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  • iMail , News October 24, 2006

    iMail for Tuesday October 24, 2006

    Wichita Strikers Win at Bombardier Members of Local 639 in Wichita, KS voted by a 56 percent margin this week to ratify an improved contract offer from Bombardier Aerospace, ending a 22-day strike over pay, pensions and health care benefits. The new 3-year accord, reached after a 36-hour bargaining session and with help from federal

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  • iMail , News October 19, 2006

    iMail for Thursday, October 19, 2006

    Airline District 141 Celebrates 60 Years  More than 200 delegates and guests from 28 local lodges around the country gathered in Phoenix, AZ this week to hold their annual convention and to celebrate the trials and triumphs of one of the largest districts in the Machinists Union.  “Our history is nothing less than the history

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  • iMail , News October 17, 2006

    iMail for Tuesday October 17, 2006

    IAM Journal Notes Governors’ Power With less than a month before Election Day, voters in thirty-six states are poised to choose governors with the power to create jobs, control gas prices, expand (or restrict) collective bargaining rights and bypass the gridlock that routinely stymies lawmakers in Washington, D.C. “The consequences for union members are enormous,”

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  • iMail , News October 12, 2006

    iMail for Thursday, October 12, 2006

    Local 41 Photog Snaps 1 st Place Winner The winners of the 2006 IAM Photo Contest have been announced, and Local 41 member Ben Castic has won first-place for the second year in a row. This year’s entry, entitled, “Tunnel Vision” shows IAM member Gus Patakas as he deburrs a furnace section cylinder at South

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  • iMail , News October 10, 2006

    iMail for Tuesday, October 10, 2006

    San Francisco Local 1781 Celebrates 60 Years IP Tom Buffenbarger and Transportation GVP Robert Roach, Jr. joined California Reps. George Miller, Tom Lantos and more than 300 guests for the 60th anniversary celebration of San Francisco’s legendary Local 1781. “The Air Transport sector of the IAM rose to greatness thanks to the solidarity and strength of

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