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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."

Employment and Earnings

Mon. April 11, 2016

Check out the latest trends in employment and earnings.

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).

The Wait Is Over

Fri. March 04, 2016

Nearly six and a half years ago, 200 Radiological Technicians and Lab Personnel at the Huntington Ingalls Shipyard in Newport News, Virginia voted for the IAM. The company appealed the decision and lost. The wait it over, our time is now!

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...

Fighting Bad Trade Deals

Wed. January 13, 2016

On Monday, labor leaders, religious leaders, and Members of Congress came together to once-again denounce the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). The TPP is a massive trade deal currently being proposed between the U.S. and eleven other nations; and one that many are calling "NAFTA on Steroids."

Marking The Future

Wed. June 24, 2015

In the city of Chicago, the signs of industry can be seen around every corner.  So it only made sense that the windy city played host to te IAM's Industrial Conference.

ViewPoint with Representative Marcy Kaptur

Thu. June 11, 2015

Rep. Marcy Kaptur, of Ohio, discusses the downfalls of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and why she’s voting NO to save American jobs.

ViewPoint with AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka

Tue. May 26, 2015

AFL-CIO President, Richard Trumka, talks about the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

ViewPoint with Don Barker

Fri. February 06, 2015

IAM's Organizing Director, Don Barker talks about the ongoing Boeing campaign in South Carolina.

Thinking "Outside" The Locomotive

Thu. January 29, 2015

CSX and the Machinists are on a new track in Huntington, West Virginia, saving jobs now and for the future.

ViewPoint with IP Tom Buffenbarger

Wed. January 14, 2015

IAM International President, Tom Buffenbager talks about pension reform and the affect it could have on IAM members.

A Labor Day Message from International President Buffenbarger

Thu. August 28, 2014

A special Labor Day video message from IAM International President Tom Buffenbarger.

TCU/IAM Bargaining Victories

Wed. July 30, 2014

The measure of a strong union is how it fights for its members. Whether it's for strong contracts or filing claims to protect those contracts from management attacks, TCU stands at the forefront.

TCU/IAM Members At Work

Wed. July 30, 2014

Our members are men and women from many differenent crafts on and off the railroad who safely move both people and frieght across the nation. We call ourselves TCU/IAM.

Building Bridges

Wed. November 27, 2013

Building bridges, not walls between workers of different generations was the theme of this years Retirees Conference.

March On Washington

Tue. August 27, 2013

This week tens of thousands of people gathered at the National Mall to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington and once again fight for jobs, justice and freedom.

IAM Joins New Connecticut Manufacturing Initiative

Tue. June 04, 2013

The IAM has joined newly-elected U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT), Gov. Dannel Malloy (D-CT), local business leaders and others in launching a new manufacturing initiative in Connecticut.

lAM Ready to Help President Obama Rebuild America's Middle Class

Fri. March 29, 2013

The lAM stands ready to assist the White House in carrying out its progressive agenda of creating jobs, a thriving middle class, a renewed manufacturing sector, strong infrastructure, equal pay, tax reform and fair voting rights, says lAM International President Tom Buffenbarger.

The Provine Team

Fri. February 08, 2013

Meet Clayton and Johnny Provine.  A father and son team who work together on the F18 Super Hornet at Boeing in St. Louis.

States Waste Billions Poaching Jobs

Tue. January 29, 2013

States are wasting billions of dollars of taxpayer money by luring jobs from each other, according to a study by the watchdog group Good Jobs First.  The study outlines how companies are committing interstate job fraud with economic development subsidies, by moving existing jobs from one state to another, rather than creating new jobs.  It's turned into an economic border war.

Defense Jobs Worth Fighting For

Fri. January 11, 2013

The U.S. government’s self-imposed fiscal crisis is forcing federal agencies, such as the Department of Defense, to slash its 2014 budget. But the Machinists Union says those cuts could harm the fragile economy by eliminating good middle-class jobs.

A City Fight for Local Jobs

Thu. June 21, 2012

You’ve seen the cranes, bulldozers, and hard hats around town! But you may be shocked to know that construction companies are using cheap labor from out of town to complete those local building project. But one major city area is cracking down and enforcing a law that guarantees local residents good jobs on those publically funded construction projects. 

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