IAM Wood Industry Workers Invited to Attend Conference

Join workers from different sectors of the woodworking industry at the inaugural 2017 Wood, Pulp and Paper Council Conference to be held September 13-15, 2017 in Eugene, Oregon. The conference will be a unique opportunity to exchange ideas and spend time with fellow members working in the wood, pulp and paper industry. To help defray … Read moreIAM Wood Industry Workers Invited to Attend Conference

Time for Federal Workers to Fight Back

Randy L. Erwin, national president of the National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE), is urging union members to call their members of Congress and demand they vote NO on a devious legislative bill aimed at hurting hardworking government employees.   The post Time for Federal Workers to Fight Back appeared first on IAMAW .

March 19 President Wilson Pushing for Labor Peace

On this day in labor history, the year was 1917 That was the day the United States Supreme Court upheld the Adamson Act.  The Act had initially been passed and signed into law the previous September to avoid a nationwide railway strike.  It established the eight-hour day and overtime pay for interstate railroad workers.  The … Read moreMarch 19 President Wilson Pushing for Labor Peace

Ohio Machinists Rally to Stop Right to Work

More than 100 union members, families and representatives braved subfreezing temperatures and strong winds Tuesday at IAM Local 1943 in Middletown, OH to rally against so-called “right to work” proposals. The anti-worker laws are under consideration in the U.S. Congress, the Ohio General Assembly, as well as several Ohio townships and city councils. #RightToWorkIsWrong rally … Read moreOhio Machinists Rally to Stop Right to Work

IAM Strategizes on Future of Work in South

The South has become a haven for U.S. manufacturing and foreign investment. It’s easy to see why. Without a union-represented workforce, corporations pay lower wages and provide less benefits. When a workplace is unionized, so-called right-to-work laws curb union power. Most politicians don’t say that overtly; they tout their “flexibility” and a “results-driven workforce.” The … Read moreIAM Strategizes on Future of Work in South

Why Privatizing Massachusetts Public Transit Would be a Disaster for Taxpayers, Workers and Riders

A large crowd descended on MBTA headquarters in downtown Boston on Monday as IAM Local 264 transit mechanics rallied with allies to defend taxpayers, workers and riders against the latest MBTA privatization scheme. Keep Public Transportation Public!! #PrivatizationIsABakerScam #PrivatizationIsAShortsleeveScam #mapoli #mbta pic.twitter.com/DdIvXwX843 — Machinists Union (@IAM264Boston) March 13, 2017 The MBTA mechanics were joined by … Read moreWhy Privatizing Massachusetts Public Transit Would be a Disaster for Taxpayers, Workers and Riders