Big Contracts in Little Rock

October was a busy month for IAM representatives at District W2 as two of their contracts were back on the table. Machinist members ratified agreements with both aerospace contractor Delaware Resource Group (DRG) and manufacturer Koppers, Inc. in North Little Rock, Arkansas. Koppers, Inc. Negotiating Team L to R: Financial Secretary Rickie Allen, President of … Read more Big Contracts in Little Rock

Machinists Sweep the Georgia Labor Awards

It’s a proud moment for one machinist to be inducted into the Georgia Labor Hall of Fame. So when four IAM members were honored at this year’s ceremony, proud didn’t begin to describe the emotions felt by our union family. Machinist members Brother Peter F. Taylor Jr., Brother Alan R. Williams, Brother Waymon D. Norwood … Read more Machinists Sweep the Georgia Labor Awards

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 only … Read more Workers 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 more Machinists Strike at Sherwin-Williams