IAM Charters New Local for 2,400 Canadian Healthcare Workers

IAM International President Bob Martinez meets with newly chartered Local Lodge 1231 President Merry St. Bernard. Four interim executive officers and 23 stewards attending leadership training class this week took part in a historic event by signing the new charter for IAM Local Lodge 1231 at the William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center in Hollywood, MD. The newly chartered local is made up of more than 2,400 home healthcare workers employed by Spectrum...

Cleared for Takeoff

Retiree Lois Williams who helped with the vote. Dan Dohner who drove in from Salt Lake City, Utah. You may have never seen one or even spoken to one face to face. But if you’ve ever taken a flight, you can thank an air traffic controller or ATC for your safe arrival and departure. From the busiest airports in the country like Chicago O’Hare to their less known counterparts like Barkley Regional in Paducah, Kentucky, it’s the...

IAM Charters New Canadian Local Lodge 1231

On August 21, 2018 the IAM held a ceremony at the William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center to initiate new members and to charter the newly formed Local Lodge 1231. The lodge represents approximately 2,400 home healthcare workers in Ontario, Canada. The post IAM Charters New Canadian Local Lodge 1231 appeared first on IAMAW....

Standing Strong; West Virginia Machinists Win New Deal

IAM Members of Local 818, District 54 employed at Tecnocap in Wheeling, WV ratified a new three year deal over the weekend, ending the 130 day strike. The strike came after members voted unanimously to reject the contract and to strike the employer. “Congratulations go to our members, they realized that job security language is an important protection for working families, and they proudly held the line for 130 days,” said IAM District 54...

Nothing but Takeaways

The Machinist members at the bargaining table couldn’t believe their ears. “The only thing they offered was a 5 cent increase per hour for the first year. Everything else was a takeaway,” said Cornell Beard, IAM District 70 Directing Business Representative, incredulously. “Shock was on the face of every Machinist in that room. One of the ladies at the table couldn’t stop herself from turning to the president of the company and asking ‘Is...

TCU/IAM is on Facebook and Twitter!

The Transportation Communications Union (TCU/IAM) is now on Facebook and Twitter! Please like and follow TCU/IAM for the latest news and updates from our leaders and members! “TCU is adding tools to our communications toolbox in order to stay connected with the latest generation of TCU/IAM members,” said TCU National President Bob Scardelletti. “Adding Facebook and Twitter to our existing Flash News alert system will give our members and leaders an even bigger voice...

Deadline for Intermediate Web Development Approaching

Don’t miss you chance to hone your website building skills in the IAM Communication’s Department Intermediate Web Development Class October 21-26, 2018 at the William W. Winpisinger Center in Hollywood, MD. Deadline to register for the class is Friday, August 24. This intermediate-level class is for local and district lodges that already have a website with WordPress. Learn the ins and outs of WordPress including content, plug-ins, templates, back-end management, hosting management and much more....

Federal Workers Speak: Carline Eliezer

As the White House wages war against unionized federal workers, NFFE-IAM 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 Carline Eliezer, a NFFE-IAM member from New Jersey who works at the Veterans Administration. The post Federal Workers Speak: Carline Eliezer appeared first on IAMAW....

Help Needed for Families of Letterkenny Explosion Victims

A second NFFE-IAM Local 1429 member has passed away after a July 19 workplace explosion at Letterkenny Army Depot in Chambersburg, PA. Richard L. Barnes, 60, left us on August 9 due to injuries sustained during the incident. Eric Byers, 29, passed away on July 19. A third member, Cody Ash, remains hospitalized. A GoFundMe page has been set up to help the families. Please consider giving whatever you can to these families during...

Machinists Helping NASA Touch the Sun

CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA – AUGUST 12: In this handout provided by NASA, The United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket is seen in this long exposure photograph as it launches NASA’s Parker Solar Probe to touch the Sun from Launch Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on August 12, 2018 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Parker Solar Probe is humanity’s first-ever mission into a part of the Suns atmosphere called the corona. The...