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  • iMail , News June 13, 2006

    iMail for Tuesday June 13, 2006

    Solidarity on Display in Louisiana Members of Local 470 in Lake Charles, LA entered their third week on strike against PPG Industries with a multi-union rally, kicking off a week of activities to demonstrate community support and union solidarity in their fight for a fair contract. “The other unions are out here supporting their brothers

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  • iMail , News June 8, 2006

    iMail for Thursday June 8, 2006

    Charges Filed Against Mercedes in Alabama The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) will investigate charges that supervisors at Mercedes Benz’s assembly plant in Vance, AL are unlawfully interfering with workers seeking a union election. The complaint, filed by the IAM at the NLRB’s regional office in Birmingham, AL, alleges that representatives of Mercedes are “interfering

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  • iMail , News June 6, 2006

    iMail for Tuesday, June 6, 2006

    NLRB Orders Foster Farms to Bargain with the IAM The National Labor Relations Board has again ruled that Foster Farms violated the National Labor Relations Act when it refused to recognize the IAM as the representative for more than 2,000 workers at their Livingston, California facility. In addition to ordering Foster Farms to bargain with the

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  • iMail , News June 1, 2006

    iMail for Thursday, June 1, 2006

    Continental Micronesia Flight Attendants Ratify Agreement Three hundred IAM Flight Attendants at Continental Micronesia voted to ratify a new contract that preserves pay rates, establishes job security and provides a defined benefit pension plan through the IAM National Pension Plan. Stock options and enhanced profit-sharing terms are also part of the new accord. “This agreement

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  • iMail , News May 30, 2006

    iMail for Tuesday, May 30, 2006

    Machinists Strike PPG in Louisiana Members of LL 470 employed at PPG Industries in Lake Charles, Louisiana went on strike Friday night over pensions, health care costs and a two-tier, hire-in wage rate. Under PPG demands, new hires would no longer have retiree medical benefits or a defined-benefit pension plan. IAM members at PPG had

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