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The IAM Western Territory racked up several organizing victories in the last week of May, bringing in a total of 329 new members and raising the territory’s organizing success rate to 89 percent.
Hourly workers at Cadence Aerospace-Giddens in Everett, WA are now part of IAM District 751.
The National Labor Relations Board certified the results of the union election at the company, which had been held May 14-15. Hourly workers had voted by a roughly 3-to-2 margin in favor of joining the union.
Machinists Union members who work at Jorgensen Forge Corp. (JFC) in Tukwila, WA will get their first pay raises in seven years after ratifying a new collective bargaining agreement.
I’m reaching out to you today as a citizen of Long Beach to express my concern over the profoundly distressing fact that negotiations with the City’s workers have dragged on so long, and promise to grind along indefinitely.
Hundreds of Long Beach, CA city employees, members of IAM Local 1930, flocked to City Hall on Tuesday to protest the lack of progress in current contract negotiations.
New Mexico’s working families breathed a collective sigh a relief when their state Senate tabled a so-called “right-to-work” bill, but the fight may not be over.
New Mexico residents, TAKE ACTION: tell your state Senate to resist any attempt to make your state “right-to-work” (for less).
IAM San Diego Local 389 members at industrial gas turbine manufacturer Solar Turbines geared up for upcoming contract talks by attending a Negotiation Preparation class at the William W. Winpisinger (WWW) Education and Technology Center.
Five students in the IAM/Boeing Joint Apprenticeship Program are now journeymen.
WATCH: IAM/Boeing Joint Apprenticeship Graduation
Big Business outsiders have their sights on making New Mexico the latest right-to-work (for less) state.
Nex Mexico Residents - TAKE ACTION: Tell the New Mexico House of Representatives to reject Right-to-Work (For Less).
With the holidays on the minds of IAM members at the California Redwood Company (CRC) in Korbel, CA in early December 2014, the company issued a notice informing employees of the plant’s impending closure. The company is transitioning to Douglas fir lumber after more than 100 years of harvesting Redwood.
The IAM mourns the death of District W24 member Justin Simons, 31, who died in December 2014 after becoming trapped in a piece of machinery at a Weyerhaeuser sawmill facility in Cottage Grove, OR.
IAM International President Tom Buffenbarger has appointed District 725 Organizing Director Joe Solis to the position of Western Territory Special Representative.
IAM District 160, Local 289 members collected thousands of infant-care products to in-need Seattle-area families over the Holidays.
IAM International President Tom Buffenbarger has appointed IAM District 190 Assistant Directing Business Representative Mark Hollibush to serve as a Special Representative to the Western Territory, effective December 1, 2014.
Seattle IAM District 751’s annual Guide Dogs of America (GDA) Charity Golf Tournament raised $15,000 for the IAM charity.
IAM members at Simpson Lumber in western Washington state are celebrating a landmark arbitration ruling that protects bargaining unit jobs by returning duties to union safety coordinators after the company had eliminated the position and given its duties to a salaried “safety supervisor.”
The IAM is mourning the loss of California Local 946 member and Dyncorp pilot Geoffrey “Craig” Hunt who was killed in a crash in Yosemite National Park while flying a CAL FIRE S-2T Airtanker. Hunt was helping fight the Dog Rock Fire that was threatening dozens of homes in the nearby community of Foresta.
The California Court of Appeals has upheld a 2012 Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) decision that the City of Long Beach illegally furloughed its employees in 2009.
Business Representatives, Organizers and Local Lodge officers from the IAM Western Territory recently descended upon Denver for the 2014 Western Territory Staff Conference.
On Saturday August 16, 2014, Local Lodge 568 held its 6th annual car show in support of Guide Dogs of America (GDA) in Stansbury Park, UT. The support from the community was overwhelming with over 90 cars participating and 33 awards handed out.
By a 3-to-2 margin, workers who forge essential components used on aircraft, drilling rigs and ships have voted to join Machinists Union District Lodge 751 in Seattle.
IAM International President Tom Buffenbarger has appointed District 947 Business Representative Jason Hardwick as the new Western Territory Communications Representative.
Los Angeles truck driver Alex Paz was fired when he attempted to organize his coworkers. Keyona Dandridge, a food service worker in Washington, DC, was told not to show up to work anymore after she struck for higher wages.
More than 140 runners took part in IAM District 751’s annual Flight for Sight fun run, generating more than $14,000 for Guide Dogs of America.
IAM District 751 member Curt White was filled with pride as he stood in the White House recently to watch President Obama present his son, Kyle, with the Medal of Honor, our nation’s highest military honor.