As the battle against “right-to-work” laws heats up across the country, some IAM members have gone into full “Fighting Machinist” mode. In the past two weeks, legislators in Missouri, New Hampshire, Kentucky and even West Chester Township, Ohio have either passed or are in the process of passing the anti-worker legislation.
In the second week of January, what do legislators in states nearly 1,300 miles apart have in common? If you guessed working on laws to help improve the lives of the citizens of their states, you would be wrong.
The relentless anti-worker, GOP attacks on working families continues in Wisconsin as Republican lawmakers recently repealed the state’s equal pay law. Governor Scott Walker (R) quietly signed the bill last week. The 2009 Equal Pay Enforcement Act was put in place to prevent wage discrimination against certain groups, particularly women, by giving workers more ways
With the Indiana governor’s mansion and both houses of the state’s legislature now controlled by business-friendly Republicans, it’s no surprise that a push is on to make Indiana the first state in years to pass Right-to-Work (RTW) legislation. At the most recent meeting of the Indiana State Council of Machinists, a cadre of IAM national