Monthly Archive: January 2015

Jan 15 2015

Ohio Cummins Bridgeway Workers Vote IAM

Workers at Cummins Bridgeway in West Chester, OH voted 26 to 1 to join the IAM. A determined group of Cummins Diesel Engine/Generator Field Technicians and Parts Professionals employed by Cummins Bridgeway in West Chester, OH voted overwhelmingly, 26 to 1, to join the IAM and leave their former Teamster Union. “These workers suffered from …

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Jan 15 2015

Ruppert Appointed IAM CREST Coordinator

Brian Ruppert Mike Hinthorn IAM International President Tom Buffenbarger has announced the appointment of Brian Ruppert to the position of IAM CREST Project Coordinator and Instructor. The appointment was effective January 5, 2015. Ruppert joined IAM Local 175 in 1996 as a Maintenance Electrician at the Harley-Davidson Motor Co. in York, PA. In 2009, Ruppert …

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Jan 13 2015

Delta Flight Attendants, IAM File For Historic Election

Delta Flight Attendants delivered more than 12,000 signed union authorization cards to the National Mediation Board in Washington, D.C. The IAM today delivered signed election request cards to the National Mediation Board (NMB) from nearly 12,000 Delta Air Lines Flight Attendants to formally request that the federal agency conduct a union representation election at the …

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Jan 13 2015

Support Continues for Striking Kentucky IAM Local 219 Members

More than 130 IAM Local 219 families at Bluegrass Station, KY have been on an unfair labor practice strike against government sub-contractor Allsource Global Management since October 1, 2014. More than 130 IAM Local 219 members employed by Allsource Global Management (AGM) at Bluegrass Station Army Depot in Lexington, KY have held the picket line …

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Jan 13 2015

Labor Board Rules in IAM Favor in Florida AutoNation Case – Again

A 2011 photo of, left to right, then-IAM District 166 Organizer Javier Alamazan and auto technicians Dean Catalano, Juan Cazorla and David Poppo who were recently reinstated after being fired from Mercedes-Benz of Orlando because of their union involvement. The IAM has scored another important legal victory for workers who endured harassment, intimidation and firings …

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Jan 13 2015

IAM Mourns Former Southern Territory GVP Roe Spencer

Roe Spencer The IAM is mourning the loss of former Southern Territory General Vice President Roe Spencer, who passed away on January 8, 2015. He was 88 years old. After being raised in a union household, Spencer joined the IAM during his first job at the City Service Oil Refinery. He became Secretary-Treasurer of IAM …

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Jan 08 2015

First Salvos of New GOP Congress: Social Security, Disability Benefits

The GOP-controlled House of Representatives have their sights set on Social Security and disability benefits as their first order of business. Soon after this week’s convening of the 114th Congress, members approved a rule that would force both programs into insolvency. Since 1968, Congress has allowed the periodic reallocation of Social Security payroll tax income …

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Jan 08 2015

IAM Mourns Oregon Woodworker Killed On Job

The IAM mourns the death of District W24 member Justin Simons, 31, who died in December 2014 after becoming trapped in a piece of machinery at a Weyerhaeuser sawmill facility in Cottage Grove, OR. Simons died at the scene after employees and first responders were unsuccessful in reviving him, a spokeswoman for the Oregon Occupational …

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