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  • iMail , News November 8, 2007

    iMail for Thursday, November 08, 2007

    Peru Trade Act Moves to Senate The U.S. House of Representatives today voted 285 – 132 to approve the controversial Peru Free Trade Agreement, despite strong objections from labor and human rights activists who are concerned the pact does not include adequate enforcement provisions. “We have repeatedly stressed that labor chapters in any trade agreement

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  • iMail , News November 6, 2007

    iMail for Tuesday, November 06, 2007

    Florida Machinists Ratify Space Center Contract On Nov. 4, members of Local 2061 in Cocoa, FL ratified a new collective bargaining agreement with United Space Alliance (USA), ending a five-month long strike by nearly 500 workers at the Kennedy Space Center. IAM members there include electrical technicians, crane operators and drivers for the giant crawler

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  • iMail , News November 1, 2007

    iMail for Thursday, November 1, 2007

    Labor Board Bias Detailed in ILO Complaint A new complaint filed by the AFL-CIO with the International Labor Organization (ILO)–en/index.htm charges that National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) decisions have so severely reduced the freedom of workers to join unions that they constitute a violation of international labor standards. The AFL-CIO charges that NLRB rulings “have

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  • iMail , News October 31, 2007

    iMail for Tuesday, October 30, 2007

    IAM Journal Offers ‘Choices’ The 2008 presidential election takes center stage in the latest issue of the IAM Journal, the award-winning publication of the Machinists Union. After extensive polling revealed that one-third of the IAM membership routinely votes Republican and two-thirds regularly cast ballots for Democratic candidates, the IAM took the historic step of endorsing

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  • iMail , News October 26, 2007

    iMail for Thursday, October 25, 2007

    Kennedy Space Center Negotiations to Resume IAM negotiators announced today that mediated negotiations with United Space Alliance (USA) will resume next week in a bid to resolve the 134-day strike by nearly 500 members of Local 2061 over pensions and health care costs. Negotiations will take place Oct. 29 in Cape Canaveral, FL, and are

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