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FOCUS - America’s union members do not need to be told what to do. They do what they believe is right, and let the chips fall where they may.

IP Commentary

The American Labor Movement is fast becoming nearsighted; its vision grows blurry. Maybe it is a function of age.


Machinists Salute Pearl Harbor Survivors

IAM Featured On Wheel of Fortune

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A New day Dawns in Congress

When voters gave control of the U.S. House and Senate to the Democrats on November 7, their message was loud and clear: It’s time for a change – NOW!

Courage Under Fire

Standing steadfast like the famous infantry division they support, employees at Eagle Group in Fort Stewart, GA, voted overwhelmingly to join the IAM, paving the way for a new local lodge with about 600 members.

Wichita Windfall at Spirit AeroSystems

When the Boeing Company confirmed in 2004 that it was selling its commercial aircraft operations in Wichita, KS, the tightly-knit community held its collective breath.


Local 933 members at Raytheon Missile Systems in Tucson, AZ won a new agreement, ending a 10-week strike against the aerospaceindustry

Dean of the House

The Democratic sweep of the House means a profound change in the cast of movers and shakers who control what legislation comes to the floor for a vote or how the House will use its oversight powers.

Dr. King's Legacy Alive In Houston

At first glance, Houston, TX, might seem a surprising choice for the AFL-CIO’s annual commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


Less than a year out of bankruptcy, US Airways rocked the aviation industry with an unsolicited takeover bid for the much larger Delta Airlines, itself mired in bankruptcy since September 2005.

TCU News

Following the retirement at the end of 2006 of Howard W. Randolph, Jr., Danny Biggs is now TCU International Secretary-Treasurer. Randolph had served in that position since autumn of 2003.

Always Remember

The people who live and work in the San Bernardino National Forest communities are a close-knit group. At the heart of the community are the firefighters of Alandale Guard Station 57 in the San Jacinto Ranger District.

2007 Photo Contest

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May 17, 2007 - Day Of Action.

Enough Is Enough