The federal government could shut down Friday, January 19 at midnight if Congress can’t work out a solution to its spending dispute. This means that the lives of federal employees would once again be affected by Congress’ failure to do its job.Read more
Three years ago, the situation felt almost hopeless. In one of the worst winters on record, members of IAM Local 219 at Bluegrass Station in Lexington, KY walked the picket line for nearly six months. This group of warehouse workers, who offer logistical support for our Armed Services, had their own fight to take on.Read more
This week’s Activate L!VE included a variety of topics including coverage of how Machinist Union members commemorated Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, a recap of the AFL/CIO MLK Conference in Houston, TX and District 711 Business Representative Bill Benson also joined the show to discuss a new contract ratified by members of IAM LocalRead more
Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) along with Senators Diane Feinstein (D-CA) and Edward Markey (D-MA) introduced the Cabin Air Safety Act, a bill that seeks to protect airline passengers and cabin crew from toxic cabin air.
The Federal Workers Alliance, including IAM government employees and National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE-IAM) members need your help now.
Federal Workers, including IAM government employees and National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE-IAM) members need your help now to fight budget cuts to The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
Federal Workers, including IAM government employees and National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE-IAM) members need your help now to protect their rights to fair union representation. Congress is targeting the very existence of federal employee unions.
As Congress bickers over a potential government shutdown, the Machinists Union is speaking out about the sad political spectacle, one that could hit IAM federal workers hard.Read more
On January 17, 1962, President John F. Kennedy took unprecedented pro-labor action by signing Executive Order 10988 which grants federal employees the right to collectively bargain for better working conditions.Read more
Machinists Union members joined the AFL-CIO’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Civil & Human Rights Conference in Houston, Texas and marched in the city’s parade. The theme was Reclaiming Our Dream: Strategize, Organize, Mobilize.Read more
The Alliance for Retired Americans (ARA) recently held a two-day policy summit in Washington, DC about the dwindling state of working-class pensions. Speakers included labor leaders, retirement specialists and middle-class activists. Robert Roach, Jr., President of the ARA, shared his frustration at Congress’ inability to protect pensions in public and private sectors. Richard Fiesta, ExecutiveRead more