Monthly Archive: April 2018

Apr 05 2018

50 Years Later, Machinists March in Footsteps of Dr. King

Marching among thousands in Memphis to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s death was Teddy McNeal, an African-American man and 37-year Machinists Union member who grew up on the unpaved end of a segregated street in the rural South. “Marching in the footsteps of Dr. King gives me a tremendous sense of …

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Apr 05 2018

GVP Pantoja Visits Philadelphia Local, Talks American Negotiations

On Tuesday, Transportation General Vice President Sito Pantoja visited members in Philadelphia and attended a meeting at Local Lodge 1776. GVP Pantoja, along with members of the IAM negotiating team on American Airlines, met with local leaders and committee members to provide an update on the status of negotiations. An industry report was also given …

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Apr 03 2018

IAM Union Yes at UTC Everett, WA

On March 23, 2018 workers at UTC Aerospace Systems in Everett, WA, who build landing gear for the 737, 747 and 767 tanker, voted overwhelmingly for union representation by IAM District 751. Below are a few excerpts from the latest edition of the District 751 Aero Mechanic. Workers at the UTC Everett plant approached IAM …

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Apr 03 2018

Nowhere Else to Go

In one day, Lakisha ‘Kisha’ Trimble will put 160 miles on her car to get from her home in Arkansas to her job as a supply technician at Red River Army Depot in Texas. She’s been making this drive for the last three years. Why? Because by far, this is the best paying job in …

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Apr 03 2018

Government Accounting Glitch Threatening Livelihood of Camp Pendleton Police Officers

An accounting error by the federal government is threatening to take tens of thousands of dollars out of the paychecks of NFFE-IAM Police Officers at Camp Pendleton. Police officers at the southern California military base, members of NFFE-IAM Local 919, were notified in April 2017 that the an eight-year payroll glitch had resulted in the …

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Apr 03 2018

Aviation High School Students Visit IAM

The top students from New York’s Aviation High School’s class of 2018 visited the IAM’s William W. Winpisinger Center (WWW) this past week to participate in a program about unions and the aviation industry. The students began their week at the WWW Education and Technology Center, where they engaged in a broad program full of …

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