Monthly Archive: January 2019

Jan 29 2019

Organizando en Español en W3

El Centro William W. Winpisinger celebrará su programa de organización en español del 31 de marzo al 5 de abril. El programa de organización en español refleja a su contraparte en inglés, ya que proporciona a las logias locales y distritos con organizadores capacitados que pueden comunicarse con trabajadores en ambos idiomas. Los grandes organizadores …

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Jan 25 2019

Shutdown Recovery Must Include Back Pay for Federal Contractors

A statement from Machinists Union International President Robert Martinez Jr. on President Trump’s Shutdown Announcement: “I want to thank all of our members and everyone who made calls, attended rallies and shared their personal stories during this shutdown. Unfortunately, this fight is far from over. “Opening up the government for three weeks is insufficient. The …

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Jan 24 2019

IAM President Martinez Calls on Congress to Guarantee Back Pay for Federal Contractors

As the government shutdown moves well into its second month, IAM International President Bob Martinez continues urging lawmakers to guarantee federal contractors back pay. “Congress must go further and pass a bill to guarantee back pay for federal contract workers who have been furloughed or forced to work without pay,” said Martinez. “The Machinists Union …

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Jan 24 2019

Hundreds Occupy Senate Building Calling End to Shutdown

Hundreds of federal workers and supporters gathered at the Hart Senate Office Building in Washington, DC calling for an end to the government shutdown. The crowd occupied the atrium of the building holding a moment of silence for 33 minutes, one for each day of the shutdown. See photos from the event. After the moment …

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Jan 24 2019

Taking Care of Family

“The best way to celebrate and honor Martin Luther King Day is to do for others, as he did in the past. So when Local Lodge 850 decided to spend their holiday taking care of our federal workers on furlough in Oklahoma City, I was very proud that these members are part of our union …

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Jan 24 2019

Enter the IAM Newsletter, Website and Video Contest

The IAM is encouraging all district and local lodge communicators who produce newsletters and websites to enter the IAM Newsletter and Website contest. The contest is open to all good-standing local and district lodges that regularly distribute official newsletters and/or maintain regularly-updated websites. This year’s contest also includes new awards for Best Live Video, Best …

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Jan 22 2019

Machinists Across the Country Spread MLK’s Message

Martin Luther King, Jr Day is a time when Americans gather for marches and community projects to recognize and honor the life and message of the civil rights icon. In a message to IAM members, International President urged members to spread that message in their daily lives. “At a time when our country seems more …

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Jan 22 2019

IAM Members Continue Fight to End Government Shutdown

IAM members all across the nation are engaged in the battle to end the longest federal government shutdown in U.S. history. IAM members several other unions recently held a rally at the Nationals Park in Washington, DC where Senate Republicans were gathered for a retreat instead of voting on a House bill to reopen the …

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