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La Crosse IAM Locals 21 & 1115 on Strike Against Trane

Members of IAM Local 21 and 1115, employed at heating and air conditioning-manufacturer Trane Co., are on strike today after voting down the company’s proposed contract offer in La Crosse, WI Saturday. Key sticking points include wages, mandatory overtime, healthcare, no-fault attendance system, contingent work force, and retirement benefits. The nearly 500 production, maintenance and […]

Missouri Families Win as RTW is Defeated

Missourians sent a clear message to their state lawmakers Tuesday by overwhelmingly voting to overturn the anti-worker right-to-work law by a 2-1 margin. Union supporters in the state worked extremely hard the past year educating voters on the negative impact right-to-work will have on everyone in the state, not just union workers. Watch the Live […]

Stop the Layoffs at Red River

Machinists Union International President Robert Martinez Jr. and National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE-IAM) President Randy L. Erwin sent a joint letter to Texas Gov. Greg Abbott expressing serious concern regarding the impact of the planned layoff of 306 IAM members at the Red River Army Depot (RRAD) in Texarkana, Texas. The planned layoff comes less than three […]

Martinez Appoints Williams as Education Representative

IAM International President Robert Martinez, Jr. has appointed Douglas Williams as an Education Representative at the William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center in Hollywood, MD, effective August 1, 2018. “I am proud to be able to fill the vacancy at the Winpisinger Center created by the retirement of Education Representative Greg Murray,” said Martinez. […]

Uber and Lyft Drivers Celebrate Passage of Historic Legislation

After a two-year campaign by the Independent Drivers Guild, New York City officials voted to pass the nation’s first legislation to close the minimum wage loophole for companies like Uber and Lyft and require a minimum pay rate for app-based drivers. The City Council also passed additional FHV bills, including the temporary cap on for-hire […]

Missouri Victory, A. Philip Randolph Institute and Labor Council for Latin American Advancement on Activate L!VE

Live reports from Missouri, Arizona and Puerto Rico made for a big show on this week’s Activate L!VE. If you weren’t able to see it live, you can watch it now or anytime on Facebook, YouTube or Twitter. Kelly Street and Brian Simmons brought us up to date on how IAM members in Missouri tirelessly […]

Missouri Members Out to Defeat Prop A

All eyes are on Missouri today as the people of the state get the chance to overturn the anti-worker “right-to-work-for-less” legislation. Workers across the state are hitting the polls and encouraging others to “Vote No on Prop A.” Social media is abuzz with posts supporting the working families of Missouri. Here are just a few: […]

District 751 Retiree Appointed to Women’s Commission by Gov. Inslee

Washington State Governor Jay Inslee has announced the appointment of nine women to serve on the new Women’s Commission, IAM District 751 Retirement Club President Jackie Boschok was one of the appointees. “Sister Boschok has long been a leader in the causes of fairness and equality for all people,” said IAM Western Territory General Vice […]

Guide Dogs of America 38th Annual William W. Winpisinger Charity Banquet Approaches

Join us in Las Vegas November 15-17, 2018 for Guide Dogs of America’s annual charity weekend. A sporting clay event and a motorcycle ride will take place on Thursday the 15th. The weekend’s activities will culminate on Saturday the 17th with the 38th annual William W. Winpisinger Charity Banquet at the Paris Hotel. Dress in […]

Ohio Service Contract Workers Vote IAM Yes

Sixty-one Engineering Technicians, Computer Operators, Technical Writers, Drafters and Clerks at The Bionetics Corporation in Heath, Ohio recently voted to join the IAM. The 61 new District 54 members fall under the Service Contract Act (SCA) guidelines, which allows for wages, benefits and working conditions to be set by union bargaining, replacing previously established wages […]

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