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  • Machinists Union Applauds Rejection of General Electric’s Concessionary Contract Offer July 11, 2019
    International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) General Vice President Brian Bryant issued the following statement in response to IUE-CWA’s members’ rejection of the General Electric’s concessionary contract offer.   “The IAM applauds the decision by the IUE-CWA GE members to reject this concessionary contract offer,” said Bryant. “The IAM supports going back to […]
  • IAM Rallies To Protect Retirement Security July 11, 2019
    IAM members, other labor unions and retirement security supporters rallied on Capitol Hill in support of the Rehabilitation for Multiemployer Pensions Act of 2019 (H.R. 397), better known as the Butch Lewis Act. The Ways and Means Committee advanced the legislation, sponsored by U.S. Rep. Richard Neal (D-MA), on a party line vote with all […]
  • Indiana Local 2018 Members at Regal Beloit Strike for Justice on Job July 2, 2019
    More than 130 members of IAM Local 2018 employed at Regal Beloit Manufacturing in Valparaiso, IN have been on strike since Sunday, June 30. The skilled trade members of the IAM are striking for affordable health care, better wages, clear break times, and no changes to their current probationary period.  READ: UPDATE: Regal Beloit workers […]
  • Western Territory Scores Big Win in Private Sector July 2, 2019
    188 Bradken Foundry workers in Tacoma, WA, voted on June 26, 2019 to unionize with the IAM. In a landslide election, the workers sent a message that after years of poor treatment, it was time to bring justice to the job. The win was possible because of the hard work of both the Foundry workers […]
  • IAM Mourns the Loss of Retired DBR Phil Zannella July 2, 2019
    Long-time IAM Law Committee Chair and 48-year member Phil Zannella, Jr. passed away last week at the age of 64. Zannella first joined the IAM Law Committee in 1992 and served until his retirement in 2018. “Our union lost a great leader with the passing of Phil Zannella,” said International President Robert Martinez Jr. “Phil […]
  • The Wisdom of 100 Years July 2, 2019
    It was a triple digit celebration when IAM member Theron Black of Local 733 turned 100 years old on June 13, 2019. A former employee of Beechcraft Aviation in Wichita, KS, Black celebrated his birthday recently with friends and paparazzi as the local news station, KAKE News Channel 10 produced a story highlighting his 100-year […]
  • August Federal Employee Program Deadline Extended July 2, 2019
    The deadline to enroll for the August 18-23, 2019 IAM Federal Employee Program at the William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center in Hollywood, MD has been extended to July 12, 2019. Due to limited class space of 30, only those who have not previously attended may enroll. Participants will be chosen on a first […]
  • Machinists Union Local Delegates Oppose GE Contract Offer June 27, 2019
    IAM delegates from the General Electric Coordinated Bargaining Committee (CBC), coalition of 11 national unions representing 6,600 workers, opposes GE’s proposed contract and will recommend that their IAM Locals reject the company’s offer. The IAM represents four Locals involved in the GE proposed Master Agreement: IAM Locals 78 and 1916 in Milwaukee, Oak Creek, and […]
  • Tell Congress: Support U.S. Made Transit Rail Cars and Buses June 27, 2019
    Congressional legislation has been introduced to protect rail and bus manufacturing from Chinese threats. The Transit Infrastructure Vehicle Security Act would prevent federal transit funds from being used by transit agencies to procure Chinese rail assets and ensure transit agencies develop and execute a cybersecurity plan. The Chinese government continues to subsidize its rail and bus […]
  • Machinists and Carpenters Constructing Labor Solidarity in Puerto Rico June 27, 2019
    The Machinists Union entered their second phase of the agreement with the Carpenters Union of Puerto Rico (UCPR) by scheduling a Field Education Module for 21 members of the newly affiliated Carpenters Union of Puerto Rico Local Lodge 2252C from June 5 to June 7, 2019. The three-day education module consisted of  basic union leadership […]
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