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  • iMail , Southern July 9, 2020

    Louisiana VA Medical Professionals Vote to Join IAM

    Despite COVID-19 and logistics associated with the pandemic, the IAM Organizing Department has won a campaign for 47 medical professionals at the Overton Brooks Veterans Affairs Community Based Outpatient Clinic in Monroe, LA. The group includes doctors, nurses, dentists, podiatrists, physical therapists, lab technicians, social workers, and dieticians, who now look forward to the benefits and security of a union contract.

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  • iMail , Western July 9, 2020

    IAM, Allies Secure Help for Laid-Off Members at Alcoa Intalco Works

    After petitioning the government and lobbying Congress, the IAM has successfully secured additional federal assistance for at least 700 union members at Local 2379 (District 160) who will be laid-off at the Alcoa Intalco Works aluminum smelter production plant in Ferndale, WA. The company, which has operated in Whatcom County for a half-century, announced on

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  • iMail , Western July 9, 2020

    Bradken Foundry Workers Win Fight for a Fine First Contract Out West

    In June 2019, Bradken Foundry workers in Tacoma, WA, reached out to District 160 Business Representative/Organizer Steve Miller to join the IAM. Now a year later, these 188 workers have ratified a fine first contract. Directing Business Representative Paul Miller, the head negotiator, successfully took this private sector unit through hard-fought bargaining sessions against an

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  • iMail , News , Politics & Legislation , Press releases July 9, 2020

    Machinists Applaud Biden Manufacturing Plan to Bring Jobs Home

    Joe Biden, the IAM’s endorsed candidate for president, has laid out a strong and comprehensive plan to bring back hundreds of thousands of manufacturing jobs to the United States by building, investing and innovating in America. IAM members voted to endorse Biden in March after a first-of-its-kind membership vote for the union’s endorsement. In multiple

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  • iMail July 7, 2020

    IAM, Congressional Allies Secure Extra Assistance for Laid-Off District 751 Boeing Members

    The IAM has successfully secured additional federal assistance for approximately 5,000 recently laid-off IAM District 751 members at Boeing locations in Washington state and Oregon. The benefits fall under the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) program, which protects U.S. workers who lose their jobs due to outsourcing. The program offers extended unemployment benefits for up to

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