Monthly Archive: August 2018

Aug 30 2018

Machinists Show Solidarity to Puerto Rico

Machinists Union members recently delivered a strong message of solidarity to Puerto Rico at the labor movement’s chief gathering of Latino activists. IAM International President Bob Martinez, the first Latino president of a major international union, gave the keynote address to the Labor Council for Latin-American Advancement (LCLAA). “I am here to tell you that …

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Aug 30 2018

U.S. Senators Call on Boeing to Negotiate in South Carolina

Twenty-three U.S. Senators, led by Sen. Sherrod Brown (Ohio), sent a letter urging the Boeing Co. to respect the decision of Flight Line Technicians in South Carolina who voted on May 31, 2018 to join the Machinists Union (IAM). South Carolina @Boeing workers who voted to join the Machinists Union have the support of @SenSherrodBrown …

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Aug 30 2018

Union Until I Die

“I will be Union until the day that I die,” Larry Keel says without pause. This sentiment is one of many reasons that the organized labor community in Alabama presented him with the 2018 Labor Person of the Year Award. “When they told me, I said ‘Oh My God, I would be honored.’ It was …

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Aug 30 2018

Maryland Car Show to Raise Money for Guide Dogs

Enjoy a day of fun with cool cars, trucks and motorcycles while raising money for a great cause at the 2018 Rides for Guides Car Show. The event benefiting Guide Dogs of America, the IAM’s favorite charity, is October 13 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center …

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Aug 28 2018

NAFTA Negotiations on Track But Not Done

The White House recently announced that the U.S. and Mexico have agreed to a new NAFTA deal. An agreement has not been made with Canada and Congress must approve any pact. Five labor leaders, including IAM International President Bob Martinez, released a statement on the news: “NAFTA has had a devastating impact on workers for …

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Aug 28 2018

Register Now for the 2018 Metal Trades Conference

Time is running out to reserve your room for the 2018 AFL-CIO Metal Trades Department Conference October 8-11, 2018 at Bally’s Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Register now, as the block of rooms at the special rate is nearly sold out. Deadline for the special rate is September 7, 2018. Register today. IAM members …

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Aug 27 2018

Machinists, Federal Unions Victorious in Executive Order Legal Challenge

A federal district court judge late Friday struck down key provisions in three of President Trump’s executive orders relating to government policies for federal workers. Lawsuits filed by the IAM and a coalition of federal unions, including the National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE-IAM), claimed the president exceeded his authority when he issued the orders …

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Aug 23 2018

IAM Charters New Local for 2,400 Canadian Healthcare Workers

IAM International President Bob Martinez meets with newly chartered Local Lodge 1231 President Merry St. Bernard. Four interim executive officers and 23 stewards attending leadership training class this week took part in a historic event by signing the new charter for IAM Local Lodge 1231 at the William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center in …

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