Month: August 2018

Machinists Show Solidarity to Puerto Rico

Machinists Union members recently delivered a strong message of solidarity to Puerto Rico at the labor movement’s chief gathering of Latino activists. IAM International President Bob Martinez, the first Latino president of a major international union, gave the keynote address to the Labor Council for Latin-American Advancement (LCLAA). “I am here to tell you that …

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U.S. Senators Call on Boeing to Negotiate in South Carolina

Twenty-three U.S. Senators, led by Sen. Sherrod Brown (Ohio), sent a letter urging the Boeing Co. to respect the decision of Flight Line Technicians in South Carolina who voted on May 31, 2018 to join the Machinists Union (IAM). South Carolina @Boeing workers who voted to join the Machinists Union have the support of @SenSherrodBrown …

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Machinists, Federal Unions Victorious in Executive Order Legal Challenge

A federal district court judge late Friday struck down key provisions in three of President Trump’s executive orders relating to government policies for federal workers. Lawsuits filed by the IAM and a coalition of federal unions, including the National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE-IAM), claimed the president exceeded his authority when he issued the orders …

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Update on government glitch that threatens livelihoods of IAM-NFFE police officers

Filipe De La Cruz, a police officer at Camp Pendleton and a loyal IAM-NFFE member, was at the Winpisinger Center Training Center in Maryland. He gave the Machinist Union’s communications department an update about a heavily publicized accounting error by the U.S. government that devastated his local lodge. Civilian police officers at the Marine installation …

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