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General Vice President Lynn D. Tucker, Jr.
The Eastern Territory is led by General Vice President Lynn D. Tucker Jr, and his staff. The Eastern Territory represents members in 14 states: Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, New Hampshire,
New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, West Virginia, Vermont, and the District of Columbia.
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Three members of Local 264 in Boston, MA were honored recently for their bravery and quick thinking in the immediate aftermath of the April 15 bombings at the Boston Marathon.
Members of Local 743 in Windsor Locks, CT, have voted overwhelmingly to approve a new three-year contract with aerospace manufacturer UTC Aerospace Systems, formerly known as Hamilton Sundstrand Corp.
Union members made it clear this week that hate groups aren’t welcome at the funerals of Boston Marathon bombing victims. They mobilized by the hundreds when the infamous Westboro Baptist Church, a group of Topeka, KS-based extremists known to picket high-profile funerals, threatened to make appearances in Boston.
The Local 1943 Community Services Committee in Middletown, OH, is reviving a nearly 70-year-old tradition of Founder’s Day, an annual event marked by a whirlwind of volunteer activity aimed at helping members of the Middletown community.
An IAM member of Local 1943 in Middletown, OH, is challenging Republican House Speaker John Boehner for his congressional seat.
Washington, D.C., March 18, 2013 – The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) is eager to work with President Obama’s nominee for Labor Secretary, Thomas E. Perez, and urges the Senate to confirm Perez as quickly as possible.
A unique group of workers, Lobstermen from Maine, met at the IAM’s William W. Winpisinger Education & Technology Center to plan organizing not only themselves, but potentially thousands of Lobstermen up and down the Maine coastline.
Nearly 200 drivers employed by Town Car International in Long Island City, NY, ratified their first ever IAM contract, bringing their historic journey full circle. The drivers, who provide premium personal transportation services in the New York metropolitan area, are mostly recent immigrants trying to build a good life in the United States.
In a statement released on the eve of the State of the Union address, IAM International President Tom Buffenbarger praised President Obama’s support for a robust U.S. aviation industry, but warned that proposals to increase taxes on U.S.-made business jets could cripple a home grown industry that employs 1.2 million Americans.
Whether it was Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. or Jesse Jackson, history has highlighted the contributions of men during the 1960s Civil Rights Movement. But as new video from the Machinists News Network shows us, women played a prominent role as well, including members of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, or SNCC. Four of them shared their historical experiences with labor leaders at the 2013 AFL-CIO Martin Luther King Observance in Philadelphia.
In the January issue, President Obama embarks on a second term, the debt battle continues to threaten the American economy, union members honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Delta Flight Attendants meet at the Winpisinger Center, IAM protects pensions at Hawker Beechcraft and Amtrak stands to win better funding.
States are wasting billions of dollars by using taxpayer subsidies to lure existing jobs from each other, rather than creating new jobs from scratch. The study, by the progressive advocacy group, ‘Good Jobs First,’ outlines how companies solicit economic development subsidies, by threatening to relocate existing jobs from one state to another. The practice also includes soliciting massive subsidies for promises to not relocate as well.
Born on February 4, 1913, this week marks the 100th birthday of civil rights activist Rosa Parks.
Members of IAM Local 2276, District 54 employed at Ultra-Met in Urbana, OH prevailed over the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) in an attempted raid. Despite the disruption caused by the attempt, IAM members and leaders maintained their focus, preparing for upcoming negotiations.
Far exceeding the customary expectations of workers at a bankrupt company, a federal bankruptcy judge in New York today approved a settlement that preserves pension benefits for more than 3,000 members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) at Hawker Beechcraft Corp. (HBC) in Wichita, KS.
In a wide-ranging conversation with radio host Bill Press that included the economy, jobs, sequestration, labor law enforcement and right-to-work (for less) efforts, IAM President Tom Buffenbarger called for an aggressive strategy to overcome the right-wing’s war on unions and the middle-class.
The 2013 Basic Web Development Course for April 28-May 3 has been rescheduled to July 14-19, 2013.
A five-member negotiating committee, representing 163 IAM members in five separate states, recently participated in the William W. Winpisinger Center Bargaining Prep Program to train, plan and build negotiating strategies for upcoming talks with their employer.
Union members nationwide performed community service this week to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Among their projects, delegates to the AFL-CIO’s annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Holiday Observance in Philadelphia helped paint the interior of a local recreation center.
Among the uninformed, it’s fashionable to suggest that unions spend a disproportionate amount of time, money and resources defending the small percentage of members who face disciplinary problems at work.
The GOP-controlled House of Representatives voted to raise the nation’s debt ceiling until May, staving off one of three quickly-approaching deadlines, each of which threaten to put the country back into recession.
Right now, the U.S. is projected to reach its debt limit by mid-February. The House bill, if passed in the Senate, would suspend the federal government’s borrowing restrictions until May 18.
TAKE ACTION: Click here to tell Congress and the White House to avoid sequestration and avert the debt crisis by creating jobs.
In an Inauguration Day address that sought to harness the energy of the Civil Rights movement, President Barack Obama laid out an ambitious agenda that included protection for programs such as Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. The President surprised many listeners when he listed action on climate change and ensuring equal justice for Gay Americans among the priorities for his second term.
It is tempting to think that the first days of a new administration might be an opportunity for old adversaries to rise above the partisanship that marked the last four years, but the conservative blogosphere wasted little time renewing its attack on one of the far right’s favorite targets; the National Labor Relations Board.
The AFL-CIO’s annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Holiday Observance kicked off today in Philadelphia with the theme “We Are One: Workers’ Rights and Civil Rights – Protecting and Expanding Democracy.”
Proving once again why it’s one of the most respected and valuable news programs ever, FRONTLINE, the documentary series on PBS this week aired ‘Can You Afford to Retire?’ Click here to view the eye opening program online.
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