Month: March 2017

More Than 800 Workers to Join IAM in Seattle

Ramp Service workers in Seattle offload an Alaska Airlines 737. The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) today announced that McGee Air Services, a subsidiary of Alaska Airlines, will begin operations in Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in early May, adding more than 800 new members into the IAM. The IAM-represented McGee Air Services workers …

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Martinez Tells North American Companies to Bring Jobs Home

  IAM International President Bob Martinez is repeating his loud calls for companies to bring outsourced jobs back to North America. The IAM’s more than 600,000 members are highly-skilled workers who manufacture iconic products like Boeing airplanes and Harley-Davidson motorcycles. “We believe that the time is long overdue for policy makers to stand up to …

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Dropkick Murphys Concert Helps Raise Money for Fallen Ohio Member’s Family

When the Dropkick Murphys took the stage for the sold out Ohio AFL-CIO Union Night in Columbus, OH, they did more than deliver a memorable Celtic punk concert. They played to lend a hand in the fight against right-to-work and to raise money for a fallen IAM member’s family. WATCH: Concert Helps Raise Funds for …

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Longtime IAM Member Warns of Job Costs Caused by Illegal Imports of Cheap Chinese Products

Dean McCoy (Center) Kentucky Local 1969 member Dean McCoy recently testified at an International Trade Commission hearing with an emotional five-minute plea that conveyed frustration felt by many middle-class workers who are forced to compete against cheap Chinese goods. Silence gripped the packed hearing room about a mile from the White House, as the 26-year …

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Despite Personal Heartache, Ohio IAM Family Strives to Help Others

Josh and Golda Gilkison, pictured with their three children, have made it their mission to advocate and spread awareness for heart disease after Golda was diagnosed with peripartum cardiomyopathy and chronic heart failure following the birth of their third child. Imagine how your life would change if you were informed that at the young age …

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IAM Midwest Territory Cornhole Tournament Raises $3.7K for Guide Dogs

First, Second and Third place winners (left to right) of the IAM Midwest Territory Cornhole Tournament pose with General Vice President Philip J. Gruber (left of each photo) and Grand Lodge Representative Martin St. Peters (first picture right). The IAM Midwest Territory’s first-ever Cornhole Tournament raised over $3.7k for Guide Dogs of America (GDA). Nearly …

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How The IAM Is Working For You

Each department at headquarters has a specific purpose to make sure our members are represented fairly and effectively. Together, we have been able to bargain for increased job security, higher wages and improved benefits. Here’s a look at five departments: Politics & Legislation, Safety & Health, Retirees & EAP and Communications. The post How The …

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Concert T-Shirts Raise Funds For Fallen IAM Member

Five-dollars of every union T-shirt sold at the Dropkick Murphys concert in Columbus went to the family of fallen IAM member Tim Underwood, thanks to the Ohio AFL-CIO. Political Director Jason Perlman delivered more than $2,000 to the family. Underwood died on the job in 2016. The post Concert T-Shirts Raise Funds For Fallen IAM …

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