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

‘Insulting’ Contract Offer Could Lead to Strikes at Ontario Nissan

Picket lines may go up outside Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario’s Superior Nissan, Superior Custom Detailing and Superior Used Cars on March 20. And it may not stop there. “The employer and their legal counsel have been uncooperative in negotiations thus far,” said IAM Grand Lodge Representative Ralph Martin. “We have a 100 percent strike mandate … Read more‘Insulting’ Contract Offer Could Lead to Strikes at Ontario Nissan