Monthly Archive: February 2018

Feb 20 2018

Sending Solidarity to Minnesota Machinists at Electrolux

IAM International Bob Martinez traveled to Minnesota this weekend to deliver a message of solidarity to more than 900 IAM Local 623 members in St. Cloud. Electrolux, a Sweden-based freezer and refrigerator manufacturer, recently announced plans to close its St. Cloud manufacturing plant by the end of 2019. “Electrolux has been operating in St. Cloud …

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Feb 20 2018

IAM Members Endorse Incumbent Grand Lodge Officers

Machinists Union members have completed the endorsement process for the election of Grand Lodge Officers. The results from the DOL-supervised election are that over 770 IAM Local Lodges endorsed the incumbent slate and 20 or 21 IAM Local Lodges endorsed opponent slate candidates. More than 97 percent of Lodges nominated the incumbent slate. IAM Local …

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Feb 20 2018

Missouri Lawmakers Urge Harley-Davidson to Reconsider Closing Kansas City Plant

Missouri U.S. Senators Claire McCaskill and Roy Blunt, and Congressmen Sam Graves and Emanuel Cleaver II joined together to urge Harley-Davidson to reconsider plans to close its assembly plant in Kansas City. “When Kansas City beat out 30 other cities across the country as the company was looking to build a new facility in 1996, …

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Feb 20 2018

IAM/Lockheed Martin Negotiations Update

According to an article published in the Washington Post this week, Lockheed Martin’s largest customer is the U.S. Government. “Of Lockheed Martin’s $51 billion in sales last year, nearly 70 percent, or $35.2 billion, came from sales to the U.S. government. It’s a colossal figure, hard to comprehend. So think of it this way: Lockheed’s …

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Feb 20 2018

Join Us at the Working People’s Day of Action

The Supreme Court will soon hear a case that will have a big impact on our voice at work. That’s why working people across the country are making a clear stand to keep the freedoms that we’ve fought for. On Saturday, Feb. 24, there will be a day of action, with local events happening coast …

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Feb 20 2018

Register Now! Basic Communicator Class Deadline is March 9

Registration is now open for the May 6-11 Basic Communicator Class held by the IAM’s Communication Department. The last Communicator Class filled up quickly, so get registered now in order to secure your spot! This a basic course geared toward lodge Communicators to upgrade their skills and take lodge communications to the next level. Instruction …

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Feb 15 2018

Kansas City Members at Harley Standing Up to Company

IAM Local 176 members in Kansas City, Mo. are asking questions of how their employer, Harley-Davidson, decided to shutter its facility there by early 2019. The closure affects 572 Machinists Union members at Harley and Syncreon Members recently sat down with the Kansas City Business Journal to talk about how to deal with Harley-Davidson plans …

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Feb 15 2018

IAM Florida Sugar Workers Visit Capitol Hill

IAM Florida Sugar Workers made a visit to Capitol Hill this week to highlight the importance of sugarcane farming to the nation’s economy. IAM Florida Sugar Workers jobs include every part of the sugarcane farming, milling and refining processes on American soil, including many positions requiring skilled trades, such as machinists and welders. “Meeting the …

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