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Independent Drivers Guild Building Momentum for First Ever Minimum Pay Rate for App-Based Drivers

New York City’s Taxi and Limousine Commission has until Monday, May 21 to decide whether to accept or reject groundbreaking new pay rules proposed by the Independent Drivers Guild, a Machinists Union affiliate which represents and advocates for more than 60,000 app-based drivers in the city. Support for the rules is growing, with more than 16,000 drivers signed on …

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New York Congressional Delegation Join IAM in Urging Siemens to Keep Wellsville Plant Open

Members of Congress from New York are fighting to reverse a decision by Siemens to close their Wellsville Dresser-Rand facility. The Machinists Union represents 250 workers at the plant and were recently informed by Siemens about the impending sale and closure of the historic Dresser-Rand plant in Wellsville. The IAM has represented workers at the …

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Members at InTomes Ratify First Contract

Members of IAM Local 2401 recently ratified their first contract with InTomes Technical Services in Springville, NY. The group of skilled workers voted to join the IAM in December 2017. The four-year agreement with came after the bargaining unit unanimously rejected the company’s previous offer and authorized a strike. The agreement secured legally-binding language for …

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Drivers Guild Rallies Against Bad Legislation

Nearly 400 members of the Independent Drivers Guild (IDG) rallied outside City Hall in New York yesterday prior to a hearing on a proposed bill that would tighten regulations on the industry and cost drivers even more money. The Independent Drivers Guild is a nonprofit affiliate of the IAM and represents 65,000 working drivers throughout …

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Dropkick Murphys Concert Helps Raise Money for Fallen Ohio Member’s Family

When the Dropkick Murphys took the stage for the sold out Ohio AFL-CIO Union Night in Columbus, OH, they did more than deliver a memorable Celtic punk concert. They played to lend a hand in the fight against right-to-work and to raise money for a fallen IAM member’s family. WATCH: Concert Helps Raise Funds for …

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Despite Personal Heartache, Ohio IAM Family Strives to Help Others

Josh and Golda Gilkison, pictured with their three children, have made it their mission to advocate and spread awareness for heart disease after Golda was diagnosed with peripartum cardiomyopathy and chronic heart failure following the birth of their third child. Imagine how your life would change if you were informed that at the young age …

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‘A Dream’ Comes True: IAM Maine Lobstermen Buy Wholesale Lobster Business, Form Co-Op

Members of the IAM Maine Lobstering Union (IMLU) will soon be able to net more of the profits they help create. In a groundbreaking move, last week members voted to purchase a wholesaling operation, a move which gives the fishermen a real voice in the industry while being able to track how the system works. …

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New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker Meets with IAM CREST on Future of Apprenticeships

Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) visited apprentices in Passaic, NJ to discuss expanding apprenticeship programs through the LEAP Act, which he co-sponsored. Pictured from left are IAM diesel apprentice Byron Rivera, Booker and District 15 IAM CREST Project Coordinator Ira Stern. American workers need more job training opportunities like IAM District 15’s Youth Transition to Work …

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A Win for Workers as New Hampshire Rejects ‘Right-to-Work’

New Hampshire workers are the real winners today as state legislators not only voted down “right-to-work” for the state, but also banned consideration of the anti-worker law for the rest of the two-year session. New Hampshire would have been the first New England state to go “right-to-work.” New Hampshire was all set to become the …

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