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  • iMail , News April 27, 2017

    Freedom Day: How the Machinists Union Stood with South Africans to Overcome Apartheid

    The Machinists Union—and the North American labor movement—had a larger role in taking down the institutional racism of South African apartheid than you may have thought. Twenty-three years ago, on April 27, 1994, South Africa held its first national election in which non-whites were allowed to vote. The people elected Nelson Mandela, a civil rights

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  • Latest Videos , News January 24, 2017

    Women’s March on Washington

    Machinists Union members and constituency groups from across the United States were part of the Women’s March on Washington, to put the government on notice that we will never stop fighting for equal rights, equal pay and our right to organize.

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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

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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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