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Category: News

West Virginia Local on Strike

Thirty skilled trade members of Wheeling, WV IAM Local 818 took to the picket lines last week after rejecting the company’s contract offer and unanimously voting to strike their employer Tecnocap. At issue is Tecnocap’s refusal to bargain in good faith as required by law with the IAM as the collective bargaining representative, by making […]

GST Department Raises Over $8K for GDA

Nearly 80 runners and walkers participated in the 2018 IAM 5K last Saturday, raising over $8,000 for Guide Dogs of America. The event hosted by the IAM General Secretary-Treasurer’s Department was held at the William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center in Hollywood, MD. The 3.1 mile run/walk at the William W. Winpisinger Center in […]

Happy Birthday A. Philip Randolph

Today the IAM & TCU say, “happy birthday!” to our Brother Asa Philip Randolph a labor leader and social activist born on April 15, 1889. Randolph founded the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters on August 25, 1925. Serving as its president, he sought to gain the union’s inclusion in the American Federation of Labor, the […]

Maine Shipyard Workers Donate to Support Next Generation

Members of Kittery, ME IAM Local 836 recently made a donation to SSN 778 New Hampshire Division – their local division of the Department of the Navy authorized sea cadets program. Cadets perform community service and learn military standards, customs and courtesy. The money donated to the program will stay directly in their division and […]

Ohio Members at Gradall Ratify Contract, Ending Strike

Nearly 200 members of Local 1285 overwhelmingly voted to ratify a new three-year agreement with Gradall Industries, bringing an end to the month-long strike. The New Philadelphia, OH workers went on strike after rejecting a so-called “last, best and final offer” from the excavator manufacturing company. The new contract keeps the current healthcare package for […]

‘Fighting on All Levels’ for Camp Pendleton Police Officers

NFFE-IAM Local 919 police officers at southern California’s Camp Pendleton are continuing to apply pressure to avoid paying thousands of dollars in overpayments because a federal government accounting error. The Department of Defense notified members in April 2017 that an eight-year payroll glitch had caused overpayments for more than 120 active and retired police officers. […]

Today is Equal Pay Day

April 10, 2018 represents on average how far into the year a woman must work to earn what a man earned in 2017. The wage gap is even greater for women of color. “Wage discrimination against women goes against our core beliefs in the IAM,” said IAM International President Bob Martinez. “We refuse to accept […]

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