Monthly Archive: June 2017

Jun 27 2017

New FAA Bill Includes a Ten Hour Rest Period Rule for Flight Attendants

The House Transportation Committee is considering an FAA Reauthorization Bill that directs the Department of Transportation (DOT) to revise current rules for flight attendant rest. The bill would require them to be given a rest period of at least 10 uninterrupted hours. This important safety change replaces the current eight-hour rest period. The bill would …

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Jun 27 2017

GOP-Controlled Congress Targets Wages at U.S. Military Bases

Corporate lobbyists in Washington are attacking the workplace freedom of thousands of IAM members supporting our troops at U.S. military bases. The Senate Armed Services Committee is considering proposals to remove the Service Contract Act (SCA) and Davis-Bacon Act from the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act. Eliminating the protections would scrap important wage, safety and …

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Jun 27 2017

GOP-Controlled Congress Targeting DOD Workers, Contractors

A dangerous proposal in Congress is risking our national security in an attempt to gut the workplace rights of Department of Defense (DOD) employees and contractors. Behind closed doors, the Senate Armed Services Committee is considering proposals in the 2018 defense spending bill (NDAA) to exempt DOD from complying with the Service Contract (SCA) and …

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Jun 27 2017

Working People Mobilize to Delay Senate Healthcare Bill

Machinists Union members activated their voices this week to oppose a healthcare bill that makes working people pay billions while Washington steals coverage from millions. On Tuesday afternoon, Senate Republicans caved to the pressure. BREAKING: #HealthcareBill vote delayed until after July 4 recess due to lack of support. We all did this. And we’re not …

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Jun 27 2017

Ohio District Taking the Fight to ‘Right-to-Work’

Four months, three states, 19 cities and more than 14,000 IAM members – that was the road map District 54 President/Directing Business Representative T. Dean Wright, Jr., set out to travel. Wright felt it was his obligation to IAM members to sound the alarm on the dangers of “right-to-work” legislation. Back in February, when winter …

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Jun 27 2017

URGENT: Tell Congress to Protect Airline Customer Service Agents from Assault

Today is the day to call your U.S. representative and ask them to stand up against assault on Customer Service Agents at U.S. airports. Across the country, an increasing number of Airline Customer Service Representatives are being physically assaulted on a daily basis. Some of these injuries have been life-altering. CALL NOW: 202-224-3121 Tell your …

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Jun 27 2017

IAM Associate General Counsel David Neigus Retires

Effective April 1, 2017, David Neigus has retired after 17 years as IAM Associate General Counsel. Prior to joining the Machinists in 1999, Neigus worked for the International Brotherhood of Teamsters and served as its General Counsel from 1998 to 1999. He also served as Adjunct Professor of Labor Law at Catholic University in Washington, …

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Jun 22 2017

IAM Drivers Guild Wins In-App Tipping for Uber Drivers Nationwide

Thanks to pressure from thousands of ride-hail drivers joining together in the IAM’s Independent Drivers Guild, Uber riders across the United States will soon be able to tip straight from Uber’s app. The company had long resisted the change, but a campaign led by the IDG—a Machinists Union affiliate—is poised to force Uber’s hand in …

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