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  • iMail , News November 15, 2005

    iMail for Tuesday, November 15, 2005

    GVP Martinez Stands with Alabama Machinists The IAM strike against Boeing’s space, defense and rocket facilities in Alabama, Florida and California entered its third week with members standing firm in their demand for a contract that protects hard won health care benefits. “Our members are on the front line of a battle taking place in

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  • iMail , News November 10, 2005

    iMail for Thursday, November 10, 2005

    Working Families Score Big in Off Year Elections Working families scored major victories in Tuesday’s off-year elections, propelling two worker-friendly Democrats to the governorships of Virginia and New Jersey, as well as beating back a slew of anti-worker initiatives in California. With the help of more than 1,700 union volunteers, Democrat Tim Kaine defeated Republican

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  • iMail , News November 8, 2005

    iMail for Tuesday, November 8, 2005

    Union Coalition Vows to Oppose Delphi Cuts Despite having less than 100 members employed at a single location of bankrupt Delphi Corp., the IAM plans to be an active member of the six-union coalition formed this week to fight threatened cuts in pay, benefits and pensions. As a member of the Mobilizing@Delphi coalition, the IAM

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  • iMail , News November 3, 2005

    iMail for Thursday, November 3, 2005

    IAM Strikes Boeing Space and Defense Systems Nearly 1500 Machinists are now on strike against the Space and Defense Systems unit of Boeing. Five of the locations are in California, with two located in Huntington Beach, and one each in Torrance, Edwards AFB and Vandenberg; the sixth location is Cape Canaveral in Florida. In addition

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  • iMail , News November 1, 2005

    iMail for Tuesday, November 1, 2005

    ‘What’s the Matter With Kansas? ’ IP Tom Buffenbarger and author Thomas Frank, author of What’s the Matter With Kansas?, kicked off the 2005 IAM Communications Conference in Wichita, Kansas talking to nearly 70 delegates about social class, religion and the issues that lead voters in states like Kansas to consistently vote against their own

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