Monthly Archive: February 2018

Feb 28 2018

Minnesota IAM Local 623 Members Lend a Helping ‘Hand’ to St. Cloud Community

IAM Local 623 members helped prepare a new training facility dedicated to helping immigrant families in their move to St. Cloud, MN as part of the “IAM H.E.L.P.S. in the Community” program. Newly-arrived immigrants and refugees to St. Cloud, MN have a new place to receive training and support services thanks to members of IAM …

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Feb 27 2018

IAM/Lockheed: The Gold Standard in Aerospace

“This is the power of Collective Bargaining in black and white,” said IAM’s Southern Territory General Vice President Mark A. Blondin proudly, holding the final agreement. “Thousands of Machinists and their families will proposer from this IAM/Lockheed Martin Contract. General wage increases with a ratification bonus, increases to pension, health care improvements for members and …

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Feb 27 2018

New York IAM Member Struck, Killed by Shuttle Bus

IAM Local 447 member Stephen Morales, was struck and killed by an airport shuttle bus at LaGuardia Airport last week. Morales, who lived nearby, often commuted to work by bicycle, and initial reports are he may have been struck by the rear wheel of the shuttle bus as it passed. Both were traveling on an …

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Feb 27 2018

New Mexico IAM Member Rebuts Right-to-Work Claims

In a recent Las Cruces Sun-Times letter to the editor, New Mexico Local 2515 member Brian Breitag exposed the misleading claims of right-to-work (RTW) proponents. “’Right to work for less’ laws are a sham with one purpose in mind, bankrupt unions,” said Breitag. “By having less funds to work with, union representatives have less money …

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Feb 27 2018

Women of the IAM Shine on Activate L!VE

IAM General Secretary-Treasurer Dora Cervantes, Women’s, Human Rights and Young Workers Director Rhonda Rogers and a packed studio of our union’s women leaders took part in a special edition of the IAM’s popular live webcast Activate L!VE. In case you missed the show, you can watch it anytime on: FacebookYouTubeTwitter Activate L!VE webcasts live each …

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Feb 27 2018

Wisconsin Locals Prepare for Bargaining with Trane

Negotiating Committee for Locals 21 and 1115, along with the Directing Business Representative from District 66, participated in the Negotiation Preparation for Bargaining Committees program at the William W. Winpisinger Center in Hollywood, MD. The Locals represent employees at Trane in La Crosse, WI which make industrial sized chillers weighing anywhere from 25 to 75 …

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Feb 22 2018

New York Machinists to Fight Dresser Rand Plant Closure

Nearly 250 IAM Members in a tiny community of Western New York were left reeling Monday afternoon when Siemens officials suddenly announced the impending sale, and closure of the historic Dresser Rand plant in tiny Wellsville. Siemens officials met with members of IAM Local 1580 at the facility dropping the bombshell announcement that Curtiss-Wright is …

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Feb 22 2018

Labor Leaders Deliver Unified Trade Message to President Trump

Labor is united in its view that NAFTA is a disaster for working people and must be fixed. We had a very productive meeting which made clear to the president that a new NAFTA must create fair and balanced trade in North America. Real solutions for any new trade deal must dramatically improve workers’ rights …

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