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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...
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....
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. Â A delegation from DL 19 was on hand for the dedication ceremony, which took place November 2.
Puerto Rico is an oasis of beauty, but what make this place unforgettable is its people.
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.
General 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.
There are many good reasons why the IAMAW endorsed Hillary Clinton for President. IAMAW International President Tom Buffenbarger highlights a few in this video.
IAM Grand Lodge Auditors includes 19 zones encompassing the US and Canada.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
For the Machinists, training and apprenticeship programs have always been the keys to the future. That's why the IAM took part in the Career and Technical Education (CTE) Workforce Development Summit at the AFL-CIO in Washington, DC: A place where labor, educators and the business community came together to address what works.
Mary Ellen Napier and Jim McClelland of IAMAW District 54 in Ohio aren't giving up on the midterm elections. They want all union members to vote now and start to prepare for 2016. Volunteers can knock on doors and make phone calls to get out the vote, this Election Day and in every election, to elect pro-worker candidates who fight for us all.
IAM District Lodge 19 has been the keeper of an historic steam-era bell that was showing signs of wear and tear. So, a group of members transported the bell from Denver to Roanoke, Virginia, to be refurbished by Machinist members at the Roanoke Locomotive Shop. This bell has been ringing in conventions and conferences for years and now it has a Machinist-made makeover.
A special Labor Day video message from IAM International President Tom Buffenbarger.
The William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center launched the first Young Machinists Strategy Workers Pilot Program, aimed at future leaders. The classes ranged from Why Organizing Matters to Politics and the Legislative Process.
Sririt ramp agents voted for IAM representation today: From left to right: Federico Rojas, Ricardo Santiago, Jose Camacho, Pedro Jimenez, Xavier Belen from Fort Lauderdale, FL.
In a hotly contested election overseen by the National Mediation Board (NMB), nearly 220 Spirit Airlines ramp agents voted overwhelmingly, by 80 percent, to be represented by the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM).
Machinists members joined union painters, steelworkers and postal workers, among others, to rally on Capitol Hill against the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Fast-Track approval process. Members of Congress spoke to the crowd of workers, explaining how fair trade is better than free trade. AFL-CIO leaders asked all those in attendance to contact their lawmakers about TPP and to make sure everyone votes in the November election. The rally was organized by CWA.