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  • iMail , News April 3, 2012

    ‘60 Minutes’ Talks with Florida Shuttle Workers

    For 44 years, the CBS television news magazine ‘60 Minutes’ has set the bar for high-quality investigative reporting. Continuing the tradition, CBS correspondent Scott Pelley traveled to Bevard County, FL, where more than 7,000 men and women, many of them IAM members, lost their jobs when President Obama and NASA cancelled the manned space program.

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  • iMail , News August 16, 2011

    IAM Salutes Those Who Made the Shuttle Soar

    Near the end of 2009, the Machinists News Network (MNN) ran a story about the IAM members who worked as part of NASA’s shuttle program. These were the men and women who made sure, time and time again, that manned space flight took our breaths away. Unfortunately, following the government’s decision to outsource the iconic

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  • iMail , News July 21, 2011

    Final Farewell to Space Shuttle Program

    Space shuttle Atlantis lands for the final time at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Image credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls Today’s landing of the Space Shuttle Atlantis marks the end of NASA’s shuttle program that started with the first launch in 1981. Tens of thousands of workers, including IAM members, played key roles in building, launching

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  • iMail , News July 7, 2011

    Atlantis Launch Marks End of Shuttle Era

    The scheduled launch of the space shuttle Atlantis on July 8 will mark the end of U.S. manned space flight for years to come and leave thousands of dedicated U.S workers out of jobs. “As Congress and the Obama administration debate and delay, the people who worked hard to make America number one in space

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  • iMail , News October 7, 2010

    Help Available for NASA Workers in the Crosshairs

    While the IAM is vigorously working with Congress to fund an active space program, the Membership Services arm of the Retirees, Community, and Membership Services Department is working with District Lodge 166 to assist at-risk members at the Kennedy Space Center. A District Community Services Committee has been established to help any member in need

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