Workers Wonder if Lost Roanoke’s FreightCar Jobs Will Roll to Mexico

“Seriously, what else would you call closing an American facility and opening one in Mexico six months later?” wrote Fred Owens , a third-generation worker at FreightCar America Roanoke and President of the TCU-IAM Carmen Division Local 6016. “And why else were we certified for Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) by the Department of Labor, which … Read moreWorkers Wonder if Lost Roanoke’s FreightCar Jobs Will Roll to Mexico

Machinists Strike at Sherwin-Williams

For the first time in nearly half a century, more than ninety machinist union members from Local 708 working at Sherwin Williams in Andover, Kansas have made the arduous decision to demand justice on the job for themselves and all workers by going out on strike. The strike started at midnight on Saturday, September 28 … Read moreMachinists Strike at Sherwin-Williams

NLRB’s Anti-Worker Ruling Won’t Stop the IAM’s Organizing at Boeing South Carolina

The GOP-led National Labor Relations Board panel recently ruled that the IAM can’t unionize the 176 flight line workers at the Boeing South Carolina campus. The four-member panel’s ruling voids the IAM’s 2018 win at the North Charleston, S.C. facility. The IAM denounces this anti-worker ruling and vows to keep pushing an organizing effort at … Read moreNLRB’s Anti-Worker Ruling Won’t Stop the IAM’s Organizing at Boeing South Carolina

Hurricane Dorian Relief

Hurricane Dorian’s destruction is impacting the lives of many, including IAM members.  Here’s some helpful tips for those preparing for impacts as the massive hurricane skirts parts of the East Coast. In addition, here’s some help for those impacted by the hurricane, and a call for help from our members: If you can, please consider … Read moreHurricane Dorian Relief

Now is the Time to Prepare for Hurricane Dorian

The strengthening Hurricane Dorian is expected to make landfall in the southeastern U.S. sometime this Labor Day Weekend, potentially affecting lives in the region for years to come. Now is the time for those in the hurricane’s path to make preparations for their safety and evacuation, if necessary. This is also a time to remind … Read moreNow is the Time to Prepare for Hurricane Dorian