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  • iMail , News December 10, 2009

    Charity Trap Shoot Raises $7,500 for United Way

    IAM International President R. Thomas Buffenbarger participated in the charity event and was the guest speaker at the awards ceremony. Organized labor and the United Way in the greater St. Louis metropolitan area joined forces this year to raise more than $7,500 with the second annual Labor/United Way “Trap Shoot Kickoff.” The event was hosted

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  • iMail , News December 10, 2009

    Enroll Now for 2010 Human Rights Seminar

    The IAM Human Rights Seminar will be held February 28 – March 5, 2010 at the William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center in Hollywood, MD. Training will include guidance in establishing lodge Human Rights Committees and making existing Committees more effective. The curriculum for this basic class was designed to provide a greater understanding

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  • iMail , News December 8, 2009

    President Urged to Act on Pratt Factory Closure

    The IAM is welcoming the unanimous support of Connecticut’s Congressional delegation in the fight to prevent Pratt & Whitney from closing a pair of aircraft factories in Connecticut and eliminating more than 1,000 high-skilled jobs. In a joint letter to President Obama, the delegation took the unusual step of urging the president to become directly

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  • iMail , News December 8, 2009

    IAM Defends Service Contract Workforce

    In response to job security concerns among IAM members employed in the service contract industry, the IAM recently convened a meeting of ten major service contract companies and an equal number of IAM representatives with members covered under Service Contract Act (SCA) agreements. “The U.S. government is currently reviewing contracts it maintains with private contractors,

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  • iMail , News December 8, 2009

    Machinists Fight AFSS Reductions by FAA

    The IAM has lodged a protest with the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) over plans by contractor Lockheed Martin to reduce the number of Automated Flight Service Stations (AFSS) in the United States. AFSS Specialists provide preflight weather briefings, in-flight radio services, issue notices to airmen, handle flight plans

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