Yet another wildfire season is taking a horrible toll on communities and our members in California.
“The fires that are raging in California are truly devastating,” said IAM Western Territory General Vice President Gary Allen. “I am saddened by the loss that our members are experiencing and my heart continues to break as the images of the fires’ devastating impact continue to come forward.”
A group of newly organized IAM Local 946 members in Chico, CA are among those living through the impact of the Camp Fire.
“Our hearts are with the families affected by this tragedy,” said IAM District 725 Business Representative Oke lese. “The workers at Terminix Chico have been hit especially hard. They have been fighting for over a year to get their first contract and now half of them have lost their homes and are unsure if their livelihoods will be intact as the destruction has taken a huge portion of their route areas.”
As a union family, we have the ability to assist in time of need. If you can, please help Machinists Union members devastated by the Camp, Woolsey, Hill and the more than a dozen other wildfires raging across the entire state of California.
Every dollar you give to the IAM Disaster Relief Fund goes directly to IAM members and their families in need.