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Updated: August 1, 2020 — 1:39 pm

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  • IAM Files for Representation Election for Over 500 Republic Airways Aircraft Maintenance Technicians August 13, 2020
    The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) today filed an application for a representation election at the National Mediation Board (NMB) in Washington D.C. The filing comes after approximately a 10-month campaign, spearheaded by over 500 Republic Airways mechanic and related employees across the country, to gain IAM representation.   Republic mechanics last […]
  • IAM Supports Legislation to Protect Aerospace Jobs August 13, 2020
    This week Reps. Rick Larsen (WA-02) and Ron Estes (KS-04) introduced The Aviation Manufacturing Jobs Protection Act of 2020. The bipartisan legislation helps prevent aerospace supply chain furloughs due to the COVID-19 pandemic by establishing a temporary relief program to help vulnerable companies. The bill would provide up to a 50 percent cost-share of pay […]
  • Union Representation Pays off for Washington District 751 Member August 13, 2020
    The value of union membership is evident to IAM District 751 member Bill Troh after being returned to the job following an unjust termination from Republic Services in Goldendale, WA. In addition to being reinstated with full back pay and benefits for the time he missed, the 28-year employee’s settlement agreement ensured he was allowed […]
  • Social Security Turns 85, We Must Protect It for Future Generations August 13, 2020
    Eighty-five years ago tomorrow, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act into law, establishing a permanent fund that has provided old age retirement benefits and disability benefits for Americans for generations. The Social Security Act was part of a series of programs and reforms enacted to help pull the U.S. out of the […]
  • Black Women’s Equal Pay Day August 13, 2020
    August 13 marks the date that Black women have to work into 2020 to finally catch up to what white, non-Hispanic men earned in 2019. The day helps to raise awareness about the wage gap for Black women and its impact on them and their families. The goal is equal pay for equal work.  Black women can’t […]
  • Machinists Union Applauds Kamala Harris VP Choice August 12, 2020
    A statement from IAM International President Robert Martinez Jr.: Kamala Harris is a great choice for America’s working families. She is a fighter who has stood arm and arm with the IAM for COVID aid for airline, aerospace and manufacturing workers, labor rights and prevention of plant closings. Harris was one of the ten Senators […]
  • Wisconsin Local 2191 Celebrates Milestone at Chart Energy August 11, 2020
    Members of IAM Local 2191 working at Chart energy surpassed a monumental landmark recently by producing 10,000 heat exchanger cores since the division was purchased from Trane. The employees who produce these huge aluminium cores, along with maintenance and tool and die makers, are all represented by the IAM. “I couldn’t be more proud of […]
  • Machinists Punch Back Against ‘Right to Work’ in Wisconsin August 11, 2020
    A recent ruling by the 7th U.S. Circuit of Appeals allows the Machinists Union to continue to deduct “fair share” fees from non-member employees at Maysteel Industries in Wisconsin, despite the state’s right-to-work law. IAM Local 2053 (District 10) ratified a new contract at Maysteel on February 28, 2015, before the state’s right-to-work law, known […]
  • IAM Local S6, Bath Iron Works Reach Tentative Contract Agreement August 8, 2020
    The IAM Local S6 negotiating committee, representing more than 4,300 shipbuilders at Bath Iron Works in Maine, has reached a tentative contract agreement with the company, a General Dynamics subsidiary that builds ships for the U.S. Navy. The agreement keeps existing subcontracting language and protects seniority, the top issues that forced 87 percent of Local […]
  • Tell BIW to Return Maine IAM Local S6 Shipbuilders Back to Work August 6, 2020
    More than 4,300 shipbuilders of IAM Local S6 are on strike at Bath Iron Works (BIW), in what is currently the largest strike in the United States. The shipbuilders have been on strike for more than seven weeks to preserve good Maine jobs. Thanks to pressure from the IAM and elected officials, the company has […]
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