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  • iMail , News December 14, 2006

    iMail for Thursday, December 14, 2006

    Machinists Gear Up for GE Negotiations IAM leaders meeting in Chicago, IL announced this week they would resume their partnership with the Coordinated Bargaining Committee (CBC), a coalition of 14 unions representing workers at General Electric (GE), as part of IAM preparations for upcoming contract negotiations with the global conglomerate. The IAM negotiated its current

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  • iMail , News December 12, 2006

    iMail for Tuesday, December 12, 2006

    Thousands Rally for Freedom to Form Unions The AFL-CIO commemorated International Human Rights Day, Dec. 10, with a two-day Organizing Summit and a big rally in Washington, DC for passage of the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA). International Human Rights Day memorializes the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which recognizes the freedom of

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  • iMail , News December 8, 2006

    iMail for Thursday, December 7, 2006

    Kansas Governor Named to Lead DGA Union members and working families nationwide will have a key ally in an important position when Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius takes over as leader of the Democratic Governors Association (DGA). Sebelius succeeds outgoing 2-term DGA chairman, New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, who joins a crowded field considering a run

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  • iMail , News December 5, 2006

    iMail for Tuesday, December 5, 2006

    RJ Reynolds Agrees to Post Union Notices The anti-union tobacco giant RJ Reynolds in Winston-Salem, NC, has agreed to post notices advising employees of their right to organize a union at all facilities involved in last year’s union election for nearly 2,000 production and maintenance workers. The agreement by RJ Reynolds is in response to

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  • iMail , News November 30, 2006

    iMail Thursday, November 30, 2006

    $57 Million Paid to 19,000 Boeing Machinists Nearly 19,000 IAM members employed by the Boeing Co., in Seattle, WA, Portland, OR and Wichita, KS are receiving $3,000 lump sum checks as part of the contract ratified by members following a 28-day strike in 2005. The IAM contract with Boeing, which also increased pensions and preserved

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