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GST Roach to Join Board of Pension Rights Center

Wed. July 29, 2015

IAM General Secretary-Treasurer Robert Roach, Jr., who is retiring July 31, 2015, will continue the fight to protect pensions for American workers as the newest member on the Board of Directors at the Pension Rights Center (PRC) in Washington, DC.

Machinists at NAS Whidbey Win Wage, Pension Increases

Tue. July 28, 2015

IAM District 751 members who work as civilian contractors at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station in Oak Harbor, WA have won wage and pension increases with a new collective bargaining agreement.

Donate to the I AM Assistance Disaster Relief Fund

Tue. July 28, 2015

Thanks to the generosity of our IAM brothers and sisters, the I AM Assistance Fund disbursed over $200,000 last year to help members who suffered a loss due to natural disasters. With the rise in natural disaster occurrences, the need to help our members through such devastating times will increase.

Letterkenny Contract Workers Set To Vote Thursday

Tue. July 28, 2015

Nearly 1,000 workers employed by Bowhead Support Group, LLC at Letterkenny Army Depot in Chambersburg, PA will vote Thursday, July 30, whether to join the IAM. The election comes months after organizers were contacted and established a local union office to conduct informational meetings.

Tell Congress to Protect Due Process Rights for Veterans Affairs Employees

Tue. July 28, 2015

Congress is on the verge of stripping due process rights from every non-management Veterans Affairs (VA) employee – including whistleblowers and the over 100,000 veterans employed by the VA.

TAKE ACTION: Tell your Representative to vote NO on H.R. 1994

Buffenbarger: It’s a ‘Mockery’ to Take Malaysia Off Human Trafficking Blacklist

Tue. July 28, 2015

IAM International President R. Thomas Buffenbarger issued a statement on the release of the U.S. State Department’s Trafficking in Persons report that upgrades Malaysia to Tier 2 status.

July 28 is Black Women’s Equal Pay Day

Tue. July 28, 2015

On average, it will take until July 28, 2015 for a black woman to earn as much as a white man would have earned by the end of December last year. That is, for every dollar a white man earns, a black woman earns only 64 cents.