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Illinois Machinists on Strike at Superior Carriers

Tue. April 22, 2014

Fighting high out-of-pocket health insurance costs and stagnant wages at Superior Carriers in Markham, IL, 13 members of IAM Local 701 said “enough is enough” and voted unanimously to strike on April 8, 2014.

Hawaii Sen. Schatz Joins IAM Fight to Block Outsourcing at United

Tue. April 22, 2014

The IAM and Sen. Brian Schatz (D-HI) called on United Airlines to rethink its outsourcing plans in Kona, Maui and Lihue, HI.

New York Times Goes Rogue on Free Trade Pacts

Tue. April 22, 2014

In a reversal of a long-held bias in favor of free trade agreements, the New York Times Editorial Board published a stinging critique of past trade pacts and warned the Obama administration against making similar mistakes in a pair of massive trade deals currently under consideration.

IAM Mourns District 4 DBR Joe Flanders

Tue. April 22, 2014

The IAM mourns the death of District 4 Directing Business Representative Joe Flanders.

Flanders died unexpectedly on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at his home in Mechanic Falls, ME. He was 58 years old.

Register Now for Federal Employees’ Collective Bargaining Class

Tue. April 22, 2014

Friday, April 25, 2014 is the deadline to complete and return enrollment forms for the Federal Employees’ Collective Bargaining class from June 22 to 27 at the William W. Winpisinger (WWW) Education and Technology Center in Hollywood, MD.

Hotel Deadline for the 2014 Communications Conference Fast Approaching

Tue. April 22, 2014

The deadline to book your hotel room at the special room rate for the 2014 IAM Communications Conference is Thursday, April 24, 2014. The rate entitles conference-goers to a single or double room for $179 per night at the Loews New Orleans Hotel in New Orleans.

A Story of Struggle

Thu. April 17, 2014

The IAM is speaking out for safe working conditions and full and fair compensation for survivors. 20 year-old Aklima Khanam allegedly endured abusive labor conditions, and ultimately, the structural collapse of a garment production plant that killed over 1000 co-workers.