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A Story of Struggle

Thu. April 17, 2014

The IAM is speaking out against the Bangladeshi garment sector after hearing emotional testimony from a traumatized former factory worker there. 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.

IAM Scholarship Judges Poised to Announce 2014 Winners

Thu. April 17, 2014

Judges for the 2014 IAM Scholarship Competition recently gathered at Machinists Union Headquarters in Upper Marlboro, MD to review nearly 350 candidates for this year’s awards. Winners will be contacted soon and results will be announced in July.

IAM Members Awarded Union Plus Grants, Rebates

Thu. April 17, 2014

More than 30 IAM members are the latest recipients of Union Privilege/Union Plus grants and rebates.

The awards stem from programs like the Union Plus/Machinists Credit Card, the Union Plus Mortgage Program and the AT&T SmartPhone Discount, among others.

D-Day Veteran Joe Reilly Still on Labor’s Frontline

Thu. April 17, 2014

Joe Reilly turns 93 in just a few weeks, but the World War II veteran and 58-year IAM member has no plans to slow down. In his 28th year of retirement, Reilly is as active in his union and politics as anyone.

House Dems Open Investigation into UAW-VW Vote

Thu. April 17, 2014

Did Republican Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and U.S. Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) illegally interfere with the United Auto Workers’ (UAW) attempt to organize workers at the Volkswagen (VW) plant in Chattanooga, TN? Democrats in the U.S. House want to know.

What Happened to This Brazilian Aerospace Worker Will Leave You Speechless

Thu. April 17, 2014

In São José dos Campos, about an hour’s drive from the Brazilian metropolis of São Paulo, working at Embraer is like wearing a badge of honor.

Click here to watch the Machinists News Network video, “Brazilian Worker Strait-Jacketed for Being a Woman.”

Guide Dogs of America Breaks Ground on New Visitor and Education Center

Thu. April 17, 2014

Guide Dogs of America (GDA) has broken ground on a new 15,900-square-foot education and outreach center in Southern California.

The expansion of GDA’s 7.5-acre campus was made possible by a $3.3 million donation from Phil and Macki Singer, supporters of GDA since 1994.