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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.
The IAM is calling on Washington state Governor Jay Inslee to update the state’s water quality standards in a way that protects the health of residents without imposing extreme measures that would threaten thousands of current and potential jobs.
The Seattle City Council voted unanimously to raise the city's minimum wage to $15 an hour, making the Emerald City’s minimum wage the highest in the country.
The IAM congratulates 32-year IAM member and Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the San Mateo County Central Labor Council Shelley Kessler on her appointment to the California Commission on Health and Safety and Workers’ Compensation (CHSWC).
After a long and tenacious struggle, 13 Victim Advocates who work under a Service Contract at Joint Base Lewis McChord have gained a bit of justice. The Wage and Hour Division of the Department of Labor (DOL) has just finished its investigation and reached a settlement with their previous employer, Strategic Resources, Inc. (SRI), for a back pay settlement that could be well into the millions.
The labor movement has a strong record of advocating for minority groups and women with allied organizations like the Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW), the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA), the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (CBTU), the A. Philip Randolph Institute (APRI) and the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA). Western Territory Grand Lodge Representative Kevin Cummings has been working hard to add the cause of North America’s First Inhabitants to the list.
Opponents of measures to increase federal and state minimum wages have long said higher wages will cost the country jobs and economic growth. Well, a recent Bloomberg report debunks that theory.
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.
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 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.
IAM-represented city and county workers of San Francisco along with San Francisco Municipal Transit Agency (MTA) employees are preparing for tough negotiations.
With fall festivities in full swing, Machinists in California were determined to take part by participating in events for a good cause.
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.
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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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
IAM District 751, Seattle, capped off the remaining days of summer with two successful fundraisers for Guide Dogs of America (GDA).
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.