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  • Woodworkers July 6, 2016


              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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  • Woodworkers March 1, 2016

    A LEGACY CONTINUES — And the Future Looks Bright

    Retired International President Tom Buffenbarger, left, congratulates incoming President Bob Martinez, Jr., after Martinez took his oath of office. Left, Retired International President Tom Buffenbarger swears in Resident General Vice President Rickey Wallace.   The new year began with a historic ceremony as retiring International President Buffenbarger swore in new International President Robert Martinez, Jr.,

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  • Woodworkers October 2, 2015

    IKEA Members Ratify a New Contract

    After a challenging round of negotiations, members of Local Lodge I460, District Lodge 4, ratified a new 2 year agreement at IKEA in Perryville, Maryland. The IKEA production and maintenance workers will realize several language and economic gains. The following highlights are some of the items agreed upon: *Substantial wage increases in both years 1

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