Month: February 2017

‘A Dream’ Comes True: IAM Maine Lobstermen Buy Wholesale Lobster Business, Form Co-Op

Members of the IAM Maine Lobstering Union (IMLU) will soon be able to net more of the profits they help create. In a groundbreaking move, last week members voted to purchase a wholesaling operation, a move which gives the fishermen a real voice in the industry while being able to track how the system works. …

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More than 700 NFFE-IAM Jobs Saved at Red River Army Depot

Local 2189 NFFE-IAM members at the Red River Army Depot in Texarkana TX, celebrated a recent victory in saving more than 700 jobs and preventing future layoffs due to the federal hiring freeze. NFFE-IAM Members who maintain and overhaul armored vehicles and equipment at the Red River Army Depot (RRAD) in Texarkana, TX have successfully …

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New IAM Members in California Rally Against Company Refusing to Negotiate

Newly organized IAM workers at K&N Industries in Riverside, CA held a rally to demand that the company follow a National Labor Relations Board ruling to negotiate with the union. U.S. Representative Mark Takano (D-CA), pictured, called on the company to bargain in good faith. Newly organized IAM members employed at K&N Manufacturing in Riverside, …

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IAM Midwest Territory Mourns Passing of Labor Leader Ed Garvey

Ed Garvey Ed Garvey – longtime Machinists friend and icon among Wisconsin progressives – died Wednesday morning. He was 76. Garvey, a nationally-known labor attorney, was a personal friend to former IAM International President William W. Winpisinger. “He played an instrumental role in Winpisinger buying the land for Placid Harbor,” says former Wisconsin IAM District …

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Kevin Murch Appointed to Midwest Territory Special Representative

Kevin Murch IAM International President Bob Martinez has announced the appointment of IAM Midwest Territory Educator Kevin Murch to the position of Midwest Territory Special Representative. “On behalf of the IAM, I would like to congratulate Kevin on his advancement,” said IAM Midwest Territory General Vice President Philip J. Gruber. “Kevin’s 23 years of experience …

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IAM Members Had Hand in a Groundbreaking Planet Discovery

The universe wouldn’t know about a newly-discovered solar system full of Earthlike planets, all of which could have liquid water, without the ingenuity and skill of Machinists Union members. Astronomers announced Wednesday that a telescope orbiting Earth had detected seven warm, rocky planets orbiting a star just 39 light-years away. It’s the most terrestrial planets …

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IAM Mourns Death of Retired Grand Lodge Representative Steve Williams

Former IAM Southern Territory Grand Lodge Representative Steve E. Williams, right, passed away recently at the age of 97. From left: Southern Territory Chief of Staff Jeff Smith, Southern Territory General Vice President Mark Blondin, retired Southern Territory General Vice President Ed House, retired Administrative Assistant to the International President Dean Girardot, and Williams. Steve …

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Showcase Your Work in the IAM Newsletter and Website Contest

So you write news stories or build websites for the union. Why not get recognition for your hard work? The entry deadline is May 5, 2017. InformationOfficial Call The IAM Newsletter and Website Contest is open to all local and district lodges in good standing with publications that are regularly distributed or mailed to members …

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