Federal Workers Must Fight Back to Protect ‘Official Time’

National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE-IAM) President Randy L. Erwin is urging union members to call their representatives to demand they vote NO on H.R. 1364, a dangerous and devious bill that attacks the rights of federal workers. WATCH: Time for Federal Workers to Fight Back “The goal of this legislation is to eliminate the … Read moreFederal Workers Must Fight Back to Protect ‘Official Time’

Colorado Machinists Make Gains in New Contract

IAM Local 47 aircraft mechanics working at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, CO ratified a three-year agreement with M1 which netted them a 15 percent pay raise over the life of the contract. The agreement covering workers on the C-21 Lear Jet Program includes increases to pension contributions, vacation, paid leave, shift premiums, … Read moreColorado Machinists Make Gains in New Contract

Machinists Join Coalition of Labor Union Women Lobby Day

Machinists from around the country ascended on Capitol Hill last week to take part in the Coalition of Labor Union Women’s Lobby Day to fight on behalf of women and working families. WATCH: CLUW’s Lobby Day The groups met with congressional representatives and staff to discuss healthcare, paid leave and the negative impact of right-to-work … Read moreMachinists Join Coalition of Labor Union Women Lobby Day

IAM Southern Territory Mourns Passing of Dave Haydon

The IAM lost a true union leader when retired Grand Lodge Representative Frederick “Dave” Haydon passed away on March 16, 2017 at the age of 82.  Haydon initiated into Crossett, AR IAM Local 1362 in May of 1963 and held his Machinist union card for more than half a century. He served as a District 37 … Read moreIAM Southern Territory Mourns Passing of Dave Haydon

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 .

It’s a Good Day to Thank This Boston Machinist

Boston’s railways will stay clearer during today’s blizzard because of the ingenuity of IAM Local 264 member Michael Haywood. Haywood, an MBTA Machinist, came up with the idea during a barrage of powerful 2015 winter storms. The transit system, which has more than a half-million riders daily, had been brought to its knees. The National … Read moreIt’s a Good Day to Thank This Boston Machinist

Inside the Sinister Attack on Federal ‘Official Time’

If you’re a federal employee or contractor, helping your coworkers manage disputes on the job could soon mean losing your retirement. Two bills (H.R. 1293 and H.R. 1364) charging through Congress would greatly hamper federal employees’ right to fair union representation. The “Official Time Reform Act” (H.R. 1364) would stop pension accrual for time spent … Read moreInside the Sinister Attack on Federal ‘Official Time’

Congress is Putting a Target on the Backs of Veterans Affairs Workers

The men and women who care for U.S. military veterans are again under attack. The House Veterans Affairs Committee has approved legislation that would shred VA employees’ rights at work. It is expected to be voted on in the House of Representatives as early as this week. The VA Accountability First Act (H.R. 1259), introduced … Read moreCongress is Putting a Target on the Backs of Veterans Affairs Workers