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  • iMail , News September 30, 2008

    iMail for Tuesday, September 30, 2008

    Tennessee Machinists on Strike at Vought  Nearly 1,000 Machinists are on strike at Vought Aircraft Industries in Nashville, TN, after voting to reject a company offer that would replace the existing pension plan for many employees with a risky 401(k) plan. “It is beyond irresponsible for a successful company like Vought to insist on a

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  • iMail , News September 25, 2008

    iMail for Thursday, September 25, 2008

    Boeing Strikers Draw International Support  International labor federations representing millions of workers around the world are weighing in with expressions of support for IAM members now in the third week of a strike at the Boeing Company. Letters of solidarity and support have poured in from twenty-two union federations in Europe, Australia, Denmark, Italy, Spain

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  • iMail , News September 23, 2008

    iMail for Tuesday, September 23, 2008

    Machinists to Protest at Northwest-Delta Shareholder Meetings Members of District 143 will protest the proposed Northwest-Delta merger at both airlines’ shareholders meetings in New York and Atlanta on September 25. The protests are the latest move in the IAM campaign to block the proposed mega-merger, which will lead to enormous debt for the combined carrier,

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  • iMail , News September 18, 2008

    iMail for Thursday, September 18, 2008

    Hurricane Ike Relief Appeal As Hurricane Ike roared toward the Texas coast, IAM President Tom Buffenbarger established a task force to assist Machinists Union members impacted by the storm. Southern Territory GVP Bob Martinez, Transportation GVP Robert Roach, Jr., and Community Services Director Maria Cordone are coordinating the efforts of IAM Grand Lodge Representatives on

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  • iMail , News September 16, 2008

    iMail for Tuesday, September 16, 2008

    NMB Backs off Anti-Worker Rule After months of intense lobbying by the Machinists Union and pressure from Congressional leaders, the National Mediation Board (NMB) rescinded its proposal to make it more difficult for unionized airline workers to retain union protection when merging with unrepresented carriers.   “Due to the concerns and confusion expressed by the

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