Monthly Archive: December 2018

Dec 13 2018

International President Martinez Visits Florida Members Recovering from Hurricane

IAM International President Bob Martinez recently visited Panama City, FL Local 1106 members at WestRock mill and Local 449 members at Tyndall Air Force Base. They, and the community as a whole, continue to suffer two months after Hurricane Michael made landfall. The storm is the first ever Category 4 hurricane on record to hit …

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Dec 13 2018

IAM Machinists Build A Brighter Christmas in Wichita

IAM Southern Territory’s District Lodge 70, in Wichita, KS adopted 1,111 Angels for the local Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program and sponsored 25 Union families for 2018. 03_Angel Drop 2 02_DL70 Angel Tree 2018 01_Local 2799 Angel Tree 2018 (4) 05_DL70 Angel Tree 2018 “With the extent of involvement in the Angel Tree program by …

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Dec 13 2018

Tennessee IAM Local 2385 Gives Thanks

For nearly 50 years, the Goodman plant, now owned by Daikin Industries, has been a mainstay in the small community of Fayetteville, TN. The facility has seen generations of workers walk through its doors. Fathers and mothers have worked alongside their sons and daughters and even grandchildren, producing residential and light air conditioning and heating …

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Dec 13 2018

TCU rallies in Riverside to save jobs, stop outsourcing

TCU/IAM National Vice President Jack Dinsdale leading a rally to protest to closure and outsourcing of 500 jobs at Amtrak’s Riverside, CA call center. (Photo by Watchara Phomicinda, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG) Yesterday, TCU/IAM members from Amtrak’s Riverside call center rallied to save their jobs. Well over 100 people turned out to the Wednesday morning protest to …

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Dec 11 2018

IAM Local 2068 Members on Strike at Silgan Containers in Illinois

More than 170 members of IAM Local 2068 are on strike for better wages, benefits and working conditions at Silgan Containers in Rochelle, IL. More than 170 members of IAM Local 2068 at Silgan Containers in Rochelle, IL have voted to go on strike after rejecting the company’s contract offer. The strike took effect just …

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Dec 11 2018

Luther Williams Appointed IAM Midwest Territory Chief of Staff

IAM International President Bob Martinez has announced the appointment of Grand Lodge Representative Luther Williams to Chief of Staff of the IAM Midwest Territory, effective January 1, 2019. “I know Luther will continue his excellent service to our membership in his new role as Chief of Staff in the Midwest Territory,” said IAM International President …

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Dec 06 2018

IAM’s Independent Drivers Guild Wins Historic Victory for New York Drivers

A two-year campaign by the worker-led and IAM-affiliated Independent Drivers Guild (IDG) paid off for drivers in New York City, after officials voted Tuesday morning to set the nation’s first minimum pay rate for app-based drivers. The rate, set at $17.22 per hour after expenses, is calculated by the city Taxi and Limousine Commission as …

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Dec 06 2018

Machinists Stand with Mexican Workers Seeking Free, Independent Unions

The Machinists Union joined democratic unions from around the globe in calling for an end of sham “protection” contracts and violence against union activists that have held Mexican workers down for generations. Just days before Mexico’s new president, Andrés Manuel Lopes Obrador, was sworn into office, the IAM was well represented in Mexico City for …

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