Monthly Archive: April 2017

Apr 27 2017

Health Care Benefits Under Attack Again

Your health care benefits are coming under attack again. Extreme Republicans in Congress are trying to take away health care coverage from millions of working families. This newly proposed American Health Care Act (AHCA) would take away protections for those with pre-existing conditions and allow big insurance companies to opt out of providing basic essential …

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Apr 27 2017

Watch Live: IAM Workers’ Memorial Day Ceremony

Each year on April 28, we remember our fallen brothers and sisters on Workers’ Memorial Day. The IAM Safety and Health Department will honor members who were killed on the job with a Workers’ Memorial Day observance ceremony at the William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center in Hollywood, MD. At 11:00 a.m. Friday, watch …

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Apr 27 2017

Boston “Pins for Pups” Raises $10K for GDA

Boston IAM air transport Local 1726 held its second “Pins for Pups” bowling charity event and raised approximately $10,000 for Guide Dogs of America. This is the second year for the event, which was held at the Town Line bowling center just north of Boston. With help from District 141 and several other IAM districts …

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Apr 27 2017

Clean Out Your Prescription Cabinet the Safe Way on Friday

What do you do with expired and unused prescription medications? On Friday, April 29, individuals can bring their medications to special collection locations throughout the country. The National Take-Back Day initiative is being coordinated by the Drug Enforcement Administration. The website offers a search tool to find drop off locations near you. This initiative provides …

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Apr 27 2017

Freedom Day: How the Machinists Union Stood with South Africans to Overcome Apartheid

The Machinists Union—and the North American labor movement—had a larger role in taking down the institutional racism of South African apartheid than you may have thought. Twenty-three years ago, on April 27, 1994, South Africa held its first national election in which non-whites were allowed to vote. The people elected Nelson Mandela, a civil rights …

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Apr 25 2017

What Exactly Is a Union Rep?

IAM District 75 Assistant Directing Business Representative Henry “Pappy” Perrigan recently decided to answer some of the many questions he gets about what type of job he has as a union rep. He posted his note on Facebook and we have included it here. I have been asked what type of job do I have …

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Apr 25 2017

Next Generation in Aviation Visits Winpisinger Center

While at IAM Headquarters in Upper Marlboro, MD, Aviation High School students check 1/4-scale GE jet engine. The top 20 students from New York’s Aviation High School’s class of 2017 visited the IAM’s William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center in Hollywood, MD this past week to participate in a program about unions and the …

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Apr 25 2017

Federal Employees Should Prepare for a Possible Government Shutdown

The current Continuing Resolution (CR) — the legislative vehicle keeping the government running in the absence of 2017 appropriations — expires at midnight on April 28. Senate Democrats have vowed to stop any attempt by Republicans to attach political provisions to future CR’s, even if it means causing a shutdown. In other words, Senate Democrats …

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