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IP Martinez to Pratt and Whitney: ‘Do Not Underestimate the Resolve of Our Members’

Sitting across the table from Pratt and Whitney management in Cromwell, CT, IAM International President Bob Martinez joined the bargaining committees for IAM Locals 700 and 1746 (District 26) to open contract talks with the aerospace engine manufacturer.  Pratt and Whitney, which employs about 3,000 IAM members at plants in Middletown and East Harford, CT, …

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IAM Boston Local 100 Members Were Critical in Response to Fatal Water Main Break

“It went from nothing to a flood,” a witness said. A water main had burst at a construction site in Boston’s South End. The trench around it was quickly filling with water, overflowing onto the street and beginning to cave in. Two construction workers were trapped. Down the street, Billy O’Brian and his 14-member crew, …

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Celebrating 35 Years of Labor Education at Placid Harbor

Winspisinger Center Director Chris Wagoner speaks to members attending classes at the Harbor during a recent ceremony making the Center’s 35th anniversary. Thirty-five years ago a commitment was made by the IAM Executive Council to support William W. Winpisinger’s vision of a full-time residential facility to educate and train members and staff in organizing, bargaining …

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Jetstream Workers Get Ready to Bargain for a Better Future

Local 2559 Negotiating Committee members at Jetstream in Phoenix are ready for their first contract negotiations as IAM members. From left: Shop Steward Joyce Amoh, District 142 General Chair Randy Griffith and Chief Shop Steward Ken Fletcher. Phoenix-based Jetstream security and aircraft cleaning workers this week prepared for first contract negotiations at IAM Sky Harbor …

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Watson Tapped as Western Territory Special Representative

James “Jimbo” Watson, a longtime IAM leader in Arizona, has been appointed to serve as a Special Representative in the Western Territory. The appointment was effective November 1. Watson had served as Directing Business Representative of Tucson, AZ Local 933 and Assistant Directing Business Representative of District 947. He initiated into Local 933 in 1986 …

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