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  • Latest Videos , News May 17, 2016

    Machinists Lobby Congress

    Hundreds of IAMAW members lobbied Congress about legislation that affects our jobs in defense, railroads, manufacturing, aerospace and airlines.The group then rallied in front of the White House against the tentative approval of Norwegian Airlines, which has applied to operate in the United States. Everyone in attendance knows that voting in November’s general election is

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  • Latest Videos , News April 15, 2016

    Retirees Rally Congress To Protect Pensions

    Thousands of retirees and union members held a rally on Capitol Hill to demand that Congress block the Central States Pension Fund from cutting their pensions. Machinists & Teamsters support retirees in their effort to get the Treasury department to reject the Central States application. A decision is expected this Spring.

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  • iMail , News September 27, 2011

    Voters in State Races Reject GOP Agenda

    When Republicans picked up two Democratic seats in the U.S. House of Representatives in special elections, it was big news. The media, however, is ignoring the grassroots rejection of the GOP attack on working families in races for state-level offices where anti-labor Republicans are seeing serious losses. Republicans gained control of governorships and state legislatures

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  • News September 14, 2011

    IAM Letter Opposes House Anti-Worker Bill

    Today, the IAM sent an opposition letter to all house members on the anti-worker bill, H.R. 2587, also known as the “Boeing Pardon Bill”.  This bill is scheduled for a vote this Thursday, Sept. 15th.  We are working very closely with House Democratic Leadership and the AFL-CIO to whip the vote count – we will

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  • iMail , News August 9, 2011

    Senate Passes Temporary FAA Funding Measure

    The IAM applauds the Senate leadership for rising above the political games on Capitol Hill and passing a bi-partisan compromise to end the partial shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). As a result, over 4,000 FAA employees and tens of thousands of airport construction workers can go back to work. The short-term extension expires

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