Month: February 2017

Civil Service Workers to Unite at Government Employees Conference

Join government workers from all different sectors and parts of the country at the 2017 National Government Employees Conference September 17-21, at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas. The conference will be a great leaning experience with government representatives, expert subject matter speakers and panel discussions to help sharpen your communication and representative skills. Each federal …

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South Florida IAM Members Fight to Save U.S. Sugar Industry

A bitter debate underway in southern Florida could result in job losses for several hundred IAM-represented sugar production workers and wide-ranging repercussions on local businesses.            WATCH: Protecting Sugar Workers’ Way of Life “I’ve worked in the sugar industry for 40 years,” said IAM District 166 Business Representative Robert Miller. “We …

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New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker Meets with IAM CREST on Future of Apprenticeships

Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) visited apprentices in Passaic, NJ to discuss expanding apprenticeship programs through the LEAP Act, which he co-sponsored. Pictured from left are IAM diesel apprentice Byron Rivera, Booker and District 15 IAM CREST Project Coordinator Ira Stern. American workers need more job training opportunities like IAM District 15’s Youth Transition to Work …

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Social Media Leads to Organizing Victory at Toronto Airport

Thirty-five drivers at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport voted overwhelmingly to join the IAM recently. The campaign relied mainly on social media – texting and Facebook – to get information to Sky Café employees due to limited job site access for the organizers. “We couldn’t access these workers on the job site to conduct a traditional …

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How to Fight Right-to-Work if You Live in Missouri

Reposted from the St. Louis Labor Tribune. It was standing-room-only at the Tri-County Labor Club’s most recent meeting, as union members jockeyed for position to learn, “What do we do now that Missouri’s ‘right-to-work’ legislation has been signed into law?” “We’re getting nothing but calls asking ‘What we can do?’” said Club President Steve Bailey. …

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President Trump Should Urge Boeing to Bring Jobs Home, Says Machinists Union President

February 17, 2017, Washington, D.C. – Robert Martinez, Jr., International President of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, released the following statement in anticipation of President Trump’s visit to the Boeing manufacturing plant in North Charleston, S.C.: “During his visit to South Carolina, we hope the President will urge Boeing, which receives billions …

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A Win for Workers as New Hampshire Rejects ‘Right-to-Work’

New Hampshire workers are the real winners today as state legislators not only voted down “right-to-work” for the state, but also banned consideration of the anti-worker law for the rest of the two-year session. New Hampshire would have been the first New England state to go “right-to-work.” New Hampshire was all set to become the …

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Puzder Out: Collective Action Leads to Victory for Workers

Pressure applied to the Senate from workers across the U.S paid off yesterday, when Andrew Puzder withdrew as the labor secretary nominee. Ultimately, it was the advocacy of union workers, including many IAM members, calling and writing their elected that kept the fast food CEO from being confirmed. IAM International President Bob Martinez sent a …

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