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  • iMail , News June 8, 2006

    iMail for Thursday June 8, 2006

    Charges Filed Against Mercedes in Alabama The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) will investigate charges that supervisors at Mercedes Benz’s assembly plant in Vance, AL are unlawfully interfering with workers seeking a union election. The complaint, filed by the IAM at the NLRB’s regional office in Birmingham, AL, alleges that representatives of Mercedes are “interfering

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  • iMail , News June 6, 2006

    iMail for Tuesday, June 6, 2006

    NLRB Orders Foster Farms to Bargain with the IAM The National Labor Relations Board has again ruled that Foster Farms violated the National Labor Relations Act when it refused to recognize the IAM as the representative for more than 2,000 workers at their Livingston, California facility. In addition to ordering Foster Farms to bargain with the

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  • iMail , News June 1, 2006

    iMail for Thursday, June 1, 2006

    Continental Micronesia Flight Attendants Ratify Agreement Three hundred IAM Flight Attendants at Continental Micronesia voted to ratify a new contract that preserves pay rates, establishes job security and provides a defined benefit pension plan through the IAM National Pension Plan. Stock options and enhanced profit-sharing terms are also part of the new accord. “This agreement

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  • iMail , News May 30, 2006

    iMail for Tuesday, May 30, 2006

    Machinists Strike PPG in Louisiana Members of LL 470 employed at PPG Industries in Lake Charles, Louisiana went on strike Friday night over pensions, health care costs and a two-tier, hire-in wage rate. Under PPG demands, new hires would no longer have retiree medical benefits or a defined-benefit pension plan. IAM members at PPG had

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  • iMail , News May 25, 2006

    iMail for Thursday, May 25, 2006

    35th CBTU Conference Opens in Florida IAM members and leaders were among thousands of delegates and guests filling the hall in Orlando, Florida for the opening session of the 35th annual International Convention of the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (CBTU). The theme of this year’s week-long gathering; “Continuing the Fight for a New Economic

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