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  • iMail , News August 7, 2008

    iMail for Thursday, August 07, 2008

    International President Joins Wichita Strikers  Striking members of Local 733 in Wichita, KS, warmly welcomed IAM International President Tom Buffenbarger to their picket lines where members are holding strong on day three of the strike against Hawker Beechcraft. “You gave a signal with your overwhelming vote that you’ve had a bellyful, and you want a

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  • iMail , News August 5, 2008

    iMail for Tuesday, August 05, 2008

    Kansas Machinists Strike Hawker Beechcraft  IAM members at Hawker Beechcraft voted overwhelmingly to reject the company’s offer and strike the Wichita, Kansas plane maker. Picket lines went up at 12:01 am on August 4, 2008, at Hawker Beechcraft in Wichita and Salina, KS, after thousands of IAM members cast ballots to reject the company’s offer

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  • iMail , News July 31, 2008

    iMail for Thursday, July 31, 2008

    Boeing Gets an Earful IAM leaders urged Boeing Company officials to think twice before proposing a substandard contract offer for 26,000 Machinists in Washington, Kansas and Oregon, who assemble the company’s commercial aircraft, including the next generation 787 Dreamliner. Speaking on a conference call for investors and journalists that was co-sponsored by the IAM and

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  • iMail , News July 29, 2008

    iMail for Tuesday, July 29, 2008

    IAM to Defend Airline Pensions at Merger Hearing  Transportation GVP Robert Roach, Jr. will testify on July 30, before the House Committee on Education and Labor’s Subcommittee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions, about the proposed Delta Air Lines – Northwest Airlines merger and its potential impact on workers and their pensions. “The Machinists Union strongly

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  • iMail , News July 24, 2008

    iMail for Thursday, July 24, 2008

    Clinton Backs U.S Workers in Tanker Debate  New York Democratic Sen. Hillary Clinton took a strong stand on behalf of U.S. aerospace workers this week when she challenged Air Force officials to follow the law governing major procurement decisions, such as the aerial refueling tanker, and to consider the impact on the U.S. industrial base.

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