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Pelletier Elected to AFL-CIO Executive Council

Tue. February 24, 2015

Connecticut AFL-CIO Executive Secretary-Treasurer Lori Pelletier, a member of IAM Local 700, has been elected to the Executive Council of the AFL-CIO, the labor organization announced at its council meetings.

IAM Members Ratify New Accord, End Strike at Monofrax

Tue. February 03, 2015

Members of Local 2105 in Falconer, NY this week voted to ratify a five-year agreement with Monofrax, a company that makes fusion cast refractories used in the glass industry. The vote ends a five-month strike over healthcare costs that will also be remembered for broad community support and a picket line that remained solid despite sub-zero temperatures.

Tell the Senate to Reject Keystone Amendment That Hurts U.S. Ship Building

Thu. January 15, 2015

A shortsighted and unrelated amendment to the Keystone XL Pipeline bill in the U.S. Senate would end the U.S. ship building requirement of the Jones Act, severely damaging our defense capabilities and putting good-paying American jobs at risk.

TAKE ACTION: Tell your Senators to reject a harmful amendment which offshores U.S. ship building jobs.

Ohio Cummins Bridgeway Workers Vote IAM

Thu. January 15, 2015

A determined group of Cummins Diesel Engine/Generator Field Technicians and Parts Professionals employed by Cummins Bridgeway in West Chester, OH voted overwhelmingly, 26 to 1, to join the IAM and leave their former Teamster Union.

IAM New York Local 2105 Workers on Strike at RHI Monofrax

Thu. December 11, 2014

More than 300 people attended a rally in Falconer, NY as a show of solidarity for more than 130 IAM Local 2105 and National Conference of Firemen and Oilers (NCFO) workers on strike at fusion cast refractory-maker RHI Monofrax.

Striking IAM Auto Tech Members Under Intense Persecution in Massachusetts

Tue. November 25, 2014

A new video produced by the Machinists News Network showcases Massachusetts car dealership Country Nissan’s all-out war on IAM-represented auto technician workers in Hadley.

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.

Connecticut Machinists Help Secure Election Day Bright Spot

Thu. November 13, 2014

Bucking a national trend of right-wing Election Day victories, Connecticut voters defeated a union-busting millionaire to re-elect progressive Dan Malloy as the state’s governor. IAM members helped ensure the win.

GVP Tucker: Seaway Task Force Working to Support Good Jobs

Thu. November 06, 2014

The Seaway Task Force, a coalition of labor, investors and company professionals, is making considerable progress in its mission to update aged shipping infrastructure and sustain and grow new jobs in the Great Lakes, writes IAM Eastern Territory General Vice President Lynn Tucker, Jr., in a guest editorial to the Great Lakes Seaway Review.

Ohio Local 1943 President Talks Unions and Getting Out the Vote

Tue. November 04, 2014

Union members must get out and vote as if their jobs depended on it – because they do, especially in Republican-controlled states like Ohio, said Local 1943 President and Directing Business Representative Neil Douglas of Middletown, OH, during an interview with online radio show America’s Work Force Radio.

IAM Member Makes Flawless Case for Modern Unions

Tue. October 28, 2014

An op-ed penned by Maine paralegal Carol Sanborn, a member of IAM Local S89, tells her own unique story of joining the IAM and takes outdated anti-union sentiment to task in the process.

IAM Maine Lobstering Union to Hold GDA Golf Tournament

Thu. September 04, 2014

The inaugural IAM Maine Lobstering Union (IMLU) Local 207 Golf Tournament to benefit the Guide Dogs of America will take place Sunday, September 7 at the newly-renovated Boothbay Harbor Country Club in Boothbay, ME.

IAM Mourns Fallen Lobsterman Jeremy Philbrook

Tue. August 19, 2014

The IAM Maine Lobstering Union (IMLU) Local 207 mourns the loss of member Jeremy Philbrook, who died on the job last week after falling overboard and drowning, investigators believe. Philbrook, 36, was an early, key supporter of the formation of the IMLU.

Ohio Local 1943 Promotes IAM at Butler County Fair

Thu. August 07, 2014

A 163-year-old Ohio tradition, the Butler County Fair has also proven to be a great opportunity for Middletown, OH Local 1943 to increase its visibility and generate possible organizing leads. Local 1943 operated a booth at the fair this July, just as they have for the past six years.

New Jersey Auto Tech Apprentice Program Continues Success

Thu. August 07, 2014

The IAM has successfully placed a fifth class of New Jersey high school graduates into apprenticeships at IAM-represented auto dealers and trucking companies through the Youth Transition to Work (YTTW) Auto and Diesel Technician Program.

Ohio District 54 Scores Service Contract Victory

Thu. July 31, 2014

The IAM District 54 Negotiating Committee achieved important improvements in a newly-ratified agreement with Wolf Creek Federal Services at NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, OH.

Maine Lobstering Union Members Featured in Mike Michaud Ad

Thu. July 24, 2014

Rock Alley, President of the newly-formed IAM Maine Lobstering Union, IMLU Local 207, and Julie Eaton, Local 207 Secretary-Treasurer, were featured in a recent TV ad promoting Maine Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mike Michaud, a longtime friend of the IAM.

Benefits Preserved as New York Local 1180 Votes to End Calspan Strike

Thu. July 24, 2014

After nearly 10 weeks of unwavering solidarity on picket lines, 24 members of IAM Local 1180, District 65 in Western New York ratified a new three-year contract that preserves key benefits and ends a bitter strike at Calspan Corporation.

Ohio Truck Drivers Vote IAM

Tue. July 15, 2014

Truck drivers employed at RMB Enterprises in Middletown, OH voted 2 to1 to become new members of IAM Local 1943 after a hard fought campaign.

Machinists Endorse Malloy, Wyman For Re-Election in Connecticut Gubernatorial Race

Thu. June 26, 2014

Delegates of the Connecticut State Council of Machinists, representing more than 10,000 active and retired Connecticut workers, voted unanimously to endorse Gov. Dannel Malloy and Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman for re-election as leaders of Connecticut’s state government.

Ohio Local 1943 Members Ratify New Accord with AK Steel

Thu. June 12, 2014

Members at IAM Local 1943 in Middletown, OH overwhelming ratified a new three-and-a-half-year accord. The deal comes nearly three months early after the employer AK Steel approached local leadership to enter into early negotiations. The current agreement covering nearly 1,700 IAM members at Middletown Works was set to expire September 15, 2014.

IAM Mourns West Virginia Miners Killed on the Job

Thu. May 15, 2014

The IAM mourns two Boone County, WV coal miners who died on the job on Monday, May 12, 2014.

Bath Iron Works Announces 600 New Jobs, Training Center

Thu. May 08, 2014

Nearly 600 new jobs are expected at Bath Iron Works (BIW) in Bath, ME by year’s end, say shipyard officials in a recent Kennebec Journal article. BIW will also be launching an on-site training facility to help tailor those workers’ skills.

CT Gov. Malloy Addresses New England State Council Machinists

Tue. April 29, 2014

The only way to reverse the downward trend of the American middle class is through an economic boost in U.S. manufacturing, job creation and skills training, said Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy to IAM leaders and members at the New England State Council of Machinists Annual Conference in Groton, CT.

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.

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