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  • Woodworkers January 5, 2017

    Building and Wood Worker’s International World Board Meeting

    The Building and Wood Workers’ International (BWI), representing 350 Trade Unions in 130 countries, conducted their World Board Meeting in Geneva, Switzerland on November 28-30, 2016.  In attendance from the IAM were BWI Board Member and Woodworkers Chief of Staff Mike Rose, along with Organizing Director Don Barker. Topics for discussion were the planning and

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  • Woodworkers January 5, 2017

    Organizing Global Multinational Corporations

    IAM Wood, Pulp and Paper Workers across the U.S. are also part of the global labor movement and have an important role to play to improve workers’ rights, working conditions and terms of employment for all. Working with our union sisters and brothers —and those who want to be in unions—our concerns cannot be limited

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  • Woodworkers July 6, 2016

    POTLATCH NEGOTIATING TEAM REACHES SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT

              Recognition for a job well done go out to District W2 Directing Business Representative Kelvin Godwin, the negotiating committee and, a special thanks to Local Lodge W484 President Bill Cox, for their commitment to reaching a settlement agreement at Potlatch that is good for our members and the community.           In an intense show

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  • Woodworkers May 5, 2016

    IAM Members at Weyco Ratify Two Year Agreement

    On Monday, March 7th, 1300 IAM members who work for Weyerhaeuser in Washington and Oregon ratified a two year settlement agreement and reaffirmation of the current collective bargaining agreement.           Terms of the agreement include significant wage increases in 2016 and 2017, along with Company contributions to the Nelson Trust Health Care Plan both years. The

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  • Woodworkers May 2, 2016

    Wood, Pulp & Paper Council Meeting Postponed Until 2017

    The Officers of our Wood, Pulp & Paper Council and Woodworkers Chief of Staff Mike Rose have recommended to International President Martinez that we postpone our October 2016 Council Meeting and, respectfully requested that we reschedule this meeting in 2017.  In making the decision for this request, the Council and COS Rose took into account

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