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  • iMail , News June 19, 2007

    iMail for Tuesday, June 19, 2007

    NASA Gambles with Safety at Kennedy Space Center United Space Alliance has restarted assembly of space-shuttle components inside the Vehicle Assembly Building at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Cape Canaveral, FL, without the benefit of key staff, according to sources inside the facility.  IAM Representatives have been told that NASA is nowhere to be seen while replacement

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  • iMail , News June 15, 2007

    iMail for Thursday, June 14, 2007

    Picket Lines Go Up at Kennedy Space Center Members of Local Lodge 2061 and District 166 who perform Space Shuttle support duties for the United Space Alliance (USA) walked off the job today after USA management proposed a substandard contract offer. The USA is a joint venture formed by Lockheed Martin and the Boeing Company to provide

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  • iMail , News June 14, 2007

    iMail for Tuesday, June 12,2007

    Clock Ticking for General Electric Nearly 2,400 IAM members in nine states are among 24,000 union members nationwide who are closely following the negotiations between General Electric Co. and the unions’ 13-member Coordinated Bargaining Committee. A so-called “last, best and final offer” from the company is expected before the current contracts expire at midnight on

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  • iMail , News June 7, 2007

    iMail for Thursday, June 07, 2007

    Machinists Seek U.S. Manufacturing Policy International President Tom Buffenbarger addressed the Senate Democratic Steering Committee this week and urged lawmakers to treat the nation’s manufacturing crisis like an economic epidemic. “We cannot afford to be anesthetized by incremental improvements in one index or another,” said Buffenbarger. “Since 1999, we have lost over 43,000 manufacturing plants

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  • iMail , News June 6, 2007

    iMail for Tuesday, June 5, 2007

    Strike Looms at Kennedy Space Center Two countdowns are underway at the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral, FL. One for the launch scheduled on Friday for NASA’s Space Shuttle and one for a strike deadline for 600 members of Local 2061 in Cocoa, FL. IAM members provide support services for the Shuttle and are

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