Monthly Archive: February 2017

Feb 28 2017

Notice of Completion of Grand Lodge Nominations

In accordance with Article III, Section 5 of the IAM Constitution, please be advised that Machinists Union members have completed the nomination process for the election of Grand Lodge Officers and elected officials for a new four-year term. The required number of IAM Local Lodges nominated each of the following candidates: Robert Martinez, Jr., as …

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Feb 28 2017

‘A Dream’ Comes True: IAM Maine Lobstermen Buy Wholesale Lobster Business, Form Co-Op

Members of the IAM Maine Lobstering Union (IMLU) will soon be able to net more of the profits they help create. In a groundbreaking move, last week members voted to purchase a wholesaling operation, a move which gives the fishermen more control of the prices they get for their lobsters. The purchase of the wholesale …

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Feb 28 2017

More than 700 NFFE-IAM Jobs Saved at Red River Army Depot

Local 2189 NFFE-IAM members at the Red River Army Depot in Texarkana TX, celebrated a recent victory in saving more than 700 jobs and preventing future layoffs due to the federal hiring freeze. NFFE-IAM Members who maintain and overhaul armored vehicles and equipment at the Red River Army Depot (RRAD) in Texarkana, TX have successfully …

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Feb 28 2017

New IAM Members in California Rally Against Company Refusing to Negotiate

Newly organized IAM workers at K&N Industries in Riverside, CA held a rally to demand that the company follow a National Labor Relations Board ruling to negotiate with the union. U.S. Representative Mark Takano (D-CA), pictured, called on the company to bargain in good faith. Newly organized IAM members employed at K&N Manufacturing in Riverside, …

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Feb 28 2017

IAM Midwest Territory Mourns Passing of Labor Leader Ed Garvey

Ed Garvey Ed Garvey – longtime Machinists friend and icon among Wisconsin progressives – died Wednesday morning. He was 76. Garvey, a nationally-known labor attorney, was a personal friend to former IAM International President William W. Winpisinger. “He played an instrumental role in Winpisinger buying the land for Placid Harbor,” says former Wisconsin IAM District …

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Feb 28 2017

Kevin Murch Appointed to Midwest Territory Special Representative

Kevin Murch IAM International President Bob Martinez has announced the appointment of IAM Midwest Territory Educator Kevin Murch to the position of Midwest Territory Special Representative. “On behalf of the IAM, I would like to congratulate Kevin on his advancement,” said IAM Midwest Territory General Vice President Philip J. Gruber. “Kevin’s 23 years of experience …

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Feb 23 2017

IAM Members Had Hand in a Groundbreaking Planet Discovery

The universe wouldn’t know about a newly-discovered solar system full of Earthlike planets, all of which could have liquid water, without the ingenuity and skill of Machinists Union members. Astronomers announced Wednesday that a telescope orbiting Earth had detected seven warm, rocky planets orbiting a star just 39 light-years away. It’s the most terrestrial planets …

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Feb 23 2017

House Hearing Targets Federal Unions

A House hearing on the federal government’s tracking and use of union “official time” is the latest hit in a growing list of attacks on the federal workforce. Federal employees are permitted by law dating back 40 years to address concerns of collective bargaining unit members. The law explicitly prohibits union activities while on official …

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