Monthly Archive: May 2017

May 31 2017

Not Your Average 9 to 5 Job

Meet Joel Woods. He’s a member of the IAM Maine Lobstering Union and has been harvesting the sea for more than 20 years. When he’s not hauling traps off the ocean floor you will find him capturing these rare, priceless moments through the lens of his camera. The post Not Your Average 9 to 5 …

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May 30 2017

IAM International President Bob Martinez sends letter urging members of Congress to support C-130J airlift program

“Machinists Union members have been proudly manufacturing C-130 aircraft since production began in the 1950s, said Martinez. As our nation’s longest running military production aircraft line, the C-130 program has established an extraordinary record of dependable performance. The program currently employs 570 suppliers across forty-one states. The Multi-Year Procurement (MYP-III) would provide important stability to …

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May 30 2017

IP Martinez Receives High Honor from Workers Defense League

IAM International President Bob Martinez recently accepted the David L. Clendenin Award for Distinguished Service to Labor’s Rights from the Workers Defense League, a nonprofit workers’ rights organization that specialize in helping people who have been denied unemployment insurance. At a ceremony in New York, Martinez credited the IAM for putting him in the position …

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May 30 2017

‘I Delivered the Most Emotional, Heart-Filled Speech of my Life’

At last week’s IAM Communications Conference in Austin, TX, we got a chance to experience a heartfelt moment between a father and son. Robert Miller, directing business representative for District 98, introduced his stepson Cameron Conaway, a journalist and content marketer. Video: IAM Member Robert Miller Introduces Cameron Conaway This is Conaway’s account of his …

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May 30 2017

GVP Babineaux Honored by Coalition of Black Trade Unionists

IAM General Vice President Diane Babineaux was recently honored at the 46th Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (CBTU) International Convention. Babineaux received the Dr. William “Bill” Lucy Legacy Award. Lucy is one of the most prolific African-American labor leaders. Babineaux was honored for her tireless years of service and dedication to CBTU and the labor …

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May 24 2017

Oregon IAM Member Working to Help Fellow Veterans

IAM member and Army Veteran Scott Lacey believes most people have the desire to support our nation’s military, but don’t always know how. He made it his goal to give members of his local an avenue to do just that. Lacey approached IAM Local 63 leadership with an idea to have T-shirts made with the …

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May 24 2017

Path to Freedom Raises Thousands for Guide Dogs

Members, friends and supporters from throughout the IAM Southern Territory took part in the first annual Mark Blondin “Path to Freedom” motorcycle ride, car show and poker run for Guide Dogs of America. The post Path to Freedom Raises Thousands for Guide Dogs appeared first on IAMAW. Source:: IAMAW | iMail

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May 24 2017

White House Budget Would Gut Federal Workers’ Retirement

The National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE) strongly condemned the White House’s first budget proposal. This budget would affect the retirement security of 2.1 million federal employees. NFFE National President Randy Erwin says the budget would destroy federal workers’ retirement. “The President campaigned on being a champion for working people and protecting people’s retirement,” said …

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