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....

Connecticut Pratt & Whitney IAM Members Ratify Contract

IAM Local 700 members in Middletown and IAM Local 1746 in East Hartford, CT voted overwhelmingly to accept a new 5.5 year contract with Pratt & Whitney. The agreement, passed by a vote of 1,691 to 385 on Sunday, gives the 2,600 IAM members annual raises of 2.5 percent as well as $6,500 in bonuses. “Our members delivered a message impossible to ignore,” said District 26 Assistant Directing Business Representative Mike Stone. “The company’s...

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, commuting and hurried coffee breaks. Retired Midwest Territory General Vice President Alex Bay apparently never got that memo. Still...

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 pension plans to transition to “composite” plans, reducing the amount they are required to pay into the plan and...

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. There are dozens of items and ways for you to help, and you can benefit from the 2016 tax...

Calling All IAM Veterans: We Have Resources to Help

The IAM has great respect for the men and women who have served our country in the Armed Forces. In a move to support those in our own ranks, the delegates at the 39th IAM Grand Lodge Convention passed a resolution to implement the IAM Veteran Services Program.  The mission of the IAM Veteran Services Program is to provide assistance, guidance, and pertinent information to the membership for the betterment of IAM military veterans....

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 sector such as Unfair Labor Practices (ULP) and grievance handling, preparations for arbitration and the Merit Systems Protection Board...

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: Marty St. Peters, 113 Republic Avenue, Suite 100, Joliet, IL 60435 by Friday, January 20, 2017. You can also...

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 move, voicing our collective demand for an historic contract that matches this unprecedented boom in orders for Pratt commercial...

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 hiring freeze and eliminating entire federal agencies. Melissa Baumann, a U.S. Forest Service chemist and NFFE-IAM member, believes the...