Month: December 2016

Leave No One Behind

The United States is home to nearly 5 million Native Americans, and yet, often this group is overlooked.  Council Fire, an advocacy group promoting the rights of Native Americans, is looking to change that. The post Leave No One Behind appeared first on IAMAW.

Retired GVP Alex Bay, Wife Arrested in Kansas City Wage Protest

Mary Bay, pictured, and her husband Retired Midwest Territory General Vice President Alex Bay were arrested last week during a “Fight For $15” protest in Kansas City. Retirement is widely imagined to be a time of rest, relaxation with travel, hobbies and grandchildren expected to take up many of the hours previously spent on careers, …

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IAM Says No to Proposed Composite Pension Plan Legislation

The IAM and a coalition of union and retiree groups stand adamantly against legislation introduced in the House of Representatives that would make it even easier for multiemployer pension plans to cut benefits. Click here to read a joint statement in opposition to consideration of so-called “composite” pension legislation. The proposed legislation would allow multiemployer …

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Guide Dogs of America Offers Unique Gift Ideas this Holiday Season

Instead of struggling to decide what to buy for someone you love this year, why not make a contribution to Guide Dogs of America in their honor?  Check out the Guide Dogs of America’s holiday Fund-A-Need campaign and learn how you can show you care by supporting the IAM’s number one charity this holiday season. …

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Federal Employees Advanced Program Registration Deadline Approaches

The registration deadline for the 2017 Federal Employee Advanced Program at the William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center in Hollywood, MD is December 12, 2016. Click here for the Advanced Program call letter and registration forms. This valuable program for federal employees will be held February 19-24, 2017 and involves training in areas specific to the federal …

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Register Now for the IAM Midwest Territory GDA Cornhole Charity Tournament

Join the IAMAW Midwest Territory for the territory’s first-ever Cornhole Tournament to benefit Guide Dogs of America on Sunday, January 29, 2017 in Joliet, IL. Registration begins at 12 noon. Bags fly at 1:00 pm. The double-elimination tournament includes prizes and raffle tickets. Register by mailing the tournament entry form to IAMAW Midwest Territory, Attn: …

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IAM Members at Pratt & Whitney Demand What They’ve Earned

With a contract vote scheduled for this Sunday, December 4, approximately 3,000 Connecticut IAM members at Pratt & Whitney say it’s time they get their fair share from the flourishing jet-engine manufacturer. If the contract is rejected, a strike could begin as early as Monday. “Reports from the shop indicate that members are on the …

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For NFFE-IAM Federal Workers, Future is a Mystery

NFFE-IAM member Melissa Baumann, a chemist, stands outside of her facility in Madison, WI. (Photo: Andy Manis/Associated Press) “Drain the swamp.” The three-word phrase caught fire in the final stages of Donald Trump’s campaign. For many of his supporters, it meant cleaning out lobbyists and special interests from politics. But Trump also suggested a federal …

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