INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MACHINISTS AND AEROSPACE WORKERS 2016 LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE

Today May 9, 2016 kicks off the IAMAW 2016 Legislative Conference in Washington D.C.

This is the time of the year when Congress and the Senate is in session and gives the Machinists a time when we all can come together and fight for OUR Labor concerns along with any issues which affect American jobs including American job security.

This week on Capital Hill some of the issues we will be addressing to the elected Politicians will be:

     FAA Reauthorization Priorities which include: Assaults on Customer Service Representatives, Flight Crew Fatigue and Strengthen    

FAA Oversight of Foreign Repair Stations.

     No-Trans-Pacific Partnership “Free Trade” Agreement (TPP): The TPP – Another NAFATA.

     Oppose- Bill to Reduce or Eliminate “Official Time” (H.R. 1658)

     Put the Export-Import bank to work: Confirm Mark McWatters to the board.

     Urge the Senate to hold a hearing and schedule a vote on the Confirmation of the President’s nominee to the Supreme Court.

     Support the Workplace Action for Growing Economy (WAGE) Act S. 2042 / H.R. 3514.

     Invest in economic and National Security-END SEQUESTRATION NOW

     Support FULL REPEAL of the Health Care Excise Tax.

     Amtrak: Grant Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) authorization to upgrade its outdated systems.
                    Fully fund Amtrak to negotiated levels in FAST Act.
                    Provide small increase in  funding to clear Sec. 3 case backlog. 

     Support the Federal Employees Paid Parental Leave Ace (H.R. 532)

     Preserve Retirement Security – Co-sponsor the Keep Our Pension Promises Act (KOPPA) S 1631 and H.R. 2844

     Support Passage of H.R. 5090 and Deny Norwegian Air International Access to the U.S Aviation Market.

 

Updated: May 9, 2016 — 10:16

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