Monthly Archive: August 2018

Aug 16 2018

Help Needed for Families of Letterkenny Explosion Victims

A second NFFE-IAM Local 1429 member has passed away after a July 19 workplace explosion at Letterkenny Army Depot in Chambersburg, PA. Richard L. Barnes, 60, left us on August 9 due to injuries sustained during the incident. Eric Byers, 29, passed away on July 19. A third member, Cody Ash, remains hospitalized. A GoFundMe …

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Aug 16 2018

Machinists Helping NASA Touch the Sun

CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA – AUGUST 12: In this handout provided by NASA, The United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket is seen in this long exposure photograph as it launches NASA’s Parker Solar Probe to touch the Sun from Launch Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on August 12, 2018 in Cape Canaveral, …

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Aug 14 2018

The Devil Is in the Details

IAM Local Lodge 2902 Negotiating Committee (L to R) Porter Timmons, Rigo Contreras and Vince Hernandez Before a pilot can hit the skies, he or she needs to practice and ends up logging a lot hours on flight simulators before ever leaving the ground. These training machines have become invaluable tools for pilots. And taking …

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Aug 12 2018

La Crosse IAM Locals 21 & 1115 on Strike Against Trane

Members of IAM Local 21 and 1115, employed at heating and air conditioning-manufacturer Trane Co., are on strike today after voting down the company’s proposed contract offer in La Crosse, WI Saturday. Key sticking points include wages, mandatory overtime, healthcare, no-fault attendance system, contingent work force, and retirement benefits. The nearly 500 production, maintenance and …

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Aug 09 2018

Missouri Families Win as RTW is Defeated

Missourians sent a clear message to their state lawmakers Tuesday by overwhelmingly voting to overturn the anti-worker right-to-work law by a 2-1 margin. Union supporters in the state worked extremely hard the past year educating voters on the negative impact right-to-work will have on everyone in the state, not just union workers. Watch the Live …

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Aug 09 2018

Stop the Layoffs at Red River

Machinists Union International President Robert Martinez Jr. and National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE-IAM) President Randy Erwin sent a joint letter to Texas Gov. Greg Abbott expressing serious concern regarding the impact of the planned Aug. 31 layoff of 306 IAM members at the Red River Army Depot (RRAD) in Texarkana, Texas. The planned layoff …

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Aug 09 2018

Martinez Appoints Williams as Education Representative

IAM International President Robert Martinez, Jr. has appointed Douglas Williams as an Education Representative at the William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center in Hollywood, MD, effective August 1, 2018. “I am proud to be able to fill the vacancy at the Winpisinger Center created by the retirement of Education Representative Greg Murray,” said Martinez. …

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Aug 09 2018

Uber and Lyft Drivers Celebrate Passage of Historic Legislation

After a two-year campaign by the Independent Drivers Guild, New York City officials voted to pass the nation’s first legislation to close the minimum wage loophole for companies like Uber and Lyft and require a minimum pay rate for app-based drivers. The City Council also passed additional FHV bills, including the temporary cap on for-hire …

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