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Ohio IAM Local 1297 Ends Strike, Gets Better Deal

IAM Members of Local 1297, District 54 employed at Vesuvius USA Corporation overwhelmingly ratified a new five-year deal on Friday, September 28, ending the brief, but effective strike. The strike came after members voted unanimously to reject a so-called last, best, and final offer from the employer that made draconian cuts across the board. The …

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IAM CREST’s New Jersey Apprenticeship Program Secures $230K Grant

IAM CREST’s Youth Transition to Work Program received another year of grant funding starting September 1, 2018. The nearly $230,000 grant is from the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development.  Since October 2009, IAM CREST and District 15 have worked together on the program, which is designed to help students make a successful transition …

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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 …

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Uber and Lyft Drivers Celebrate Passage of Historic Legislation

After a two-year campaign by the Independent Drivers Guild, New York City officials voted to pass the nation’s first legislation to close the minimum wage loophole for companies like Uber and Lyft and require a minimum pay rate for app-based drivers. The City Council also passed additional FHV bills, including the temporary cap on for-hire …

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Ohio Service Contract Workers Vote IAM Yes

Sixty-one Engineering Technicians, Computer Operators, Technical Writers, Drafters and Clerks at The Bionetics Corporation in Heath, Ohio recently voted to join the IAM. The 61 new District 54 members fall under the Service Contract Act (SCA) guidelines, which allows for wages, benefits and working conditions to be set by union bargaining, replacing previously established wages …

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Machinists Call Out Harley’s Outsourcing Blame Game

Harley-Davidson is blaming newly-imposed European Union tariffs on U.S.-made motorcycles for the company’s most recent plans to offshore production. Harley-Davidson already has plants in Brazil and India, and plans to open another this year in Thailand. “Harley workers are left wondering if Harley is still committed to manufacturing in America,” said IAM International President Bob …

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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 …

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