Monthly Archive: March 2018

Mar 29 2018

Machinists Union Pledges $1 Million to Fight Right to Work in Missouri

The IAM pledged $1 million to support “Vote No on Prop A” – a multi-million dollar effort to repeal Right to Work in the state of Missouri. The Machinists presented Missouri AFL-CIO President Mike Louis, third from left, with a check for $250,000 back in February. IAM Midwest Territory General Vice President Philip J. Gruber, …

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Mar 29 2018

Striking Ohio Members at Gradall Get Victory in Court

The nearly 200 IAM Local 1285 members at Gradall Industries in New Philadelphia, Ohio, who remain on the picket line 15 days after striking the excavator manufacturer, won a big court battle over their rights to a quality picket line. When members went on strike and set up pickets on March 12, Gradall filed a …

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Mar 29 2018

It’s Your Turn Lawmakers

“With the help of the IAM’s Legislative Department, the Machinists Union is literally doing everything in its power to save the jobs of the hundreds of men and women about to be laid off at Red River Army Depot,” said Southern Territory General Vice President Mark A. Blondin. “But we need Congress to step in …

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Mar 29 2018

IAM District 9 an Unexpected Showstopper at St. Louis ‘Working Women’s Survival Show’

Members of the IAM District 9 Community Service and Human Rights Committee were the talk of the town at a recent outreach event, the “Working Women’s Survival Show,” outside St. Louis. Crowds flanked to the table – including an unexpected flash mob of Rosie the Riveters, which drew even more attention to the Machinists booth. …

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Mar 29 2018

Franklin, PA Local 1842 Completes Negotiations Prep Program

Left to right: Douglas E Hoffman, Timothy P Buck ADBR/Org, and Richard Lemoine Cook The Negotiating Committee for Local 1842, along with staff member from District 98, participated in the Negotiation Preparation for Bargaining Committees program at the William W. Winpisinger Center in Hollywood, MD. The Local represents employees at Joy Mining Komatsu Franklin PA, …

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Mar 27 2018

Join Us in Memphis to Remember MLK

Machinists Union members are invited to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Wednesday, April 4 in Memphis. Get details at iam2018.org Dr. King, an ardent supporter of labor rights, spoke out on behalf of striking Memphis sanitation workers from AFSCME Local 1733 despite the threats to his …

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Mar 27 2018

Locals Invited to Support TCU/IAM Convention

The 35th Regular Convention of the Transportation Communications Union/IAM will be held at the Mirage Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, beginning July 24, 2018. An important part of the convention is the TCU/IAM 2018 Convention Souvenir Program, which will be distributed to delegates, officers and guests. Purchase an ad in the program to help …

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Mar 27 2018

Minnesota IAM Local 623 Members Approve Effects Contract at Electrolux

More than 750 members of IAM Local 623 in St. Cloud, MN have overwhelmingly approved an effects agreement with Electrolux, outlining new language, pay and severance benefits ahead of the company’s late 2019/early 2020 scheduled plant closing. More than 750 members of IAM Local 623 in St. Cloud, MN have overwhelmingly approved an effects agreement …

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