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  • News July 17, 2008

    District 190 Adds New Members

    July marks another organizing victory for the Western Territory.  District 190 organizer Jesse Juarez reports that the organizing committee of Local Lodge 1101 successfully organized a group of auto technicians employed by Lexus of Stevens Creek, a Greg Penske dealership. The vote was 33-18. Issues included no wage increase for the past six years, a desire

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  • News June 23, 2008

    First Transit in Los Angeles Goes IAM

    June 19, 2008 – District Lodge 947 welcomed 21 new members into the IAM after they voted overwhelmingly for the union.  The members are employees of First Transit in Los Angeles, a division of First Group, Inc., which has taken a neutral stance with regard to organizing. “Congratulations to DBR Richard Sanchez, and a special thanks

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  • News May 30, 2008

    Here We G.R.O.W. Again!

    Above, new members of District 725 working for EMI at March ARB rejoice in saying “union yes.” May growth in the Western Territory blossomed with successful organizing efforts in the following areas: District Lodge 160 in Seattle, Washington, organized 33 workers at Conglobal in Seattle.  Led by DBR Don Hursey, the team at DL 160

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  • News March 20, 2008

    Los Angeles Mechanics Say ‘IAM Yes’

    IAM organizing team at Johnson Controls (left to right): Gabriel Santiago, Carlos Gonzalez, Eddy Salcedo, Jesus Bobadilla, Juan Carlos Cerpa, Javier Garcia and Leon Torres. Jesus Bobadilla and Jesus Archila (not pictured) were elected to the Negotiating Committee. iMail – 3/18/2008 – Workers employed by Johnson Controls who maintain and service the vehicles for the

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  • News March 12, 2008

    First Student Mechanics Vote ‘IAM Yes’

    March 11, 2008 – Organizing efforts continue in the Western Territory with a win at First Student Inc. in Gardena, California.  Mechanics voted overwhelmingly to join the IAM, citing wage and benefits issues. “Congratulations to District 947 Directing Business Representative Richard Sanchez and Organizer Felix Osuna on this organizing victory,” said Western Territory General Vice

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