Today in Labor History September 18th

Textile workers went on a General Strike on the east coast, with 325,000 striking in the south and 421,000 striking nationwide. 1.5 million struck in various industries. – 1934 The Teamsters for a Democratic Union (TDU)  was formally founded at an Ohio convention during a period of serious corruption in the union. Two years earlier … Read moreToday in Labor History September 18th

New York Yoga Instructors Seeking IAM Representation

Yoga teachers at Yoga Works in New York City are seeking to join together with the Machinists Union. The IAM recently filed a petition with the National Labor Relations Board to hold union representation elections. YogaWorks, Inc. is one of the largest providers of high-quality yoga instruction in the U.S. Yoga means union, joining together … Read moreNew York Yoga Instructors Seeking IAM Representation

Another Organizing Victory in Healthcare

On Monday, September 9, 2019, 55 Military and Family Life Counselors or (MFLCs), at Ft. Bragg North Carolina, overwhelmingly voted to join the IAM. These Healthcare Professionals provide critical counseling to active military personnel and their families. The victory marks the fifth in a row. The Western Territory in conjunction with The IAM Healthcare department … Read moreAnother Organizing Victory in Healthcare

IAM Western Territory Raffle Raises Over $100K for Convention

Nearly $125,000 was raised in support of the IAM 2020 Grand Lodge Convention through the 2020 Grand Lodge Convention gold raffle and the MAK Grill raffle. Winners were drawn last week at the IAM Staff Conference in San Diego. “Congratulations to the winners. I thank all who participated in the raffles, and those that purchased … Read moreIAM Western Territory Raffle Raises Over $100K for Convention

Sign Up for the Advanced Communicators Class

The IAM Communications Department will be conducting its Advanced Communicators Class December 8 – 13, 2019 at the William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center in Hollywood, MD. This advanced course is offered for district and local lodge communicators who have previously completed the department’s Basic Communicator Class. Additionally, participants must be the communicator for … Read moreSign Up for the Advanced Communicators Class

Today in Labor History September 17th

The Allegheny Arsenal exploded, killing seventy-five workers, including 43 women—the worst industrial accident associated with the Civil War. – 1862 At a New York convention of the National Labor Congress, Susan B. Anthony called for the formation of a Working Women’s Association. As a delegate to the Congress, she persuaded the committee on female labor … Read moreToday in Labor History September 17th

Today in Labor History September 16th

Members of the Fruit and Vegetable Workers’ Union blocked downtown Salinas, California streets to stop a convoy of trucks carrying produce harvested by strikebreakers. – 1936 43,000 oil workers went on strike in 20 states, immediately after World War II ended. The end of the war saw a wave of strikes across the country, as … Read moreToday in Labor History September 16th

Today in Labor History September 15th

5,000 female cotton workers in and around Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania went on strike for a 10-hour day. Hundreds of “factory girls” and male supporters from Allegheny City and Pittsburgh marched on the Blackstock mill, one of the largest in the area. There, the women broke down the factory’s pine gates and forcibly expelled the “scab girls” … Read moreToday in Labor History September 15th

Today in Labor History September 14th

The Amalgamated Association of Iron, Steel, and Tin Workers union called off an unsuccessful 3-month strike against U.S. Steel Corporation subsidiaries. – 1901 Gastonia, North Carolina textile mill striker and songwriter Ella Mae Wiggins, 29 and mother of nine, was killed when local vigilantes, thugs and a sheriff’s deputy forced the pickup truck in which … Read moreToday in Labor History September 14th