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  • iMail , News October 6, 2005

    iMail for Thursday, October 6, 2005

    Growing a High-Performance Organizing Union Nearly 1,000 Machinists from all over North America gathered in Chicago yesterday to kick off the IAM Organizing Summit. International President Tom Buffenbarger, who called on each and every participant to organize and help grow the Union, announced effective November 1, 2005 the Grand Lodge will place a one year

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  • iMail , News October 4, 2005

    iMail for Tuesday October 4, 2005

    Chicago Summit Takes Aim at Organizing More than 900 district and local lodge presidents and organizing chairpersons from the U.S. and Canada are descending on Chicago this week to take part in a three-day organizing summit. Designed to create battle plans for hundreds of organizing campaigns, the summit will use a computer hookup to allow

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  • Departments , News September 30, 2005

    IMF NewsBriefs – September 15, 2005 – Challenge of China

    “THE CHALLENGE OF CHINA” The Swedish Metalworkers’ Union has published a report on China, which provides an account of the current situation and suggests strategies for dealing with the challenges it presents. SWEDEN: The Swedish Metalworkers’ Union, Svenska Metall, has published a report on China, entitled “The challenge of China – trade union and industrial

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  • iMail , News September 29, 2005

    iMail for Thursday September 29, 2005

    The Hammer Gets Nailed Tom DeLay, the one-time exterminator from Houston, TX who rose to the pinnacle of political power in Washington, D.C., was indicted Sept. 28 for his alleged part in a campaign finance scheme linked to congressional redistricting in Texas that led, ultimately, to Republican control of the U.S. House of Representatives. Under

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  • News September 28, 2005

    Solidarity Wins New Deal for Boeing Machinists

    More than 18,400 Machinists at Boeing will vote September 29 on a revised contract offer that resoundingly proves the value of membership solidarity and resolve in a collective bargaining showdown. The new offer contains dramatic improvements over the company’s so-called “final offer,” which triggered a walkout that shut down Boeing’s commercial operations in Kansas, Oregon

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