Month: November 2016

‘A Good Union Job My Whole Life’: IAM Stalwart Celebrates 50 Years

IAM Retiree Mike Walsh, left, receives his 50 year pin and certificate from Eastern Territory General Vice President Jimmy Conigliaro, Sr. Mike Walsh will tell you he’s a very fortunate man. “I always told everyone that I was blessed,” says Walsh. Walsh recently celebrated 50 years as IAM member, a journey that began in 1966 …

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NFFE National President Dougan Accepts Theodore Roosevelt Award

NFFE-IAM National President William R. Dougan, center, accepts the Theodore Roosevelt Award from Office of Personnel Management Director Beth Cobert, right, and Deputy Director Andrew Maycock, left. National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE-IAM) National President William R. Dougan has been awarded the prestigious Theodore Roosevelt Award, the Office of Personnel Management’s highest honor, given to …

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Toppling the TPP

Hundreds of union members rallied in Washington, D.C. to celebrate the legislative death of the TPP, also known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership. But Senator Bernie Sanders says Congress has a long way to go as millions of Americans toil and tumble under economic insecurity. The post Toppling the TPP appeared first on IAMAW.

Trailblazing IAM General Vice President Diane Babineaux to Retire

Diane Babineaux, a longtime Machinists Union advocate for civil, human and women’s rights, will retire as a General Vice President of the IAM. Her retirement is effective June 30, 2017. Babineaux, a General Vice President since July 2013, has served in a variety of positions within the IAM since coming on board at IAM Headquarters. …

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Chicago Local 701 Auto Mechanics Strike to Protect Pensions

IAM Local 701 auto mechanics, along with volunteers, strike to protect their pensions at Roesch Ford and Roesch Ford Trucking Center in Bensenville, IL. Photo courtesy of Ryan Kelly of IAM Local 126. IAM Local 701 auto mechanics working at Roesch Ford and Roesch Ford Trucking Center in Bensenville, IL walked out on strike Thursday, …

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Registration Deadline for 2017 EAP I Class Approaches

With the holiday season quickly approaching, please don’t forget to submit your registration form for the February 2017 IAM Employee Assistance Program (EAP) I class by the December 12, 2016 deadline. Click for the call letter and registration forms in: English ǀ French The first IAM EAP I session will be conducted February 19-24, 2017 at the William …

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Tuition Can Be a Burden – Apply for an IAM Scholarship to Help

The 2017 IAM Scholarship Competition is now accepting applications. The deadline for submissions is February 24, 2017. Click here to see the eligibility rules and download applications. The IAM awards scholarships to: Children of IAM members (parent or guardian) applying for college Children of IAM members (parent or guardian) applying for vocational or technical school …

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