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  • iMail , News September 16, 2010

    Cessna Contract: a Knife in Wichita’s Heart

    Hundreds of of District 70 members and supporters in Wichita, KS, rallied for jobs and a fair contract with Cessna. “When negotiations started with Cessna, the IAM committed to partner with the company to survive the current recession, and to save and create jobs for the future,” said Southern Territory GVP Bob Martinez. “It soon

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  • iMail , News August 10, 2010

    IAM Editorial Featured in Wichita Eagle

    The commercial aviation cluster based in Wichita, KS continues to reel from a steep drop in sales that began in 2008, with several companies taking vastly different paths in an effort to survive the unprecedented downturn. Spirit AeroSystems and Bombardier Aerospace have committed to Wichita, while Hawker Beechcraft is threatening to move thousands of jobs.

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  • iMail , News August 3, 2010

    Bombardier Learjet to Add Jobs in Wichita

    Workers at Bombardier Learjet hear the good news from Kansas Governor Mark Parkinson as he announces that the new Learjet 85 will be assembled in Wichita. The community of Wichita had a big win when Kansas Governor Mark Parkinson announced that Bombardier Learjet will assemble the new composite Learjet 85 business jet in Wichita in

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  • iMail , News July 15, 2010

    Hawker Beechcraft Threatens to Abandon Wichita

    In a letter to the 2,400 members of District 70 who are employed at Hawker Beechcraft in Wichita, KS, District President and DBR Steve Rooney painted a grim picture of plans by the company to dramatically reduce its presence in Wichita. Rooney’s letter to members was posted following a meeting this week with company officials.

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  • iMail , News June 17, 2010

    Wichita Machinists Rally for Aerospace Jobs

    IAM members in Wichita, KS, held a rally to support their negotiators and to oppose additional outsourcing of work to Mexico. Gathered in the heat outside the hotel where negotiations are taking place between District 70 and Spirit AeroSystems, workers and their families carried ‘Jobs Worth Fighting For’ signs and cheered as union leaders praised

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