Monthly Archive: March 2017

Mar 30 2017

Martinez Talks Jobs, Trade and Pensions with Congressional Blue Collar Caucus

IAM International President Bob Martinez joined other labor leaders Tuesday on Capitol Hill to discuss the need for good job opportunities and pension security for today’s workforce during a listening session with the Congressional Blue Collar Caucus. Int’l President Bob Martinez was happy to join @BlueCollarDems for a roundtable on strengthening U.S. jobs with @RepVeasey …

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Mar 30 2017

Western Territory Welcomes California Cadence Aerospace Workers

Grand Lodge Representative Joe Solis meets with Candence Aerospace workers to discuss anti-union tactics they should expect to see leading up to the representation election. More than 100 Aerospace machinists working at Cadence Aerospace in southern California recently voted to join IAM District 725. The workers underwent a relentless anti-union attack from their employer, but …

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Mar 30 2017

OSM Aviation Short Haul U.S. Flight Attendants Join IAM

The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) today announced that following a showing of interest from a majority of OSM Short Haul U.S. flight attendants, the company formally recognized the IAM as their collective bargaining representative in accordance with the Railway Labor Act. These approximately 40 US-based IAM-represented flight attendants will be flying …

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Mar 30 2017

Martinez, Conigliaro Challenge Eastern Territory to Ramp Up Organizing, Political Action

International President Bob Martinez addresses the Eastern Territory Staff Conference on the importance of growing our ranks and using collective political action at the state level to stop the attacks on workers. The 2017 Eastern Territory Staff and Organizing Conference wrapped up last week with a call: recommit to strengthening the working class and the …

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Mar 30 2017

Deadline Approaching to Bring IAM Power to DC at Legislative Conference

Join hundreds of IAM members May 8-10, 2017 in Washington, DC to lobby for policies that actually benefit the workers in our country and not the corporations. The deadline to guarantee rooms at the discounted rate is Friday, April 7. As part of the 2017 IAM Legislative Conference, Fighting Machinists from across the United States …

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Mar 30 2017

Join Our Equal Pay Day Twitter Storm

Next Tuesday, April 4th, is Equal Pay Day—the day when the average woman’s earnings finally catch up to the average man’s earnings from the previous year. Advocates mark this day to raise awareness about the causes and impact of the gender wage gap on women, families, and our economy and the solutions for closing the …

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Mar 28 2017

IAM Members Flood Capitol Phone Lines to Defeat Bad Health Care Bill

Thanks to efforts by Machinists and others who flooded Congress with phone calls at a ratio of well over 50 to 1 opposing the misguided Americans Health Care Act (AHCA), working people prevented it from coming to a vote in the House of Representatives. Last week as legislators considered the AHCA, the IAM urged our …

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Mar 28 2017

NFFE-IAM, Labor Movement Close Ranks to Oppose Attacks on Federal Workers

The Federal Workers Alliance, a unified group of 19 unions representing 300,000 federal employees sent a letter to Congress this week urging them to vote no on a bill targeting federal workers. The Official Time Reform Act (H.R. 1364) is an attempt to discourage union representation and decrease union membership. Tell your representative to vote …

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