Month: June 2018

Take Part in LCLAA’s 2018 Convention

The Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA) is hosting its 22nd National Membership Convention in San Juan, Puerto Rico at the Intercontinental Hotel from August 8–11, 2018.  IAM International President Bob Martinez proudly serves as a vice president of LCLAA and will be actively involved in this year’s convention. He is encouraging all good-standing members to attend. “This year’s …

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GOP Tax Cuts Aren’t Curbing Corporate Greed

The Republican tax cuts were supposed to encourage corporate America to use its extra cash to raise wages and spur job growth. But a powerful commissioner at the Securities Exchange Commission says that’s not what’s happening.    The post GOP Tax Cuts Aren’t Curbing Corporate Greed appeared first on IAMAW.

Machinists Statement on Harley-Davidson’s Planned Further Offshoring of U.S. Production

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 25, 2018 – Robert Martinez Jr., International President of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, released the following statement after Harley-Davidson’s announcement that it will move more production out of the United States. “Harley-Davidson’s announcement today is the latest slap in the face to the loyal, highly-skilled workforce that made Harley an …

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IAM Florida Sugar Workers Defeat Anti-Sugar Amendment

IAM Florida Sugar workers and the IAM Legislative Team have defeated an anti-sugar worker farm bill amendment that would have flooded the U.S. market with subsidized imports and depressed farmers’ take-home pay. The Foxx-Davis amendment would have caused the loss of thousands of U.S. jobs. Thanks to the IAM’s work on Capitol Hill, its defeat …

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Guide Dogs of America Honors IAM Midwest Territory and IAM District 837

Guide Dogs of America (GDA) honored the IAM Midwest Territory and members of St. Louis IAM District 837 for their 2017 contributions to the organization’s mission of providing the blind and visually-impaired with the gift of sight. Pictured from left to right: Chief of Staff Steve Galloway, General Vice President Philip J. Gruber, IAM District …

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Washington State District 160 Member Recognized by Boy Scouts

IAM Local 282 member and Bremerton Metal Trades Council Steward Keith Ciancio, a Logistics Management Specialist from Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) Division, Keyport’s Platform Integrated Product Support Branch (Code 434), was presented the George Meany Community Organization Award by the Kitsap County Central Labor Council for his impact on the Boy Scouts of America …

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DL 19 Provides Railway Labor Act Training to Local Lodge 754

District Lodge 19 Assistant-to-the-PDGC/Educator Andrew Sandberg recently conducted a two-day training session for Local Lodge 754 representatives of the Long Island Railroad (LIRR) in New York. The training introduced the 19 students to the Railway Labor Act (RLA) and the role that the labor-management relationship plays within the RLA.   “The training of our members …

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