|IAM Local 1260 used an FMCS grant to develop a joint training program for its members at Amerequip Corp.|
IAM Districts and Locals with labor-management committees have until May 31, 2015 to apply for grants from the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS).
Depending on the type of applicant; area, plant, site or public sector (not federal), applicants can receive a maximum of $65,000 or a maximum of $125,000. A match of 10 percent is required if the application is successful.
The IAM has helped labor management programs win quite a few grants to jointly develop and administer training programs. For example, IAM Local 1260 and Amerequip Corp. used an FMCS grant to strengthen employee skills in internal ISO auditing, safety hazards and computer skills. IAM Local 701 with members in the automotive, trucking, forklift, heavy equipment, body shops and bus industries, used an FMCS grant to develop and deliver comprehensive updating and dedicated training to meet the needs of their trades.
Contact the IAM High Performance Work Organization (HPWO) Department at 301-967-4773 for further help with the grant process.