With more than 700 people dying of
hypothermia yearly, the IAM Safety Department wants you to know
how dangerous it is to work
in cold environments.
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Friday, February 22, 2002
Lockheed Martin Talks In High Gear
Contract negotiations for nearly 6,000
IAM-represented workers at seven Lockheed Martin locations are
continuing in Florida. Lockheed and the IAM are exchanging proposals on
major issues such as wage, pension, job security and medical
“Lockheed Martin is
trying to pass on medical and other costs to our members and that is
unacceptable,” said John Crowdis, IAM Aerospace Coordinator. “Lockheed
Martin is the largest and most successful defense contractor in the
nation, their profits are high yet they want to take away benefits and
ship American jobs, which are funded by U.S. taxpayers, overseas. Our
members are telling us that they won’t stand for this type of corporate
greed. Job security is a must in these negotiations.”
The current agreements
expire on March 1, and a contract vote is scheduled for March 3. “Our
negotiating committee will work around the clock to make sure our
members have a proposal to consider before March 3rd,” said
Information about the
Lockheed negotiations is available at the “Lockheed
Martin Contract Negotiations” page on the IAM website (http://www.goiam.org/visit.asp?c=2049).
Pearson Tapped for Important Economic Panel
California Governor Gray Davis appointed
Western Territory GVP Lee Pearson to the state’s Economic Strategy
Panel. The panel will write a two-year economic development plan for the
state and submit it to the Trade and Commerce Agency.
thank the Governor for this appointment,” said Pearson. “This is a great
opportunity to make sure the concerns of California’s working families
are part of any plan for the state’s economic future.”
Vote to Make Guide
Dogs Number One Charity
You can help raise money for Guide Dogs
of America with a quick online vote. Each month, Bob’s Big Boy
Restaurant in Burbank, California asks its customers to choose among
three local charities. The owners will donate one percent of
dining room sales to the winner. This month, Guide Dogs of America is
one of the three charities on the vote list. To vote, just click on this
link: vote for
Guide Dogs of America. Voting ends on Feb. 28.
Guide Dogs of America
was founded by an IAM member more than 50 years ago. An independent
of America provides professionally trained guide dogs and instruction in
their use, free of charge, to blind and visually impaired individuals.
Help Fund Free Mammograms
You can help a woman in need get access to a free
mammogram by simply visiting the Breast Cancer site (http://www.thebreastcancersite.com)
and clicking on the pink button “Fund Free Mammograms.” Corporate
sponsors make donations to pay for mammograms based upon the number of
daily visits to the site.
takes less than a minute to go to the site and click on the “Fund Free
Mammogram” button,” said IAM Women’s Department Director Cheryl Eastburn.
“That simple gesture could save the life of a woman that can’t otherwise
afford this important health test.”
Goiam is 'Cool Site of the Day'
on Feb 24
Goiam.org has been named
Cool Site of Day for Sunday, February 24. This
honor is given to web sites whose content is timely and
useful. Visitors to the site can vote to make Goiam the cool site of the