NFFE-IAM, Labor Movement Close Ranks to Oppose Attacks on Federal Workers

The Federal Workers Alliance, a unified group of 19 unions representing 300,000 federal employees sent a letter to Congress this week urging them to vote no on a bill targeting federal workers. The Official Time Reform Act (H.R. 1364) is an attempt to discourage union representation and decrease union membership. Tell your representative to vote … Read moreNFFE-IAM, Labor Movement Close Ranks to Oppose Attacks on Federal Workers

Indiana Local 153 Members Ratify Silgan White Cap Contract

Members of IAM Local 153, District 90, recently voted in favor of a new three-year contract with Silgan White Cap, a lid-maker for food and beverage containers, in Evansville, IN. Members of IAM Local 153, District 90, recently voted in favor of a new three-year contract with Silgan White Cap, a lid-maker for food and … Read moreIndiana Local 153 Members Ratify Silgan White Cap Contract

IAM Midwest Territory Mourns Passing of Retired GLR Don Stella

Donald “Don” Stella The IAM Midwest Territory announces the passing of retired Grand Lodge Representative Donald “Don” Stella. Don, a 51-year Machinist, passed away Sunday, March 26, 2017 at his home in Pleasant Hill, MO. He was 77 years old. “The IAM has lost a devoted and true trade unionist,” said IAM Midwest Territory General … Read moreIAM Midwest Territory Mourns Passing of Retired GLR Don Stella

Ohio IAM Family Braves Cold, Raises Money to Combat Heart Disease

IAM member Josh Gilkison and his wife, Golda, were joined by over 50 friends and family who braved frigid Ohio temperatures to participate in the Cincinnati Heart Mini Marathon and Walk recently as Team Heart Healthy Famous. The Gilkison’s team raised nearly $7,500, putting them in the top 5 fundraisers for non-company sponsored community teams … Read moreOhio IAM Family Braves Cold, Raises Money to Combat Heart Disease

Machinists and City of Memphis No Longer at Impasse

The vote was set for 3:30 p.m. at the Memphis City Council meeting on March 21, 2017. That was public knowledge.  What wasn’t known to is that minutes before the meeting started, labor and the city were still at the bargaining table. In the end, a measure was approved to overhaul the city’s impasse procedures—the rules that … Read moreMachinists and City of Memphis No Longer at Impasse

Working People Stall Bad Health Care Bill, But We Must Keep Pressure on Congress

Americans clinging to their health care scored a victory today as congressional lawmakers have delayed a vote on the misguided American Health Care Act (AHCA). The White House is reporting there will be a vote by Friday, so keep up the pressure. Support for the bill has wavered over the last few days as many … Read moreWorking People Stall Bad Health Care Bill, But We Must Keep Pressure on Congress

IAM Women Hold Sister’s Summit

Dozens of IAM women from around the country traveled to New York, NY this week to attend the 2017 Sisters’ Summit hosted by the IAM’s Women’s Department. The event coincided with the United Nation’s Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) with a theme of women’s economic empowerment and the changing world of work. Sisters’ … Read moreIAM Women Hold Sister’s Summit

LePinske Appointed Midwest Territory Special Representative

IAM International President Bob Martinez has announced the appointment of IAM Mechanics Local 701 Business Representative and Organizer Bill LePinske to the position of Midwest Territory Special Representative. “On behalf of the Midwest Territory members and staff, I’d like to congratulate Bill LePinske on his appointment and welcome him to the Midwest Territory staff,” said … Read moreLePinske Appointed Midwest Territory Special Representative

Time Running Out to Register for the Local Lodge History Project

The IAM is conducting the Local Lodge History Project at the William W. Winpisinger Center this year during the week of June 11-16, 2017. The deadline to be part of archiving the rich history of your lodge is April 9. In an effort to ensure a successful Local Lodge History Project, some criteria that must … Read moreTime Running Out to Register for the Local Lodge History Project