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  • iMail , News February 24, 2009

    iMail for Tuesday, February 24, 2009

    Negotiations Underway for New Contract at Lockheed  With handshakes, opening statements and a formal exchange of proposals, the latest round of contract negotiations got underway on February 20 between District 776 and Lockheed Martin in Ft. Worth, TX. Health care costs and pensions are top concerns for the 3,900 IAM members who build F-22, F-16

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  • iMail , News February 19, 2009

    iMail for Thursday, February 19, 2009

    General Aviation Sector Fighting to Survive For decades, the nation’s general aviation sector has provided a mostly corporate clientele with the means to conduct high-end business deals without having to navigate the frequently troubled waters of commercial aviation. Production of the turbine and jet-powered aircraft also provided tens of thousands of IAM members at Cessna,

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  • iMail , News February 17, 2009

    iMail for Tuesday, February 17, 2009

    Congressional Representatives Join the Fight at Moncure  The 114 members of Local W369 on strike against Moncure Plywood, in Moncure, NC, are getting some high-profile help in their campaign to bring management back to the bargaining table. Representative Bob Etheridge (D-NC) and members of the North Carolina congressional delegation have written a letter in support

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  • iMail , News February 12, 2009

    iMail for Thursday, February 12, 2009

    Machinists Raise Safety Concerns at FAA Hearing Transportation GVP Robert Roach, Jr., testified this week before the Aviation Sub-Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure on the subject of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Act of 2009. “The aviation industry is at a crossroads,” said Roach. “Thirty years of

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  • iMail , News February 10, 2009

    iMail for Tuesday, February 10, 2009

    Call your Representatives today at 877-331-1223 and urge them to vote for the Economic Stimulus legislation. In Defense of Real Economic Stimulus While members of a House-Senate Conference Committee hammer out the details of a bill to stimulate the economy, IAM President Tom Buffenbarger is calling on lawmakers to move quickly before the recession gathers

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