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IAM Local Lodge 862 President Joe Kaven and District 5 Delegate Mark Neary won a raffle prize hunting trip in Aberdeen, South Dakota that raised funds for the Grand Lodge Convention in 2016. Kaven and Neary hunted with International President Tom Buffenbarger, General Vice President Phil Gruber and AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka. Kendall Stoddard of High Trails Connection donated the hunts.
Guide Dogs of America and IAM members joined Bikefest this year in Texas to educate the public about the labor movement and this great charity.
After more than four years of negotiations, a merger of three airlines and numerous representation elections, the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) today announced members at United Airlines ratified agreements covering approximately 30,000 fleet service, passenger service and stockroom employees.
The Machinists are producing the next generation in Automotive. International President, Tom Buffenbarger, asked the IAM's industry representatives at this year's Auto Conference to continue to come up with new ideas today, that will change tomorrow.
IAM Chief Steward Alex Catalan of Local 933 in Tucson, AZ helped the William W. Winpisinger Education & Technology Center honor the victims of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks by performing a flag-lowering ceremony.
It's not often a group of workers can save their pensions and protect their seniority by the simple act of casting a ballot, but that's exactly what's happening right now right now as IAM-represented Mechanic and Related workers at US Airways vote in the current representation election.
"IAM Mechanic and Related workers at US Airways will lose the best pension plan in the airline industry if they vote IBT," said Transportation GVP Sito Pantoja. "Losing IAM representation would also jeopardize valuable seniority protections that are written into the IAM-TWU joint representation agreement."
The International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) filed with the National Mediation Board (NMB) in May for a representation election for the Mechanic and Related class and craft at US Airways, continuing the union's divisive strategy of raiding other unions instead of focusing on organizing workers who want and need a union.
"The Teamsters have a dismal track record in the airline industry," said Pantoja. "I strongly urge US Airways Mechanics and their families to watch this video in which Mechanics at United Airlines provide grim testimony about the IBT's ability to deliver promised pension benefits."
The NMB mailed voting instructions to all eligible voters on July 8, 2013. Election results will be announced on Monday August 12, 2013.
If any US Airways Mechanic and Related employee has not received voting instructions from the NMB, please click here to request duplicate voting instructions.
The deadline to request duplicate voting instructions is August 5, 2013.
The Sportsman's Alliance of Maine, IAM District Lodge 4, the Pine Grove Program and the Maine Professional Guides Association partnered on the third annual "A Tribute to Service Fishing Event." Veterans and active duty service members enjoyed a free day of catch & release fishing on Great Pond in Belgrade, Maine. Machinists volunteered boats and their time to honor our military. Many of the members of District 4 are veterans, as well.
Hundreds of Machinists marched from the Hilton Atlanta Downtown to the Georgia State Capitol on the last day of the 2013 Staff Conference to commemorate the 125th Anniversary of the founding of the IAM. Staff also traveled to Grant Park to dedicate a new plaque on a statue of IAM Founder & President Tom Talbot and laid a wreath on the site. Local Lodge 709 later hosted an anniversary celebration to close out the historic day.
IAMAW General Vice President Rich Michalski helped to launch a manufacturing initiative that was unveiled at Goodwin College in East Hartford, CT. Michalski was instrumental in working with the college and Rep. John Larson's office to get the program off the ground to train and certify students pursuing careers in the manufacturing industry.
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.
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.