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  • iMail , News January 26, 2006

    iMail for Thursday, January 26, 2006

    Join the Fight for Truckers’ and Loggers’ Rights The IAM campaign to win better wages and working conditions for non-union log truck operators in Washington took a major step forward on Jan. 24 with the filing of HB 3227, legislation that would establish a system of collective bargaining for timber cutters and log haulers in

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  • News January 24, 2006

    Machinists at NWA to Vote on Bankruptcy Pact

    January 24, 2006 – IAM members at Northwest Airlines are preparing to vote on a settlement proposal that rejects a two-tier wage schedule, preserves thousands of jobs and provides a defined benefit pension plan in place of the 401(k) replacement plan sought by the airline. The proposed 4-year contract also preserves cargo jobs in 10

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  • iMail , News January 24, 2006

    iMail for Tuesday, January 24, 2006

    Northwest Log Truckers Vote to Pursue IAM Affiliation By an overwhelming majority, members of the 500-strong Northwest Log Truckers Cooperative voted Jan. 21 to authorize their board of directors to develop a proposal that could lead to an historic affiliation with the IAM. The effort by non-union log truck operators to join forces the Machinists

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  • iMail , News January 19, 2006

    iMail for Thursday, January 19, 2006

    AFL-CIO President Rips Outsourcing as ‘Suicidal’ In a wide-ranging address before reporters at the National Press Club in Washington, AFL-CIO President John Sweeney renewed the federation’s call for universal health care, increases in the minimum wage and an end to the rampant outsourcing of U.S. jobs to low-wage foreign countries. Sweeney also predicted the Employee

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  • News January 17, 2006

    Machinists Commemorate King Holiday

    In a section of old Baton Rouge known as Beauregard Town, IAM members joined with thousands of marchers from across the country for the AFL-CIO’s annual march to commemorate the birth of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. The parade capped off five days of events in Louisiana and was one of dozens of nationwide observances

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