatives Again Targeting Ex-Im Bank, U.S. Jobs

Thu. February 26, 2015

Far-right Republicans in Congress are again circling the U.S. Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank, hoping to kill the independent credit agency that helps U.S. companies sell products to foreign buyers and supported more than 200,000 American jobs in 2013 alone.

IAM, NFFE Mourn Sudden Death of NFFE Attorney Phil Snodgrass, 27

Thu. February 26, 2015

The IAM and the National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE-IAM) are mourning the tragic death of NFFE-IAM Assistant General Counsel Philip Snodgrass, 27, who on Monday, February 23 was struck and killed by an erratic driver who drove off a street and onto a sidewalk in downtown Washington, DC.

Buffenbarger On-Hand as Iowa Machinists Elect New Leadership

Thu. February 26, 2015

The Iowa State Council of Machinists received an unexpected visitor during their spring business and election meeting on February 14, 2015, in Des Moines.

Union Plus Launches Video Campaign

Thu. February 26, 2015

In a series of new videos, find out why IAM members should switch to the credit card designed to meet their needs: the Union Plus Machinists Credit Card.

Wisconsin in Crosshairs of Right-to-Work Sneak Attack

Tue. February 24, 2015

After saying in his re-election bid that he wouldn’t push for so-called right-to-work legislation, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) now says he will sign a bill being railroaded through the state’s General Assembly to make Wisconsin the country’s 25th right-to-work state.

Tell the Senate to Reject Disapproval of New NLRB Rules

Tue. February 24, 2015

Senate Republicans are pushing what’s known as a “resolution of disapproval” of modernized union election rules issued by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).

TAKE ACTION: Tell your Senators to oppose S.J. Res. 8.

IAM Honors GST Roach, Historic Guest for Black History Month

Tue. February 24, 2015

In honor of Black History Month, the IAM honored IAM General Secretary-Treasurer Robert Roach, Jr., as well as distinguished guest and retired U.S. Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Joseph Carpenter.

Apprentices Graduate from IAM/Boeing Joint Apprenticeship Program

Tue. February 24, 2015

Five students in the IAM/Boeing Joint Apprenticeship Program are now journeymen.

WATCH: IAM/Boeing Joint Apprenticeship Graduation

Pelletier Elected to AFL-CIO Executive Council

Tue. February 24, 2015

Connecticut AFL-CIO Executive Secretary-Treasurer Lori Pelletier, a member of IAM Local 700, has been elected to the Executive Council of the AFL-CIO, the labor organization announced at its council meetings.

NYT Columnist Nicholas Kristof Admits He Was Wrong About Unions

Tue. February 24, 2015

New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof writes in a recent op-ed that he has come around on labor unions, and now believes organized labor had, and continues to have, a critical role in combating rising income inequality.

Puerto Rico Snack Stockers Vote IAM, Win Direct Employment

Thu. February 19, 2015

Ninety more workers in Puerto Rico have voted by a 94 percent margin to join the IAM.

The Frito-Lay snack stockers were working on a temporary basis before organizing with the IAM. They will now become direct employees of Pepsi Co./Frito-Lay and the newest members of IAM Local 2725.

Detroit Lightweight Innovation for Tomorrow Institute Opens

Thu. February 19, 2015

The IAM is a partner in a recently announced $148 million Department of Defense grant to open an advanced manufacturing institute in the Detroit area to develop methods, refine processes and train workers in lightweight and modern metals manufacturing.

New IAM Video: The Truth About Right-to-Work Laws

Thu. February 19, 2015

A new video on the Machinists News Network warns middle-class Americans about right-to-work laws sweeping across states. The legislation harms working families and is responsible for union busting, job killing and wage cutting.

Watch “The Truth About Right-to-Work Laws” on the Machinists News Network.

Arizona Local 933 Completes WWW Negotiation Prep Class

Thu. February 19, 2015

Members of the IAM Local 933, Tucson, AZ, Negotiating Committee met at the William W. Winpisinger (WWW) Center in Hollywood, MD, to train, plan and develop negotiating strategies for upcoming negotiations with Raytheon in October 2015.

Supreme Court Says No to Health Care Benefits for Union Retirees

Thu. February 19, 2015

A pivotal U.S. Supreme Court decision could endanger health care benefits that union retirees once thought were untouchable.

2015 IAM Scholarship Deadline February 25

Thu. February 19, 2015

The deadline to apply for a 2015 IAM Scholarship Award is less than one week away. Applications must be postmarked no later than February 25, 2015 to be considered.

IAM to Join 50th Anniversary March in Selma

Thu. February 12, 2015

The IAM will join thousands of civil, labor and human rights activists in a re-creation of the 1965 march from Selma to Montgomery, AL that called for an end to the segregationist laws that prevented African Americans from voting.

IAM Organizing Director: Let South Carolina Workers Decide For Themselves

Thu. February 12, 2015

Workers at Boeing in North Charleston, SC should not have to deal with harassment and intimidation when it comes to joining a union. They should be able to decide for themselves, said IAM Organizing Director Don Barker in a recent one-on-one interview with the Machinists News Network.

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