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Machinists at Boeing Ratify 777X Proposal

Tue. January 07, 2014

On January 3, 2014, IAM members employed by Boeing in Portland, OR, Wichita, KS and the Puget Sound area voted by 51 to 49 percent to accept an eight-year contract extension that includes $15,000 signing bonus and assures the 777X will be built in Puget Sound by IAM members.

27th Annual Western Territory Retirees Reunion Renews Old Friendships

Wed. November 27, 2013

To conclude IAM Retirees and Guide Dogs of America festivities in Las Vegas, a group of retired IAM officers, staff, and surviving spouses from the Western Territory spent Saturday, Sunday, and Monday discussing matters relevant to retirement while enjoying the company of friends and stories of days long past.

IAM Members to Vote on Boeing 777X Proposal

Thu. November 07, 2013

IAM members at District 751 and District W-24 will vote on November 13, 2013 on a proposal from the Boeing Company that, if approved, would guarantee the Boeing 777X wings and fuselage will be built by IAM members in the Puget Sound.

San Fran MTA and Public Workers Complete Bargaining Prep at WWW

Tue. November 05, 2013

IAM-represented city and county workers of San Francisco along with San Francisco Municipal Transit Agency (MTA) employees are preparing for tough negotiations.

California Machinists Raise Over $45,000 for Guide Dogs

Thu. October 17, 2013

With fall festivities in full swing, Machinists in California were determined to take part by participating in events for a good cause.

Op-Ed: F-35 Critical to Good Jobs and U.S. Defense

Tue. October 15, 2013

Continued funding for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program is essential to a strong economy and national defense, says an op-ed written by IAM District 725, Huntington Beach, CA, Organizing Director Brian Miller in the Hanford Sentinel.

Take action today. Tell Congress to stop sequestration by clicking here.

‘Two-Tier’ Voting Looks to Further Disenfranchise Citizens

Thu. October 10, 2013

Officials in Arizona and Kansas are planning to implement a two-tier voting system as a way to comply with federal voting laws while keeping their strict state proof of citizenship laws in place.

Belshaw Workers Ratify Agreement After Six-Month Strike

Tue. October 08, 2013

Closing the books on a 196-day strike, IAM District Lodge 160 Directing Business Representative Dan Morgan announced that IAM Local Lodge 79 members employed at Belshaw Adamatic in Seattle overwhelmingly approved the company's latest offer which included the last key provision the union held the line to achieve: All of the union members would go back to work and the "permanent replacement workers" would be dismissed.

Trabajadores Belshaw Ratifican Acuerdo Después de una Huelga de Seis Meses

Tue. October 08, 2013

Se cierran los libros en una huelga de 196 días, Dan Morgan, Representante de Empresas del Distrito IAM 160 anunció que los miembros de IAM Logia Local 79 de Belshaw Adamatic en Seattle aprobaron por mayoría la última oferta de la empresa que incluye la última disposición clave del sindicato mantuvo la línea y lograron: Todos los miembros del sindicato volverían a trabajar y los "trabajadores de sustitución permanente" serían despedidos.

IAM District W24 Recognized by Oregon AFL-CIO for Leadership in Organizing

Tue. October 08, 2013

IAM District Lodge W24 was recognized for leadership and strength in the Oregon Organizing Project at the 53rd Oregon AFL-CIO Convention held in Bend, OR on September 29, 2013.

WWW Class Prepares Aerojet Rocketdyne Employees for Upcoming Negotiations

Tue. October 01, 2013

IAM District 725 and affiliated Local 946 members prepared for upcoming negotiations with Aerojet Rocketdyne by developing a multifaceted strategic plan at the William W. Winpisinger (WWW) Education and Training Center in Southern Maryland. The current contract is scheduled to expire June 16, 2014.

Tell Congress to Vote ‘No’ On Any Proposal to Cut U.S. Pensions

Tue. September 24, 2013

America’s pensions are under attack. And it could be getting worse.

TAKE ACTION NOW: Click here to tell your Senators and Representative to vote “NO” on any proposal that cuts America’s pensions.

WWW Center Ceremony Pays Tribute to 9/11 Victims

Thu. September 12, 2013

Like many throughout the country, the 12th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks gave IAM members a chance to reflect. The Machinists Union lost three members that day, and countless others know someone directly affected by the tragedies at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and on Flight 93 which crashed in Shanksville, PA.

Oregon Machinists Raise $4,000 for Guide Dogs

Thu. September 12, 2013

Machinists of IAM/Woodworkers District W24 and Local 63 in Gladstone, OR hit the road recently in the 7th Annual Guide Dogs Dash poker run.

5th Annual Stansbury Days Car Show Benefits Guide Dogs

Tue. September 10, 2013

Seventy-five cars showed up to the 5th Annual Stansbury Days Car Show at Stansbury Park, UT, making this Guide Dogs of America fundraising event a tremendous success.

Suarez Appointed Western Territory Special Representative

Western Territory General Vice President Gary Allen is pleased to welcome Richard Suarez to the Western Territory staff. Suarez has been transitioning from his post as an Education Representative at the William W. Winpisinger Center to Grand Lodge Special Representative in Southern California for a couple of months now; his full transition was effective September 1.

District 751 Golfs and Rides for Guide Dogs

Thu. August 29, 2013

IAM District 751, Seattle, capped off the remaining days of summer with two successful fundraisers for Guide Dogs of America (GDA).

Portland Members Vote to End Strike at Daimler Truck Plant

Tue. July 23, 2013

In a close vote, IAM members of Local 1005 at Daimler’s Swan Island Truck Plant in Portland, OR ratified new contract terms on July 22, after being on the strike lines since July 1. The new terms of the collective bargaining agreement include an increase of $1.55 per hour over a 40-month period.

California Naval Base Workers Switch to IAM

Tue. July 02, 2013

Election results speak for themselves, and few elections have been more eloquent than the recent vote by workers at Lemoore Naval Air Station (NAS) in Southern California. In a June 19 contest that pitted the IAM against the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT), the IAM received a decisive 158 of 181 votes cast, with the employer receiving six votes and the Teamsters a mere 17 votes.

District 751 President Pledges $1,000 to Striking Belshaw Employees

Thu. June 20, 2013

IAM District Lodge 751 of Seattle showed their solidarity to striking IAM members at Belshaw Adamatic Bakery Group by donating $1,000 to the IAM strike fund. The 63 Belshaw employees, who are members of Local Lodge 79, have been walking the picket line at the Auburn, WA plant since March 24.

Global Union IndustriALL Backs Belshaw Bakery Strikers

Tue. June 11, 2013

One of the world’s largest global union federations, IndustriALL, is joining the fight being waged by 60 IAM Local 79 members who have been on strike against Belshaw Adamatic Bakery Group in Auburn, WA since March 24.

Woman Making 300-Mile Trip in Wheelchair for GDA

Tue. June 11, 2013

The wife of a District Lodge 751 member is literally going to great lengths to raise money for Guide Dogs of America (GDA).

154 California Workers Vote for IAM Representation

Thu. May 23, 2013

A group of 154 workers employed by Doncasters Group Ltd. in Chula Vista, CA have voted decisively to be represented by IAM District Lodge 947. The workers manufacture precision components and assemblies for aerospace, automotive and various other industries.

Tania Finlayson to Ride 300 Miles in Wheel Chair to Raise Money for Guide Dogs of America

Wed. May 22, 2013

Support Tania Finlayson in her “Dash for Puppy Cash” on a unique 300 mile ride in her electric wheelchair to raise $42,000 for Guide Dogs of America.

Go, Team Tania!
Kirkland, Washington resident Tania Finlayson will set off June 8 in her wheelchair and drive 300 miles in a fundraising effort for Guide Dogs of America.
 Watch Finlayson explain her motivation in this inspiring video.

Utah Local 568 Organizes 49 at AECOM Government Services in Utah

Tue. May 21, 2013

On February 27, 2013, a new unit of 49 AECOM Government Services, Aircraft Mechanics at Hill AFB, in Layton Utah, voted “33 YES” and “9 NO” in favor of representation by the IAM.

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