Month: February 2017

Deadline Approaches for Retirees’ Assistance Program at Winpisinger Center

The deadline to register for the IAM Retirees’ Assistance Program is February 19, 2017. The Retirees’ Department is convening the program at the William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center in Hollywood, MD April 23-28, 2017. Download the call letter and registration forms in English or French. The program is designed to educate participants on …

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Wisconsin Machinists Win Attendance Grievance at Trane USA

In a perfect example of why an IAM contract is so valuable, approximately 450 IAM Local 21 production and maintenance workers at Trane USA Inc. in LaCrosse, Wisconsin have won a grievance against the company’s unfair attendance policy. At issue, was how the company was scheduling weekend overtime. Trane was requiring workers to work weekend …

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Only Three Days Remain to Enroll in the 2017 Veteran Services Program

Are you an IAM member with military service? Would you like to get involved in the IAM Veteran Services Program? You must register by Sunday, February 5 to be part of the third Veteran Services Program at the William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center April 2-7 in Hollywood, MD. The IAM understands military veterans …

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Kaniewski, Wright to Take Southern Territory Positions

IAM International President Bob Martinez has announced that Deirdre Kaniewski and Tim Wright will be taking positions in the Southern Territory. Kaniewski, a Communications Specialist and 11-year staff member at IAM Headquarters, will take over communications duties in the 14-state Southern Territory. Wright, a 29-year IAM member and Assistant Directing Business Representative at Tennessee District …

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National ‘Right-to-Work’ Law Would Be Devastating Blow to Working Families

Washington, DC – Robert Martinez, Jr., International President of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM), made the following statement about the introduction of national right-to-work legislation: “So-called right-to-work has done enough harm to working people in the states where it is law. Forcing it upon every state in the country would be …

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