Today in Labor History November 8th

20,000 black and white workers launched a General Strike in New Orleans. In the wake of the streetcar drivers’ labor victory earlier in the year in which they won a closed shop and shorter workday, a massive organizing campaign led to the creation of dozens of new unions and greater demands from the city’s workers. … Read moreToday in Labor History November 8th

IAM, Other Manufacturing Unions Say NAFTA 2.0 Needs Major Changes

The IAM is leading a group of 12 industrial and manufacturing unions pledging to oppose NAFTA 2.0, should it come to a House vote without major changes to stop outsourcing and implement stronger labor standards, enforcement and rules of origin provisions.  Read the complete letter. The House should not consider a vote on the renegotiated … Read moreIAM, Other Manufacturing Unions Say NAFTA 2.0 Needs Major Changes

IAM Locals Unite for Upcoming Negotiations with Crown, Cork and Seal

IAM representatives from across the country recently attended the Negotiation Preparation for Bargaining Committees program at the William W. Winpisinger Center in Hollywood, MD. The group is preparing to negotiate a new master agreement with Crown, Cork and Seal. More than 400 IAM members at four locations around the U.S. are covered under the current … Read moreIAM Locals Unite for Upcoming Negotiations with Crown, Cork and Seal

Laura Ewan, Experienced Labor Lawyer, Joins IAM Legal Team

IAM International President Robert Martinez Jr. has appointed Laura Ewan, an experienced labor lawyer who has represented the IAM and various IAM Districts in the Pacific Northwest, to associate general counsel in the IAM Legal Department. Over the course of her legal career, Ewan has represented public- and private-sector union clients, as well as individual … Read moreLaura Ewan, Experienced Labor Lawyer, Joins IAM Legal Team

Win a Princess Cruise at GDA Weekend

Looking for another reason to attend Guide Dogs of America’s annual charity weekend in Las Vegas? Look no further – GDA will be raffling a Princess OceanMedallion vacation package valued at $3,000. Raffle tickets will be sold in person at all GDA sponsored Vegas events November 21-23. The weekend’s activities will culminate on Saturday November … Read moreWin a Princess Cruise at GDA Weekend

Today in Labor History November 7th

Ernest Riebe’s “Mr. Block,” IWW labor comic strip first appeared in print. Mr. Block was one of the best-loved features in the Wobbly press. Joe Hill wrote a song about “Mr. Block”, who was a boss-loving, American Dream-believing, self-sabotaging knucklehead. Some call Riebe the first underground comic book artist. – 1912 Some 1,300 building trades workers … Read moreToday in Labor History November 7th

IAM Mourns Loss of Former Grand Lodge Representative Don Whitaker

It’s been often said that, “the legacy of successful leaders lives on through the people they touch along the way. They invest in people, and encourage those who they develop to pass on everything they learn from them to others who will do the same. People are what matter in this world—not money or fame … Read moreIAM Mourns Loss of Former Grand Lodge Representative Don Whitaker