Welcome to the IAM’s Midwest Territory. Led by GVP Philip J. Gruber, the Midwest Territory represents more than 117,000 active and retired members in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.
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IAM Local Lodge 737, District 77 in Vadnais Heights, MN celebrated their 60th Anniversary this past week.
Charles (Charlie) Russ loves his Union almost as much as he loves his wife of 63 years. He attends every Local 737 meeting and sells the MNPL 50/50 raffle tickets. He is also an Auditor. He is proud to be a member of the IAM and Local 737.
In preparation for negotiations with metal fabricator and distributor Global Brass and Copper (GBC), IAM District 9, Local Lodge 660 members from East Alton, IL, attended the Negotiation Preparation for Bargaining Committees class at the William W. Winpisinger (WWW) Center.
Clarence E. Smith received his Sixty year certificate and pin last night at the June Local Lodge 48 meeting. Local Lodge 48 is affiliated with IAM District 8 in Burr Ridge, IL.
The IAM Midwest Territory will kick off the next raffle for the 2016 IAM Convention this week and it's a dandy! John Deere Horicon Works in Horicon, WI has agreed to let us raffle off a voucher worth $14,999 toward the purchase of a John Deere Gator / Utility Vehicle or Select Series / Signature Series Riding Lawn Equipment. The winner can use the voucher at a local John Deere dealer.
Trane Company celebrated its 100th anniversary this week, and along with IAM Locals 21 and 1115 of District 66, signed a new High Performance Work Organization (HPWO) agreement in La Crosse, WI.
This week Trane Company celebrated its 100th anniversary and along with IAM Local 21 and IAM Local 1115 of IAM District 66 signed a new High Performance Work Organization agreement in La Crosse, WI.
The Missouri State Council of Machinists held their 19th annual fundraiser Buddy Bass Tournament on Lake of Ozarks on Saturday, April 20, 2013. There were thirty two teams of two fisherman vieing for the five top cash prizes.
Representatives of the Machinists Union in Illinois met with Governor Pat Quinn recently to discuss issues import to Machinists Union members and organizied labor. The Governor, who has always supported the Machinists Union, was concerned about collective bargaining rights, airline mergers and the general well being of the the Machinists in the state of Illinois.
Dan Murphy, a 21 year member of IAM Local 737, mechanic and union steward, won 1st place in the open division custom class at the Donnie Smith Bike Show & Parts Extravaganza held on March 23th and March 24th, 2013 at the prestigious St. Paul, MN RiverCentre. The Donnie Smith show is touted as the largest in Minnesota and the Midwest.
Keith Flynn, who is a union steward, mechanic, and a long time IAM Local 701 member at the United Parcel Service Chicago terminal, won the 2016 Grand Lodge Convention Snap-On Tool box raffle.
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.
The Iowa State Council of Machinists met recently in Des Moines, IA for their Spring business meeting and elections.
State Representative Larry Walsh, Jr. has be elected to serve his first full term for the 86th Representative District of Illinois. Larry is also a member of IAM Local 851 and IAM District 8.
Illinois Machinists Union member Matthew Chaddick of Local 49, District 8 successfully completed his Patternmakers Apprenticeship graduating from the five year program.
Delegates to the 2013 Spring Illinois State Council of Machinists elected a strong new group of leaders at their recent meeting in Springfield, IL.
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.
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.
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