Contract Flip in Canada Nets New Contract and New IAM Members

The IAM has turned the tables on the latest contract flip at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport by securing voluntary certification, a new collective agreement, and new members. Contract flipping is common practice at Pearson allowed by the Greater Toronto Airport Authority (GTAA) which normally means job loss for some of the affected workers, reduced wages and benefits for others. This contract flip involved Smarte Carte, the firm responsible for passenger baggage carts at the...

IAM Local 701 Trains Next Generation of Auto Mechanics at 2018 SkillsUSA Competition

IAM Mechanics Local 701 hosted another successful year of the 2018 SkillsUSA Automotive Service Technology competition in Springfield, Illinois. More than 60 high school and post-secondary students competed for the title this year in the automotive category. This year’s competition consisted of 20 stations on everything from brakes to air conditioning, electrical, wheel alignments and balancing to job prep. Students were given 15 minutes to complete each station. Watch 360° video of Local 701...

Pennsylvania Machinists Ratify New Contract

Nearly 300 IAM Local 1842 members recently voted overwhelmingly to ratify a new contract with modular and manufactured home builder Commodore and Colony Homes. The new five-year agreement includes wage increases, pension increases and continued health care coverage with cost containment measures. The contract also has increases in life and accidental death insurance and sickness and accident benefits. “We were able to put to use all the tools available to us as IAM members...

Let’s Help Raise a GDA Guide Dog

The Guide Dogs of America (GDA) 2018 Doggone Fun Summer Auction is almost here and there are hundreds of items you can bid on to help GDA continue providing the best guide dogs to blind and visually impaired men and women across North America. The online GDA Bidding for Good event runs from June 1st through June 11th. It will include exciting bidding opportunities including summer entertainment, travel, sporting events and a few surprise items. You...

Time is Running Out to Enter IAM Communication’s Contests

Don’t miss your opportunity to be in the IAM history books. Entries are still be accepted for the Communications Department’s newsletter, website and photo contests. Last day to enter is June 15, 2018. This is a great opportunity for your hard work to be recognized and seen by your IAM brothers and sisters. The post Time is Running Out to Enter IAM Communication’s Contests appeared first on IAMAW....

Boeing SC Flight Techs to Vote on IAM Representation

A group of 178 Boeing South Carolina Flight Readiness Technicians have the right to vote on IAM representation, the NLRB ruled Monday. The board has set an election date of Thursday, May 31, 2018. The Flight Technicians are standing strong in the face of the company’s anti-union campaign, even after Boeing lost its legal battle to block their voice at work. SIGN THE PETITION: Tell working people at Boeing that we have their backs...

Global Support Grows for Illinois IKEA Workers

Unions from around the world are throwing their support behind working people at an Illinois IKEA distribution center who on Tuesday and Wednesday vote on IAM representation. Affiliates of the Building and Wood Workers’ International Union are sending photos and messages of support to the 120 workers in Minooka, encouraging them to vote “IAM Yes.” IAM members from the U.S. and Canada are meeting with BWI-affiliated unions from Russia, Sweden and Slovakia at the...

In Solidarity We Trust

“This was never about money,” said Jody Bennett, IAM Aerospace Coordinator and one of the leads from the ULA negotiations. “This was always about respect and dignity for the IAM members who are literally setting the course for the future of the space industry.” 06_22_2018_7_ULA 05_22_2018_6_ULA 05_22_2018_5_ULA 05_22_2018_4_ULA 05_22_2018_3_ULA 05_22_2018_2_ULA 05_22_2018_1_ULA 05_22_2018_8_ULA Mark Johnson, another lead negotiator and Aerospace Coordinator, agrees with Bennett. “I watched these workers have no choice but to reject ULA’s...

Iowa Members at Siemens Approve Effects Agreement

Members of IAM Local 1010 ratify an effects agreement with Siemens Energy, Inc., ahead of the company’s recently-announced plant closing in Burlington, Iowa. Members of IAM Local 1010 have ratified an effects agreement with Siemens Energy, Inc., ahead of the company’s recently-announced plant closing in Burlington, Iowa. The agreement covers how workers will be compensated during and after the shutdown. Siemens officials met with IAM Local 1010 members at the Burlington facility in late...

Watch this Week’s Jam-Packed Episode of Activate L!VE

Join the IAM’s live studio webcast of Activate L!VE Wednesday, May 23 at 3 p.m. Eastern. This week’s show will include Terry Melvin, President of the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists and Jerame Davis, Executive Director of Pride at Work. You’ll get a closer look at some of the stories in the new IAM Journal, which has been mailed to the homes of every IAM member. This edition celebrates the 130th anniversary of the...