Month: December 2016

The South Wants Unions. The IAM Just Proved It—Again.

Nearly 300 Aircraft and Base Maintenance workers at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida have voted to join the IAM. From left: Grand Lodge Representative Tony Wirth, Robbie Davis, Mark Reeves, Jesse Barefield, Randy Jones, Jim Haas, Wade Hutto, Mac Brown and District 75 Organizer Mike Cooke. Not pictured: Scott Missildine, Billy Given and District …

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W3 Center Prepares Ocean Spray IAM Members for Contract Talks

Front row, from left: Joe Terlisner, Kenny Mullan and Mike Oettel. Back row, from left: Hunter Scott, Jon Zancanaro and Matt Maier. The IAM Local 66 Negotiating Committee, along with a staff member from District 10, recently participated in the Negotiation Preparation for Bargaining Committees program at the William W. Winpisinger Center in Hollywood, MD. …

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IAM Wins Top Honors at 2016 ILCA Labor Media Awards

The Machinists Union won several top honors in the annual International Labor Communications Association (ILCA) Labor Media Awards contest, which honors the best in labor journalism. 1st Place, General Excellence, Blog: iMail 2nd Place, General Excellence, Single Issue Publication: 2015 IAM Human Rights Conference Posters 3rd Place, Best Design: Website, App, or E Publication: IAMAW …

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Donna Georgallas to Retire After Storied IAM Career

IAM Assistant Communications Director Donna Georgallas will retire on January 1, 2017, following 46 years of dedicated service to the IAM and its membership. Communications Specialist Jonathan Battaglia will become the department’s next assistant director, announced IAM International President Bob Martinez. In 1970, five years after emigrating from her native Cyprus, Georgallas came to work …

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