Six Weeks In

Six weeks on strike is tough; ask anyone who has ever walked in those shoes. But for the members of Local 708 on strike against FlightSafety Services Corporation (FSSC) in Wichita, KS, there’s really no other choice than to carry on. … Read more

The Inaugural Ten

It was an idea that sparked a passion project at District 711 in Tennessee. A cutting-edge, IAM apprenticeship program for machinists that could be established in one part of the country and then replicated across the U.S.A. This month, that … Read more

Kansas Machinists Holding Strong

02_21_2019_05_ST Local 708 Strike 02_21_2019_06_ST_Local 708 Strike 02_21_2019_03_ST Local 708 Strike 02_21_2019_04_Local 708 Strike 02_21_2019_02_ST Local 708 Strike 02_21_2019_01_Local 708 Strike “We’re doing the right thing here,” said striking IAM Local 708 member Paul Powell. Powell is a retired U.S. Air … Read more

Wichita Machinists On Strike

Feb. 12, 2019, WICHITA, Kan. – Seventeen Machinists Union members at FlightSafety Services Corp. (FSSC) on McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita began a strike at 6 a.m. on Feb. 12. The members (IAM District 70, Local 708) provide quality … Read more

Aerospace Crossing Divides

“We must work together to take care of the Working Class,” said IAM Southern Territory General Vice President Rickey Wallace. “Southern Territory, Midwest Territory, Canada and the USA…we are all in this together. We are all fighting for workers. That especially rings true … Read more