You Need This Training if You’re a Federal Worker

It’s an uncertain time to be a federal worker. Get the training you need at the IAM’s William W. Winpisinger Center . Three upcoming classes will help you prepare for whatever is ahead. Note that only those who have not previously attended the program will be enrolled. Participants are chosen on a first come basis, … Read moreYou Need This Training if You’re a Federal Worker

Shopping on Amazon? Buy Today to Give 5% to Guide Dogs of America

Today, March 16, Amazon will donate five percent—10 times the usual donation rate—of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Guide Dogs of America ! AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you’re familiar with, but by making your purchases through Smile.Amazon.com , five percent of eligible March 16 purchases will be donated to Guide Dogs of … Read moreShopping on Amazon? Buy Today to Give 5% to Guide Dogs of America

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

The Healthcare Bill is Even Worse Than We Thought

Twenty-four million people would lose health coverage in the next decade under the GOP’s attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act, the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office reported Monday . In January, President Trump promised to replace the ACA with a plan that provided “insurance for everybody.” Fourteen million people would lose insurance in the next … Read moreThe Healthcare Bill is Even Worse Than We Thought

Ammunition Supply Workers, Mechanics at Wisconsin Accent Controls Vote to Join IAM

The IAM Midwest Territory welcomes employees of Accent Controls in Fort McCoy, WI, the latest group to vote “IAM Yes” in an organizing campaign to bring workers better pay and benefits on the job. The 37 new ammunition supply workers and mechanics voted to join the IAM on February 15. They ratified a pre-negotiated contract … Read moreAmmunition Supply Workers, Mechanics at Wisconsin Accent Controls Vote to Join IAM

Proposed Law Would Kill Federal Employee Official Time by Attacking Retirement

Federal Workers, including IAM government employees and National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE-IAM) members need your help now to protect their rights to fair union representation. Congress is targeting the very existence of federal employee unions. House Republicans have proposed bills H.R. 1293 and H.R. 1364. Both are unnecessary attacks on federal employees who work … Read moreProposed Law Would Kill Federal Employee Official Time by Attacking Retirement