Union Member Rights and Officer Responsibilities Under the LMRDA The Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (LMRDA) guarantees certain rights to union members and imposes certain responsibilities on union officers. More >>
Transport Workers and Machinists Unions to Jointly Represent Ground Workers at the “New” American Airlines
The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) and the Transport Workers Union of America (TWU) today announced a partnership to jointly represent nearly 30,000 ground workers at the “new” American Airlines following the merger of American Airlines and US Airways.
This week the two international unions have signed joint agreements to cover the Mechanic & Related, Fleet Service, and Stores employee work groups at the soon to be merged airline. The new labor partnership, to be known as the TWU/IAM Employee Association, will ask the federal National Mediation Board (NMB) to hold elections among the combined employees for each classification after the close of the American-US Airways merger. The election will formalize the joint-council agreement reached this week.
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Equal Pay Day raises awareness about how long women must work in order to make the equivalent wages as men. In 2013, the day fell on April 9, meaning women had to work all of 2012 and an additional 99 days into 2013 to make what men earned the previous year. The National Committee on Pay Equity started the observance in 1996. Women currently earn 77-cents on the dollar of what men make in the United States and for women of color, the situation is even worse.
The documentary film "We Women Warriors" shows how three indigenous women in Colombia are fighting for social justice through non-violence. The women leaders are trying to ensure that they and their children survive the armed conflict around them. This film was part of the DC Independent Film Festival on International Women's Day during Women 's History Month.
As machinists members across the country brace for the potential impact of sequestration budget cuts, the U.S. Army becomes the latest branch of government to express frustration!
The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) today declared renewed contracts for its US Airways members must be concluded before the IAM is willing to support the merger of US Airways and American Airlines.
Washington, D.C., February 11, 2013 – In a statement released on the eve of the State of the Union address, International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (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.
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Meet Clayton and Johnny Provine. A father and son team who work together on the F18 Super Hornet at Boeing in St. Louis.
Author and journalist Peter Dreier has created a list of the 100 Greatest Americans of the 20th Century, a broad spectrum of people who moved what were once thought of as radical ideas into the mainstream. The biographies include organizers, activists, progressives, artists and athletes, all of whom fought for social justice.
A moment of pride and dignity for millions as the Inauguration of Barack Obama, the 44th President of the United States begins.
District Lodge 75 is proud to invite all golfers to the 3rd Annual Phillip G. Williams Memorial Golf Tournamant on March 30, 2013 at the Olympia Golf Resort, 7419 US 231, Dothan AL. All proceeds to Benefit Guide Dogs of America.
For a politician on Capitol Hill who has not been re-elected the end of the year is sort of a waitng game. That's why it's called a lame duck session. And while there is little to gain for some elected officials, there's alot for the working class.
The 2012 Presidential Election was the most expensive in United States history. Now, that President Barack Obama has been re-elected, IAMAW International President Tom Buffenbarger says it's a new beginning for working families.
Bob Turner is one of a kind. He's done it all! But one of his greatest accomplishments will always be his 49 years at AK Steele as a union man.
Course purpose and description: Participants who successfully complete Employee Assistance Program training will have demonstrated an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of an EAP representative. Participants will gain an understanding of the serious adverse impact that substance abuse, addiction and other psycho-social issues have on the workplace. Participants also learn the benefits of quality workplace assistance programs with particular emphasis on awareness and prevention. The education is comprehensive and is designed to guide members toward industry recognized certification(s), professional development, and the capability to facilitate a quality work-life for their members.
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- IAM Delegates Endorse Obama, Biden
- Convention Honors Norman Mineta and Rodney Slater
- Bill Lucy, Jimmy Williams Address Delegates
- Speakers, Panels Explore Ways to Create JOBS Now!
- Delegates Act on Resolutions
John Wilhelm, president of the Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees Union, spoke to delegates at the IAM Convention in Toronto. The long-time labor leader has a unique perspective about union diversity and immigration, a philosophy shaped by Machinists.
- Kerry Kennedy Call for Global Human Rights
- James Oberstar Named Honorary Lifetime Member
- Jerry Springer Gives Rousing Defense of Workers and Unions
- Delegates Consider Amendments and Resolutions
Norman Mineta and Rodney Slater both served terms as U.S. Secretary of Transportation. Thursday, delegates at the IAM Convention in Toronto honored them both for tirelessly supporting the Machinists Union.
With the Presidential election right around the corner, its now more important than ever for labor to come together. For the Machinists and the Painters, that's a good mix.
International President Tom Buffenbarger reminded the members what's at stake in the upcoming Presidential election. The future make-up of the supreme court and the rights of workers nationwide.
Convention delegates heard from the leader of the New Democratic Party of Canada and the President of the Canadian Labour Congress.
As Americans paid tribute to victims of the 9-11 attacks, delegates at the 38th IAM convention used the 11th anniversary to honor U.S. military heroes and first responders.
- Convention Honors True Heroes
- Canadian Leaders Outline Challenges, Opporunities
- Trumka Leads Call for Economic Dignity for Workers
- Panelists Discuss Human Rights, the Fight for Dignity
- Delegates Secure Funding for Winpisinger Education Center
Just as her father did 40 years ago, human rights activists Kerry Kennedy was walking in his legendary footsteps.