Monthly Archive: June 2017

Jun 22 2017

Lockheed Martin $40 Billion F-35 Deal Means IAM Jobs

Lockheed Martin is nearing a deal worth between $35 billion and $40 billion to supply 440 F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter jets to the United States and 10 allied nations over the next several years. The proposed deal announced at the International Paris Air Show promises job security for hundreds of IAM members in …

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Jun 22 2017

IAM Holds First Annual Al Granado Guide Ride in Mobile

The IAM’s Mobile, Alabama office raised more than $7,000 for Guide Dogs of America on Saturday as part of the first ever Al Granado Hawgs for Dogs Guide Ride. The event honored IAM organizer Al Granado, who led the Mobile office before his unexpected passing last fall. “A special thanks goes out to all of …

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Jun 22 2017

IAM Members in Canada Mobilize to Halt Anti-Union Legislation

True to their word, the Liberal Government in Canada, led my Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, has eliminated anti-union legislation with the passing of Bill C-4. Two old pieces of legislation, both created by the Harper Conservatives through private members bills from backbenchers, were a sore point with the IAM and other unions. Bill C-377 required …

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Jun 22 2017

Apprenticeships Work

For well over 100 years, apprenticeship training has been the oldest and most traditional method of on-the-job training in many of the industries where the IAM represents the workers in the United States and Canada. Recently, representatives from industrial labor unions, manufacturing employers, state labor federations, state and federal labor agencies, education and workforce and …

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Jun 20 2017

Martinez Calls on Aerospace Workers to Unite Globally

IAM leadership from the U.S. and Canada are meeting with union representatives from 10 other countries—Japan, the UK, Italy, India, Sweden, Spain, Germany, France, Belgium and Morocco—to build union power in the growing global aerospace industry. “We must take international solidarity to a new level,” said IAM International President Bob Martinez. Aerospace unions in Paris …

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Jun 20 2017

Mondelez Feeling Heat for Shipping Nabisco Jobs to Mexico

Seventeen U.S. senators have joined a coalition of AFL-CIO unions, including the IAM, to pressure snack maker Mondelez to reverse its devastating decision to shift production and jobs to Mexico. In a letter to Mondelez International CEO Irene Rosenfeld, the senators expressed their deep concerns about the corporate giant’s decision to close many of its …

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Jun 20 2017

Hitting the Street for Working People in Missouri

Kelly Street, TCU/IAM Local 6762 Recording Secretary, along with Jane Hull collecting signatures to put a referendum on the ballot to try and overturn “right-to-work” in Missouri. Jane is the wife of retired carpenter union member, Dennis Hull, who sets up regularly with Street collecting signatures. When the man who drove by minutes earlier – …

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Jun 20 2017

Wichita Local 774 Hits the Links for Guide Dogs

IAM Local 774 in Wichita, KS raised nearly $19,000 for Guide Dogs America during this year’s annual golf fundraiser. Close to 80 golfers, from IAM members around District 70 to supporting companies, arrived ready to play. Although rain was forecasted, that didn’t keep the Machinists and the community away from a charity they are devoted …

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