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Machinists Laud Allison Beck as White House Choice to Lead FMCS

Thu. September 18, 2014

The IAM applauds the White House recommendation of former IAM General Counsel Allison Beck to serve as the next Director of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS).

IL Governor Pat Quinn Invites IAM to Governor’s Mansion

Thu. September 18, 2014

Hearing that the Illinois State Council of Machinists and IAM International President Tom Buffenbarger would be in Springfield, IL, Gov. Pat Quinn invited IAM leaders to a breakfast at the governor’s mansion to discuss issues important to Machinist members.

Pennsylvania Local 1403 Strikes Precision Custom Components

Thu. September 18, 2014

Entering their third week on the picket lines, more than 100 members of IAM Local 1403 are holding the line at York, PA-based Precision Custom Components (PCC).

Robert Roach, Jr., Golf Tournament Raises Nearly $18K for Guide Dogs

Thu. September 18, 2014

Dozens of IAM members, leaders and friends gathered for a day on the golf course at the Robert Roach, Jr., Invitational Golf Tournament to benefit Guide Dogs of America (GDA). The event, held on the nine-hole golf course at the IAM’s William W. Winpisinger (WWW) Education and Technology Center in Hollywood, MD, raised nearly $18,000.

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Ex-Im Bank Extension Clears Hurdle, But Agency Remains in Danger

Thu. September 18, 2014

A spending bill passed by the House of Representatives will keep the federal government open until at least December 11, but includes only a nine-month extension of the U.S. Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank.

Tell Congress to reauthorize the Ex-Im Bank

The Bad Idea That Won’t Go Away: In-Flight Cell Phone Calls

Thu. September 18, 2014

Allowing airline passengers to make in-flight cell phone calls – as two government agencies are considering – would cause an unnecessary safety and security risk to both passengers and flight crews, writes IAM International President Tom Buffenbarger in a letter to members of Congress.

Golfing for Guide Dogs!

Tue. September 16, 2014

The International Association of Machinists continued its proud tradition of supporting charities by recently hosting two golf tournaments to benefit Guide Dogs of America.