Sort by
  • iMail , News May 23, 2006

    iMail for Tuesday, May 23, 2006

    IAM Reaches Tentative Agreement with Northwest Airlines The IAM announced a tentative agreement with Northwest Airlines covering 5,600 Equipment Service & Stock Clerks (ESSC) at the bankrupt airline. Terms of the tentative agreement are available on the District 143 website, “The negotiating committee unanimously recommends ratification of the agreement to avoid the elimination of our

    Read more
  • iMail , News May 18, 2006

    iMail for Thursday, May 18, 2006

    It’s a Wrap for the 2006 Legislative Conference After four days of meetings, visits to Capitol Hill and a raft of inspirational speeches, the 2006 Legislative Conference wrapped up with hundreds of newly energized IAM activists ready to shake things up and bring labor’s message back to their communities. “Next to organizing, involvement in politics

    Read more
  • iMail , News May 16, 2006

    iMail for Tuesday, May 16, 2006

    IAM Legislative Conference asks ‘Had Enough Yet?’ The 2006 IAM Legislative Conference kicked off in Washington, D.C, this week with opening speeches by IP Tom Buffenbarger, GVP Bob Thayer, and AFL-CIO President John Sweeney who expressed dissatisfaction with the current crop of national lawmakers and openly questioned their expertise and dedication. Each of the speakers

    Read more
  • iMail , News May 11, 2006

    iMail for Thursday, May 11, 2006

    Pickets Protest New Piper Shareholder’s Meeting IAM members picketed the American Capital Strategies (ACS) shareholders meeting in Bethesda, Maryland this morning to show support for workers at New Piper Aircraft who were denied their freedom to join the union.  ACS owns New Piper Aircraft and has allowed an anti-worker management team free rein in the

    Read more
  • iMail , News May 9, 2006

    iMail for Tuesday, May 9, 2006

    IAM, Bombardier Learjet Launch Contract Talks With tough negotiations in the offing, IAM leaders attended the contract opener for LL 639 at Bombardier’s Learjet plant in Wichita, Kansas. The contract expires October 2. “Our member’s top concerns are job security, health care, pensions, and wages,” said Southern Territory GVP Martinez. “We are prepared to bargain

    Read more