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Transportation Department Conducts General Chairs Training

Thu. August 18, 2016

Eight newly-elected General Chairs and newly-appointed Transportation Department Communications Representative attend General Chairs Training at the Winpisinger Training Center (from left to right, rear, Olu Ajetemobi, John Coveny, Robert Jessel, Steve Miller, Rich Creighton, Larry Rother. left to right, front, Jessica Morris, April Butler, Carrie Lesley and Grand Lodge Rep Brianna Gregory).

The Transportation Department last week gave its eight newly-elected General Chairs from District Lodges 141 and 142 their first staff training class at the Winpisinger training facility. This annual "General Chairs Training" class is given to new District staff members to provide them with a strong foundation as they embark on their new roles.

NMB Certifies IAM as Representative at McGee Air Services

Wed. August 10, 2016

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McGee Air Services Ramp Workers achieved union representation and a first contract in less than one month.

The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) announced that the National Mediation Board (NMB) certified the union as the bargaining representative for the Fleet and Passenger Service class and craft at McGee Air Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Alaska Air Group.

Employment and Earnings

Thu. July 28, 2016

Check out the latest trends in employment and earnings.

Machinists Union Achieves Recognition and First Contract at McGee Air Services

Wed. July 20, 2016

The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) today announced it reached agreement on a first contract and a voluntary recognition agreement for approximately 25 Fleet Service workers at McGee Air Services, an Alaska Air Group ground handling subsidiary.

Barriers and Bias

Fri. May 13, 2016

According to the study produced by The American Association of University Women, women continue to lag behind men when it comes to leadership.

CP Abandons Takeover Plans of NS

Mon. April 11, 2016

Following growing opposition from Capitol Hill and the U.S. Department of Justice's Antitrust Division, Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) announced today that they are ceasing efforts to merge with Norfolk Southern (NS), citing "no clear path to a friendly merger at this time."

U.S. Army & DOJ Join Chorus of Opposition to CP-NS Merger

Fri. April 08, 2016

The past week has not been kind to fans of a merger between Canadian Pacific (CP) and Norfolk Southern (NS). After House Transportation & Infrastructure Chairman Bill Shuster came out in opposition, the U.S. Department of Justice's (DOJ) Antitrust Division and the U.S. Army both issued their own calls to pump the brakes.

T&I Chairman Shuster Opposes CP-NS Merger

Tue. April 05, 2016

In a short statement released this morning, House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA) stated his opposition to the prospect of a merger between Canadian Pacific (CP) and Norfolk Southern (NS).

Union Difference

Fri. March 11, 2016

Important benefits of union membership...

Tell Congress Assaulting a Customer Service Agent Should be a Felony

Wed. February 10, 2016

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The IAM is demanding that Congress make it a felony to assault Customer Service Agents while on duty. This is an amendment to the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2016 (HR 4441). To make this happen, we need your help.

CP balks at merger from near-unified opposition

Fri. January 29, 2016

Corporations abuse H-1B visa program for lay-offs, lower wages

Thu. January 28, 2016

As some TCU members may know firsthand, H-1B visas are killing American jobs. Companies abuse the process to undercut wages and offshore jobs by bringing in workers from overseas to fill positions. In some instances, have had to withstand the humiliation of training their own replacements. Luckily, some are fighting back...

Opposition Mounting Against CP-NS Merger

Fri. January 15, 2016

Canadian Pacific (CP) CEO Hunter Harrison has faced a wall of opposition ever since announcing his intention to merge with Norfolk Southern (NS) last November - and that wall includes NS itself....

Historic Bell Dedicated To Buffenbarger Library

Thu. November 19, 2015

IAM District Lodge 19 dedicated an historic locomotive bell to the Buffenbarger Library at the William W. Winpisinger Education & Technology Center in Hollywood, Maryland. The bell was donated by the Weldon Granger Family and restored by District 19 members of the Roanoke Locomotive Shop in Virginia.  A delegation from DL 19 was on hand for the dedication ceremony, which took place November 2.

Bienvenidos A Puerto Rico

Tue. October 13, 2015

Puerto Rico is an oasis of beauty, but what make this place unforgettable is its people.

IAMAW's SUNY Empire State College Port of Entry

Tue. October 06, 2015

The IAM members featured in this video represent the inaugural class of the Machinists Union's new partnership with SUNY's Empire State College. The Port of Entry took place in September.

Over 600 Delegates Attend the 2015 IAM Transportation Conference

Sat. August 29, 2015

Sito and BuffGeneral Vice President Sito Pantoja presents International President Tom Buffenbarger a framed photo of one of Buffenbarger's heroes, John Lennon at the 2015 Transportation Conference.

The 2015 IAM Transportation Conference, the largest ever, kicked-off this week in Hollywood, Florida with 600 delegates, including delegates from the Transportation Communications Union (TCU) and the Canadian Territory.

Why The IAMAW Endorsed Hillary Clinton

Tue. August 18, 2015

There are many good reasons why the IAMAW endorsed Hillary Clinton for President. IAMAW International President Tom Buffenbarger highlights a few in this video.

Grand Lodge Auditors

IAM Grand Lodge Auditors includes 19 zones encompassing the US and Canada.

IAM Family Day

Wed. August 05, 2015

For the fourth year, the IAM hosted a Family Day Picnic for employees at the William W. Winpisinger Education & Technology Center, where two rooms were dedicated in honor of recently retired General Secretary-Treasurer Robert Roach, Jr. and retired International President George Kourpias. Retired GST Don Wharton was also on hand for the events. The Kourpias Conference room was rededicated after a renovation. Both rooms give students and visitors a chance to see photos & mementos from historic times.

ATK Plannng Program for Shop Stewards

Thu. July 30, 2015

Thirty-five shop stewards from IAM Local Lodge 778 in Missouri traveled to the William W. Winpisinger Education & Technology Center in Maryland for formal training, so they'll be better able to serve members at ATK Lake City. All who took part in the planning program say they appreciate the importance of knowing and standing up for the rights of all members, especially during the grievance process.

TWU-IAM Association Negotiators Prepare For Upcoming Bargaining

Wed. July 15, 2015

TWU-IAM Association negotiators are preparing for upcoming bargaining with American Airlines. Mechanic and Related, Fleet Service and Stores negotiating committees met at the William W. Winpisinger Education & Technology Center for an intense week of analyzing contract proposals. After the merger of American Airlines and US Airways, the IAM and TWU joined forces with the goal of attaining joint contracts that reflect members' contributions to one of the airline industry's most profitable carriers.

IAM ExpressJet Flight Attendants Pound the Pavement, Demand Equal Pay

Wed. June 17, 2015

IAM represented ExpressJet Flight Attendants yesterday once again took their fight for equal pay public by conducting nationwide picketing with their AFA-CWA sisters and brothers.

IAM Honors Fallen Members

Fri. May 01, 2015

The IAM honored its fallen members during the Workers' Memorial Day ceremony at the William W. Winpisinger Education & Technology Center in Hollywood, Maryland on April 28. There was also a special remembrance. Relatives, friends and colleagues of those who have passed away during the past year attended the annual event, which aims to mourn for the dead and fight for the living, especially when it comes to workplace safety.

IAM / Boeing Apprenticeship Graduation

Mon. February 23, 2015

Five students in the IAM/Boeing Joint Apprenticeship Program are now journeymen. They graduated as part of the Class of 2014 during a banquet held in mid-February at the Museum of Flight in Seattle, Washington. The program was established in 1935 and offers apprenticeships in several trades requiring advanced skills.

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