IAM Continues to Promote Workers’ Rights, Advance High-Speed Rail at Siemens Steering Committee Meeting 

IAM Representatives participated at the annual Steering Committee meeting hosted by IBEW for Siemens and Siemens Energy in Washington, D.C. 

“For the past decade, Siemens has gathered local union leadership with International Representatives to discuss labor issues with a group of key unions, including the IAM,” said IAM Collective Bargaining Director Craig Norman. “This is one key benefit of collective cooperation between employers and labor unions. Our goal is that more employers will adopt these principles of givingworkers another avenue of involvement.  

Siemens and Siemens Energy management share topics for the upcoming year with the Representatives from various unions. The company leaders hold an open discussion for questions and answers. The company then gives the union representatives a day to discuss their own concerns, without management present. At the close of the meeting the Steering Committee exchange ideas, set up action items and an agenda for the upcoming year.

“It’s much better to know where you’re going,” said Norman. “With all parties represented and present, we get a real chance to shape the work our members perform at various Siemens locations in North America.”

The group includes IAM representation from Canada where Siemens has a presence. 

Siemens, which includes Siemens Mobility, has been selected to build train sets for the Brightline West route between Las Vegas and Southern California.  Siemens Mobility recently committed to a voluntary recognition agreement with the IAM for the project.

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