Monthly Archive: January 2018

Jan 31 2018

Machinists Union Statement on Electrolux St. Cloud, MN Plant Closure

JAN. 31, 2018, WASHINGTON, DC – Machinists Union International President Robert Martinez Jr., released the following statement on the decision by Electrolux to close its St. Cloud, Minn., facility: “I want my Sisters and Brothers to know that I share your anger over the decision by Electrolux management to stop operations in St. Cloud. The …

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Jan 30 2018

Machinists Union Outraged at Harley-Davidson Kansas City Plant Closure

Harley-Davidson management announced early Tuesday that it will close a manufacturing facility in Kansas City, MO. The closure affects 572 Machinists Union members at Harley and Syncreon. “Kansas City is suffering the consequences of Harley-Davidson’s continued neglect of its North American workforce and ridership,” said International President Bob Martinez. “Harley-Davidson has yet to put together …

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Jan 30 2018

Machinists Call for NAFTA Reform on Capitol Hill

The Machinists Union joined U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) and other members of Congress to demand an end to outsourcing and push for strong, enforceable labor standards within a renegotiated NAFTA. 184 Members of Congress recently sent a letter to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer stating that low wages, a lack of independent unions, and …

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Jan 30 2018

Women Still Fighting for Equal Pay

When the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act was signed into law nine years ago by then President Obama, it finally restored the right for women to sue employers over pay discrimination. On the 9th anniversary of the #LillyLedbetter Fair Pay Act being signed into law, I reaffirm the @MachinistsUnion‘s fight against pay discrimination. I am …

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Jan 30 2018

What’s Your Opinion of the State of the Union?

Tonight President Trump delivers his first State of the Union speech. Both houses of Congress and all America will hear his version of his accomplishments. But how are working families really faring under his administration? The AFL-CIO is asking people, in one word, how they would describe the state of our union. The post What’s …

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Jan 30 2018

Celebrating 65 Years of Service

Clinton “C.L.” Williams was joined by coworkers, fellow Machinists and Western Territory General Vice President Gary Allen recently at a retirement celebration to honor his 65 years of membership and service to the IAM. C.L. initiated into Chula Vista, CA IAM Local 755 in January 1953 and is an active Life Member. Over the span …

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Jan 30 2018

Take a Moment of Silence This Thursday to Remember Memphis Sanitation Workers

The IAM urges members to take part in a moment of silence this Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 10 a.m. EST, the 50th anniversary of the day two sanitation workers 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 …

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Jan 30 2018

We’re Highlighting the Winpisinger Center on Wednesday’s Activate L!VE

Join the IAM’s live studio webcast of Activate L!VE Wednesday, January 31 at 3 p.m. EST. This week’s show will bring us up to date on several important areas that affect our members and all working people. Guests will include Director of the William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center Chris Wagoner and IAM Government …

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