Month: July 2018

Machinists Fighting to Save Hundreds of Red River Army Depot Jobs

The Machinists Union is mobilizing its membership and working with elected officials to fight against the latest round of announced layoffs to strike Red River Army Depot (RRAD) and the Texarkana, Texas community. Base command on July 16 announced plans to lay off 207 defense contract employees and 98 federal term employees by Aug. 31, 2018. …

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Pride and Unity on Display at TCU 35th Regular Convention

TCU/IAM members from across the nation gathered in Las Vegas last week for the 35th TCU Regular Convention. View the Facebook Photo Gallery TCU National President Bob Scardelletti proudly declared that the TCU/IAM 119th Anniversary is for everyone to celebrate. “We are among the oldest unions in America, in the beginning we were beaten, cursed, …

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Full Circle

Being part of a union is being part of a family. We celebrate birthdays and anniversaries. We take time to honor holidays and special events. And we recognize the moments that gave shape to who we are. But it’s not often that all of this comes together in one local lodge meeting. 07_31_2018_5FullCircle 07_31_2018_4FullCircle 07_31_2018_3FullCircle 07_31_2018_2FullCircle 07_31_2018_1FullCircle “It was …

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Federal Workers Speak: Cassandra Buckhanan

As the White House wages war against unionized federal workers, IAM-NFFE members are fighting back by sharing their stories about labor’s pride, power and patriotism. In part one of an on-going series we meet Cassandra Buckhanan, an IAM-NFFE member from Louisiana who works at the Veterans Administration.   The post Federal Workers Speak: Cassandra Buckhanan …

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DOL Puts Stamp on IAM Grand Lodge Election

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has issued its official determination on the election of Grand Lodge Officers of the IAM. According to the DOL, IAM members held nominations and endorsements concluding in February 2018 and properly elected Robert Martinez Jr. as International President, Dora Cervantes as General Secretary-Treasurer and the following seven U.S. General …

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Machinists: NAFTA Doesn’t Work

The Machinists Union joined U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) and other members of Congress to outline the principles that should guide the renegotiation NAFTA ahead of the Mexican economy minister’s visit to Washington. (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = ‘https://connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v3.1’; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, …

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IAM, NFFE Federal Workers Rally on #RedforFeds Day

National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE-IAM) members and staff joined fellow union leaders and allies on #RedforFeds Day, a nationwide act of solidarity supporting federal civil service. The #RedforFeds rally was held in Washington, D.C. prior to oral arguments in a lawsuit filed by the IAM and 12 other unions against the President and the …

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IAM Members Leading the Fight Against Right-to-Work-For-Less in Missouri

IAM members in and around Missouri are working hard to make sure voters know the negative impact right-to-work will have on working families. The Fighting Machinists are leading the Vote No on Prop A charge as the August 7 vote is fast approaching. Volunteers from IAM District 9 head out to knock on doors in …

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