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Mighty Machinists mobilize in Massachusetts

Thu. November 20, 2014

Local residents in Hadley, Massachusetts have rallied around a group of striking IAM members. Auto technicians at Country Nissan have been walking the picket line since early November, a move that’s allegedly drawing intense persecution from the company's managers.

Apprenticeships and Skills Training Partnerships Are Key to Economic Future

Thu. November 20, 2014

The U.S. is facing a major skills gap and it’s up to labor, business and the education community to come together to address it, said IAM International President Tom Buffenbarger at a recent summit on Career and Technical Education (CTE)/Workforce Development, sponsored by the AFL-CIO and the American Federation of Teachers (AFT).

Connecticut Local 1871 Breaks Annual Turkey Drive Record

Thu. November 20, 2014

IAM Local 1871 in Groton, CT, is in the middle of their 24th year of providing Thanksgiving baskets for out-of-work members, needy families in the community and others in need. In what has also become a tradition, they are set to break last year’s record.

Canada Northwest District 250 Completes WWW Negotiation Prep Class

Thu. November 20, 2014

Members of IAM Northwest District 250 in Canada, representing 850 employees at Caterpillar distributor Finning in Vancouver, BC, attended the William W. Winpisinger (WWW) Negotiation Preparation for Bargaining Committees class in Hollywood, MD.

ITF Taps Klima, Da Costa for Leadership Posts

Thu. November 20, 2014

Two IAM officials have ascended to leadership positions in the 4.5-million member International Transport Workers Federation (ITF).

District 751 Golf Tournament Raises $15K for Guide Dogs

Thu. November 20, 2014

Seattle IAM District 751’s annual Guide Dogs of America (GDA) Charity Golf Tournament raised $15,000 for the IAM charity.

Werkmeister Named Special Representative to IAM Transportation Department

Thu. November 20, 2014

IAM International President Tom Buffenbarger announced John Werkmeister would join the Transportation Department as a Special Representative, effective December 1, 2014.