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  • iMail , News July 10, 2007

    iMail for Thursday, July 5, 2007

    Machinists on Strike at Freightliner in Portland Anger over decisions earlier this year to move production of a top model to Mexico and lay off more than 630 workers are contributing factors in a strike that began this week at Freightliner’s Portland, OR, facility. Members of Local 1005 in Portland are walking picket lines for

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  • iMail , News July 3, 2007

    iMail for Tuesday, July 3, 2007

    House Committee Delivers for FedEx Workers The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee recently voted 51-18 to approve the “Express Carrier Employee Protection” amendment, a measure that would dramatically increase organizing opportunities for employees in the parcel delivery industry. The amendment, which now becomes part of the FAA Reauthorization bill, would properly place tens of thousands

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  • iMail , News June 28, 2007

    iMail for Thursday, June 28, 2007

    Local 1930 Member Wins Congressional Primary Local 1930 member and Long Beach Assemblywoman Laura Richardson finished atop an 18-candidate field in a special election to fill the congressional seat vacated by the death of Juanita Millender-McDonald.  Richardson will now face a runoff election on August 21st, against the top vote getter from the other party.  Richardson

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  • iMail , News June 27, 2007

    iMail for Tuesday, June 26, 2007

    IAM Wins Election for 1,800 in Long Beach, CA In a major organizing win, Office and Technical Workers from the City of Long Beach, CA, voted by a more than two-to-one margin to join the IAM. The 1,800 new members join four other groups in the city: Professional; Protection; Refuse and Skilled and General units

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  • iMail , News June 21, 2007

    iMail for Thursday, June 21, 2007

    Machinists Reach Tentative Pact with General Electric Four weeks after negotiations began in New York City, the IAM announced this week it would recommend ratification of a tentative agreement with General Electric Co. covering nearly 3,000 IAM members at GE locations in eight states. Under the proposed contract, union members will receive four general wage

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