Monthly Archive: January 2015

Jan 08 2015

Solis Appointed Western Territory Special Representative

IAM International President Tom Buffenbarger has appointed District 725 Organizing Director Joe Solis to the position of Western Territory Special Representative. Solis, a U.S. Navy veteran, hired into Northrop Grumman and in 2010 became a member of IAM Local 575 in Azusa, CA, where he became Local President. At District 725, Solis served as a …

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Jan 08 2015

IAM Band unioNation Looking for Musicians

The IAM’s popular unioNation band is asking: Do you want to be a part of history? The band is calling all IAM, TCU and NFFE members who have musical talents to update and write modern labor music. All genres are welcome, from rap and country to rock and hip-hop. Help share stories through songs about …

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Jan 08 2015

Sanders: Secret TPP Details Must be Released

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) echoed the words of many in the labor movement when he called it “incomprehensible” that the text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a massive free trade deal being negotiated between the U.S. and 11 other countries, has not been made available to Congress. In a strongly worded letter to U.S. …

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Jan 06 2015

Follow World's Largest Organizing Campaign on IAM Delta App

Stay on top of all the latest news and developments in the IAM Delta Flight Attendant campaign by downloading the new IAM Delta App. You will receive all the latest news in one convenient location on your mobile device. The IAM Delta grassroots campaign was started approximately two years ago by hundreds of Delta Flight …

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Jan 06 2015

Three (of Many) Attacks on Workers' Rights to Watch in 2015

An emboldened GOP is poised to go on offense against organized labor this year. Republicans officially gained control of the U.S. Senate, and widened its majority in the House, when lawmakers took the oath of office for a new term Tuesday. The GOP also controls an unprecedented number of state legislatures and governorships. Here’s a …

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Jan 06 2015

NLRB Rules in Favor of IAM, Smaller Bargaining Units in Auto Industry

A National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruling on behalf of body shop workers in Chesapeake, VA could set a significant precedent in the auto industry. In an important decision for U.S. car dealers, the NLRB ruled the 19 body shop workers at Hall Chevrolet was an appropriate voting unit for purposes of a union election, …

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Jan 06 2015

Seattle IAM Members Lend Hand to Parents in Need

IAM Seattle Local 289 members Alfredo Silva, left, and Mike Waldrop, right, present Providence Regina House Director Jack Wagstaff with infant-care products collected and donated by members. IAM District 160, Local 289 members collected thousands of infant-care products to in-need Seattle-area families over the Holidays. Together they collected and donated 1,300 diapers, 1,800 baby wipes …

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