Boston “Pins for Pups” Raises $10K for GDA

Boston IAM air transport Local 1726 held its second “Pins for Pups” bowling charity event and raised approximately $10,000 for Guide Dogs of America. This is the second year for the event, which was held at the Town Line bowling center just north of Boston. With help from District 141 and several other IAM districts … Read more Boston “Pins for Pups” Raises $10K for GDA

Clean Out Your Prescription Cabinet the Safe Way on Saturday

What do you do with expired and unused prescription medications? On Saturday, April 29, individuals can bring their medications to special collection locations throughout the country.  The National Take-Back Day initiative is being coordinated by the Drug Enforcement Administration. The website offers a search tool to find drop off locations near you. This initiative provides a convenient … Read more Clean Out Your Prescription Cabinet the Safe Way on Saturday

Freedom Day: How the Machinists Union Stood with South Africans to Overcome Apartheid

The Machinists Union—and the North American labor movement—had a larger role in taking down the institutional racism of South African apartheid than you may have thought. Twenty-three years ago, on April 27, 1994, South Africa held its first national election in which non-whites were allowed to vote. The people elected Nelson Mandela, a civil rights … Read more Freedom Day: How the Machinists Union Stood with South Africans to Overcome Apartheid

Next Generation in Aviation Visits Winpisinger Center

While at IAM Headquarters in Upper Marlboro, MD, Aviation High School students check 1/4-scale GE jet engine. The top 20 students from New York’s Aviation High School’s class of 2017 visited the IAM’s William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center in Hollywood, MD this past week to participate in a program about unions and the … Read more Next Generation in Aviation Visits Winpisinger Center

Federal Employees Should Prepare for a Possible Government Shutdown

The current Continuing Resolution (CR) — the legislative vehicle keeping the government running in the absence of 2017 appropriations — expires at midnight on April 28. Senate Democrats have vowed to stop any attempt by Republicans to attach political provisions to future CR’s, even if it means causing a shutdown. In other words, Senate Democrats … Read more Federal Employees Should Prepare for a Possible Government Shutdown

Important Announcements on Upcoming Employee Assistance Programs

EAP III Deadline Upcoming The deadline to register for EAP III held June 25-30, at the William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center in Hollywood, MD is Sunday, April 30. Download the Official Call: English | French Attendance in the program must be approved by an authorizing lodge officer. EAP III Participants must have completed … Read more Important Announcements on Upcoming Employee Assistance Programs

Larry Young Appointed Midwest Territory Special Representative

IAM International President Bob Martinez has announced the appointment of IAM District 74 Directing Business Representative Larry Young to the position of Midwest Territory Special Representative. “On behalf of the Midwest Territory members and staff, I’d like to congratulate Larry Young on his appointment and welcome him to the Midwest Territory staff,” said IAM General … Read more Larry Young Appointed Midwest Territory Special Representative

Massachusetts Congressional Delegation Calls on MBTA to Negotiate with IAM Local 264

The Massachusetts Congressional Delegation, led by Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey, recently expressed their opposition to the outsourcing of bus maintenance at the MBTA in a letter to Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker and Transportation Secretary Stephanie Pollack. “Hundreds of thousands of Massachusetts residents use MBTA bus service every day,” said members of the Massachusetts … Read more Massachusetts Congressional Delegation Calls on MBTA to Negotiate with IAM Local 264

British Columbia Local 692 Welcomes Two New Groups of Members

Machine operators and shipping and receiving personnel in Port Coquitlam BC, and forklift operators in Delta, BC, are the newest members of the IAM in Canada. Workers at Port Coquitlam’s Advanced CNC Machining Inc. joined the Machinists after their employer failed to deliver on promised wage increases. “The final straw was when the owner showed … Read more British Columbia Local 692 Welcomes Two New Groups of Members