Monthly Archive: January 2018

Jan 11 2018

Renegotiating Labor Rights in NAFTA

With the U.S., Canada and Mexico currently discussing changes to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Owen Herrnstadt, the IAM’s Director of Trade and Globalization and Chief of Staff to the International President, offered some common sense recommendations for the negotiators. Read Herrnstadt’s Economic Policy Institute blog: Renegotiating NAFTA is an opportunity to get …

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Jan 11 2018

2018 IAM Scholarship Application Deadline Nears

Applications must be completed and postmarked by February 23, 2018 for the 2018 IAM Scholarship Competition. This valuable program offers the opportunity for awards of up to $2,000 a year towards a college degree. Check here to get application information and important details. Official Call Letter | Official Call Letter in French The Scholarship Competition …

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Jan 11 2018

Post-Holiday Blues? IAM EAP is here to Help

January’s cold weather and long nights can bring a holiday hangover that leaves many people feeling down, and possibly spur full-on depression. Missing loved ones or dealing with the financial stress of the holidays can be difficult to deal with. Remember, you are not alone. Help is just a phone call away with the IAM …

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Jan 09 2018

Organizing Successes in Alaska and New Mexico

The Western Territory ended 2017 with a bang. Two major organizing victories were recorded in Fairbanks, AK and Alamogordo, NM. In Alaska, a group of 150 F-16 mechanics employed by AECOM at Eielson Air Force Base, led by Western Territory Grand Lodge Representative Joe Solis and District Lodge 160 Business Representative Alfredo Silva voted overwhelmingly …

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Jan 09 2018

The Day Puerto Rico Stood Still

For many Puerto Ricans, time has been standing still since Hurricane Maria ravaged what was once a panorama of breathtaking paradise. Even months after the storm, thousands remain literally in the dark, without access to basic necessities, wondering when the memories of home will again feel as they once did in the past. “I don’t …

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Jan 09 2018

Take a Moment of Silence in Remembrance of Memphis Tragedy

The IAM urges members to take part in a moment of silence at 10 a.m. EST February 1, 2018, the 50th anniversary of two sanitation workers who lost their lives in Memphis, TN. The tragic event touched off the 1968 Memphis Sanitation Workers’ Strike. The entire labor movement will join together to launch the I …

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Jan 09 2018

Watch Activate L!VE this Wednesday

Join the IAM’s live studio webcast of Activate L!VE Wednesday, January 10 at 3p.m. EST. This week we’ll preview the upcoming AFL-CIO Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Civil and Human Rights Conference, and get some personal stories of past conferences from IAM members. You can see the show live on: FacebookYouTubeTwitter If you’re unable to …

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Jan 04 2018

New Apprenticeship Opportunities for San Francisco Machinists

Western Territory General Vice President Gary Allen was recently on hand for an announcement regarding the new apprenticeship program of the City and County of San Francisco (City) in partnership with IAM Local 1414, the Advanced Manufacturing & Transportations Apprenticeship of California, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, and the California Division of Apprenticeship Standards. …

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