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  • Latest Videos , News March 22, 2016

    The Women of the IAMAW

    Women were first admitted to the Machinists Union with equal rights in 1911. The IAMAW’s Secretary-Treasurer and one of its General Vice Presidents are women, but women are still in the minority when it comes to membership in the Machinists Union. The women in this video explain why women’s voices must be heard. The song at

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  • iMail , News August 25, 2011

    Human Rights Conference on Twitter

    If you are unable to attend the 2011 IAM Human Rights Conference, you can follow the conference on Twitter with the hashtag #iamhrc11. Attendees are encouraged to tweet about their experience and use the #iamhrc11 hashtag, as well. The Human Rights Conference, themed Embracing Diversity in the House of Labor, will be held September 1st

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  • iMail , News August 18, 2011

    Victory for Pro-Union Lawmakers in Wisconsin

    Democrats proved triumphant in two recall elections prompted by the Republican Party in the state of Wisconsin. Senators Bob Wirch and Jim Holperin were among the 14 senators who left the state in February in protest of Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s plan to strip state workers’ of their collective bargaining rights. Both lawmakers beat Republican

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  • iMail , News July 14, 2011

    Wisconsin Recall Effort Still on Track

    The effort to recall six Republican state senators in Wisconsin passed a key test this week when Democratic challengers easily defeated “fake” Democratic opponents in a round of primary elections forced by Republican Party members who filed to run as Democrats. Republicans ran the fake candidates to give the GOP state senators facing recall more

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  • iMail , News June 30, 2011

    Backlash Grows Against GOP Anti-Worker Agenda

    The nationwide Republican effort to roll back collective bargaining rights and break unions is taking a toll – on Republican lawmakers. In Wisconsin, a desperate GOP is trying to stall recall races for several state GOP senators by running GOP candidates as Democrats. In New Hampshire, the resignations of two GOP legislators from key GOP

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