Monthly Archive: November 2016

Nov 29 2016

Make a Giving Tuesday Donation to Guide Dogs of America

This Giving Tuesday, you can help provide the gift of mobility and freedom with a donation to Guide Dogs of America. Today kicks off the Fund-A-Need Campaign which allows you to donate needed items that will benefit the nursery, puppy, veterinary, kennel, training and student services departments. The Tuesday following Thanksgiving has grown into a …

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Nov 29 2016

Vancouver Airport Workers Reach New Agreement, Avert Strike

Following nearly eight months of contentious bargaining, IAM Local 16 members avoided a strike at Vancouver International Airport (YVR) by agreeing to a contract late Saturday night. They were scheduled to strike the same day if an agreement was not reached. The agreement with Swissport Canada, a YVR airport contractor, covers 855 members—with the exception …

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Nov 29 2016

IAM’s Independent Drivers Guild is Giving ‘Deactivated’ Uber Drivers a Chance

Uber, the app-based ride hailing company, calls it “deactivation,” but for the drivers, it really means they’ve been fired. When a driver’s rating falls low enough on its five-star grading system, Uber can unilaterally fire drivers. That would’ve been the end of their Uber driving careers, until now—at least in New York City. Thanks to …

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Nov 29 2016

Texas Rulings Block Overtime Changes, Favor Union Busting Tactics

In two separate decisions, federal judges in Texas undermined Department of Labor (DOL) efforts to add long-overdue protections for workers. On November 22, with just over a week before it was scheduled to take effect, a U.S. District blocked an Obama Administration rule that would have extended overtime eligibility to more than four million Americans. …

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Nov 29 2016

Steve Galloway Appointed Midwest Territory Chief of Staff

IAM International President Bob Martinez has announced that IAM Midwest Territory Grand Lodge Representative Steve Galloway will take over as Midwest Territory Chief of Staff. Galloway takes the reins as the second in command to IAM Midwest Territory General Vice President Philip J. Gruber, effective December 1, 2016. “Steve Galloway is one of the IAM’s …

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Nov 22 2016

Oklahoma IAM Members at Tinker AFB Ratify Contract, End 112-Day Strike

After nearly three months on strike over health care benefits and their pension, members of IAM Local 850 at Tinker AFB in Oklahoma are returning to work following the ratification of a new three-year deal with Alutiiq. Federal Mediators brought both sides together in late October, and after several long days of negotiations, members voted …

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