Category Archive: iMail

Mar 12 2019

Time Running Out to Register for 2019 IAM Legislative Conference

Take up the fight in our nation’s capital for policies that actually benefit working people. Join hundreds of your fellow IAM members at the 2019 IAM Legislative Conference May 6-8, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency Washington, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20001. Reservations must be made by March 29, 2019 to guarantee the …

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Mar 12 2019

Tragedy Can Strike Anytime: Donate to the IAM Disaster Relief Fund

The killer EF-4 tornado which took 23 lives on March 4, 2019, in Beauregard, AL reminded us once again that natural disasters can strike at any time. Across North America, IAM members and their families are at risk of becoming victims of the next tragedy. The IAM Disaster Relief Fund quickly provides assistance to IAM …

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Mar 07 2019

TCU Local 2508 Member James Lake Goes Above and Beyond for Amtrak Passengers

In an Amtrak train stalled in mountain snow, with 183 people stranded, James Lake didn’t hesitate to give a hand. James is an on-board lead service attendant for Amtrak and member of TCU Local 2508. Lake was running the Coffee Car on the Amtrak Coast Starlight route from Washington to Southern California when the train …

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Mar 07 2019

IAM Fighting to Keep Indiana Schneider Electric Facility Open

The Machinists Union is fighting to save more than 300 high-skilled, middle-class jobs and keep a Schneider Electric plant in Peru, Indiana open after the company recently announced plans to shut down the facility and move production to other locations, including Mexico. In a multi-level city, county and statewide push to create an economic plan …

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Mar 07 2019

Machinists Union at Vatican Labor Summit

IAM Transportation General Vice President (GVP) Sito Pantoja and Chief of Staff (COS) Joseph Tiberi were invited to participate this week at a Transportation Labor and Manufacturers Summit held at Casina Pio IV in Vatican City. The summit was jointly sponsored by the International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) and the Vatican’s Chancellor of the Pontifical …

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Mar 07 2019

The Inaugural Ten

It was an idea that sparked a passion project at District 711 in Tennessee. A cutting-edge, IAM apprenticeship program for machinists that could be established in one part of the country and then replicated across the U.S.A. This month, that dream became a reality when an inaugural class of 10 students began their path to …

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Mar 05 2019

District 751 Brings Improvements on Wage Disparity to Boeing Workers

As a result of actions taken by District 751, thousands of IAM members at Boeing will see an increase in their pay. Last October, District 751 demanded to bargain the effects of Boeing’s wage disparity created by changes in the company’s hiring practice. Without opening the contract, the district utilized effects bargaining, a letter of …

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Mar 05 2019

Haley’s Nomination to Boeing Board Raises Red Flag

The IAM has “serious concerns” about the nomination of Nikki Haley to the airplane maker’s board. Haley, a former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and governor of South Carolina, is well known for making anti-union statements and inserting herself into workers’ decisions on the job. As governor, she publicly opposed a union for workers …

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