Monthly Archive: November 2014

Nov 25 2014

Banquet Honors Guide Dogs Fundraisers

  IAM General Vice President Dora Cervantes and IAM General Secretary-Treasurer Robert Roach, Jr., hold a check for over ,000 to Guide Dogs of America (GDA). IAM districts and locals from around the U.S. and Canada presented contributions to GDA that were raised through fundraisers at the 34th annual William W. Winpisinger Charity Banquet in …

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Nov 25 2014

Striking IAM Auto Tech Members Under Intense Persecution in Massachusetts

Frustrated and without a first contract, IAM-represented auto technicians at Country Nissan in Hadley, MA, went on strike on the cold streets of New England in early November. Life on the picket line has been peppered with persecution from management. A new video produced by the Machinists News Network showcases Massachusetts car dealership Country Nissan’s …

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Nov 25 2014

IAM Districts Donate Holiday Dinners to AGM Strikers

IAM Local 219 members on strike at Allsource Global Management in Bluegrass Station, KY receive full Thanksgiving dinners donated by IAM Districts 27, 711 and 75. About 135 IAM Local 219 families at Bluegrass Station, KY have been on an Unfair Labor Practice Strike against government sub-contractor Allsource Global Management (AGM) since October 1. As …

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Nov 25 2014

IAM Districts Donate Holiday Dinners to AGM Strikers

IAM Local 219 members on strike at Allsource Global Management in Bluegrass Station, KY receive full Thanksgiving dinners donated by IAM Districts 27, 711 and 75. About 135 IAM Local 219 families at Bluegrass Station, KY have been on an Unfair Labor Practice Strike against government sub-contractor Allsource Global Management (AGM) since October 1. As …

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Nov 25 2014

Norwegian Air Peddles Scheme to Fly into U.S., Abolish Worker Rights

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is expected to rule on Norwegian Air International’s (NAI) application for a foreign air carrier permit soon. NAI CEO Bjorn Kjos continued his campaign to attain a permit in a speech last week at the International Aviation Club in Washington, DC. Kjos’ scheme centers on the “Flags of Convenience” …

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Nov 25 2014

Canada Northwest District 250 Completes WWW Negotiation Prep Class

Members of IAM Northwest District 250 in Canada, representing 850 employees at Caterpillar distributor Finning in Vancouver, BC, attended the William W. Winpisinger (WWW) Negotiation Preparation for Bargaining Committees class in Hollywood, MD. This is the first negotiating committee that Northwest District 250 has sent to the weeklong program. “We heard that other groups had …

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Nov 25 2014

Apprenticeships and Skills Training Partnerships Are Key to Economic Future

The U.S. is facing a major skills gap and it’s up to labor, business and the education community to come together to address it, said IAM International President Tom Buffenbarger at a recent summit on Career and Technical Education (CTE)/Workforce Development, sponsored by the AFL-CIO and the American Federation of Teachers (AFT). The one-day summit, …

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Nov 18 2014

Georgia Machinists Ratify Improved Contract at John Deere

From left, IAM Local 2789 Negotiating Committee members Roseal Goss, Shop Steward; Richard Rountree, Vice President; Wes Rowe, Recording Secretary and James Holl, President. IAM Local 2789 members at John Deere in Augusta, GA recently negotiated and ratified a contract that secures improved wages and benefits as the agricultural equipment manufacturer celebrates its one millionth …

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