Western

IAM Members at Triumph Overwhelmingly Vote to Strike in Spokane

Tue. May 10, 2016

In a strong show of union solidarity, more than 400 IAM District 751 Local 86 members employed at Triumph Composite Systems in Spokane, WA will begin walking the picket lines at 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday May 11.

GVP Allen Calls for Unity Among Labor, Faith Communities

Tue. April 12, 2016

The labor and faith communities share common goals, struggles and values, said IAM Western Territory General Vice President Gary Allen at a recent address to the Interfaith Center for Worker Justice in San Diego.

Watch a California IAM Member Hunt Whitetail This Sunday on ‘Brotherhood Outdoors’

Thu. March 31, 2016

The Union Sportsmen’s Alliance’s (USA) “Brotherhood Outdoors” TV series will feature Lincoln, CA IAM Local 946 member Clayton Bolton on Sunday, April 3 at 11 a.m. ET on the Sportsman Channel. To find the Sportsman Channel in your area, click here.

Arizona Army Base Workers Vote IAM ‘Yes’

Tue. March 22, 2016

Nearly 800 new members will be joining the IAM at the U.S. Army’s Yuma Proving Ground in Yuma, AZ, reports Western Territory Grand Lodge Representatives Don Gresham and Steve Nickel, along with Local 2009 Directing Business Representative Paul Shepard.

Western Workers Choosing IAM for Voice on Job

Thu. June 11, 2015

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.

Cadence-Giddens Aerospace Workers Vote to Join IAM

Thu. June 04, 2015

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.

Washington State Jorgensen Forge Machinists Approve First IAM Contract

Tue. April 21, 2015

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.

A Negotiator’s Open Letter to Long Beach City Council

Thu. April 09, 2015

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.

Long Beach IAM Members Rally for Fair Contract

Thu. March 26, 2015

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.

Tell the New Mexico Senate to Reject Right-to-Work Law

Thu. March 12, 2015

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).

San Diego Local 389 Completes WWW Negotiation Prep Program

Thu. March 12, 2015

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.

San Diego Local 389 Completes WWW Negotiation Prep Program

Thu. March 12, 2015

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.

Apprentices Graduate from IAM/Boeing Joint Apprenticeship Program

Tue. February 24, 2015

Five students in the IAM/Boeing Joint Apprenticeship Program are now journeymen.

WATCH: IAM/Boeing Joint Apprenticeship Graduation

New Right-to-Work (For Less) Battles at Local, State and Federal Levels

Tue. February 03, 2015

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).

IAM Steps in to Help Laid-Off Woodworkers

Tue. February 03, 2015

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.

IAM Mourns Oregon Woodworker Killed On Job

Thu. January 08, 2015

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.

Solis Appointed Western Territory Special Representative

Thu. January 08, 2015

IAM International President Tom Buffenbarger has appointed District 725 Organizing Director Joe Solis to the position of Western Territory Special Representative.

Seattle IAM Members Lend Hand to Parents in Need

Tue. January 06, 2015

IAM District 160, Local 289 members collected thousands of infant-care products to in-need Seattle-area families over the Holidays.

Hollibush Appointed Western Territory Special Representative

Tue. November 25, 2014

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.

District 751 Golf Tournament Raises $15K for Guide Dogs

Thu. November 20, 2014

Seattle IAM District 751’s annual Guide Dogs of America (GDA) Charity Golf Tournament raised $15,000 for the IAM charity.

Washington State IAM Members Win Milestone Arbitration Case

Thu. November 13, 2014

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.”

IAM Mourns Loss of CAL FIRE Pilot Geoffrey “Craig” Hunt

Thu. October 09, 2014

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.

Victory for Fighting Machinists of Long Beach Local 1930

Tue. September 09, 2014

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.

IAM Western Territory Conference: ‘Mentor, Organize and Win’

Thu. September 04, 2014

Business Representatives, Organizers and Local Lodge officers from the IAM Western Territory recently descended upon Denver for the 2014 Western Territory Staff Conference.

Local Lodge 568 Annual Car Show for GDA

Thu. August 28, 2014

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.

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