Monthly Archive: December 2014

Dec 18 2014

Machinists Take Time to Give Back During Holiday Season

Ohio Local 1280 members donated and assembled bikes for the Salvation Army’s “Bikes for Kids” drive. From toy drives to bike collections, the IAM is banding together this holiday season to help spread some cheer to working families across the country. IAM Headquarters staff donated presents and Christmas dinners to two Washington, DC-area families this …

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Dec 18 2014

Texas URS Workers Complete WWW Negotiation Prep Class

William W. Winpisinger (WWW) Center Director Chris Wagoner, left, plays the part of management in a mock negotiation with the URS at Red River Army Depot Negotiating Committee, as part of the WWW Negotiations Preparations course in Southern Maryland. The newly-elected Negotiating Committee at URS at Red River Army Depot outside of Texarkana, TX attended …

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Dec 18 2014

Young Machinists Sought for AFL-CIO NextUp Young Worker Summit

IAM District and Local Lodges are encouraged to consider sending young activists to represent the Machinists Union at the AFL-CIO NextUp Young Worker Summit. The conference will take place March 19-22, 2015 at the Hilton Chicago, 720 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL. An early registration fee of will last until February 15, 2015. A discounted …

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Dec 18 2014

Federal Employee Basic Class Deadline Extended to January 9

The deadline for the Federal Employees’ Basic Program to be held February 8-13, 2015 at the William W. Winpisinger (WWW) Education and Technology Center, in Hollywood, MD, has been extended to January 9. The Federal Employees’ Basic Program provides training specific to federal sector workers in areas such as collective bargaining, the Hatch Act and …

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Dec 18 2014

Grand Lodge Sets Holiday Closing

IAM Headquarters will close for the holidays at the close of business Friday, December 19, and re-open Monday, January 5, 2015. Best wishes to all for a safe and joyous holiday season.  Source: iMail

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Dec 16 2014

IAM, Millworkers File Injunction Against Verso

IAM District 4 has filed an injunction in the U.S. District Court of Maine against Verso Paper Corp., as part of the growing effort to force the company to honor severance commitments to hundreds of employees who will lose their jobs when Verso shutters the Bucksport mill. Verso officials, who stunned the community recently with …

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Dec 16 2014

New Rules to Make Union Organizing a Little More Worker-Friendly

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is changing its rules to allow for more timely union elections, which are often stalled by employers hoping to discourage employees from unionizing. Businesses often use unnecessary litigation to slow down the organizing process by months or even years. The new rules seek to speed up the union certification …

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Dec 16 2014

Texas Machinists Organize Holiday Bicycle Drive

From left, United Way’s Labor Liaison Charlie Galupi, Gary Wilson, IAM District 776 Business Representative John Pierce, Aurora Lopez, Ellen Allen, Local 776A President Jerry Burns and 776A Treasurer Dan Allen helped organize the first Christmas Bicycle Charity through the district’s three local lodges. Anyone who has ever seen a child’s eyes light up at …

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