Kansas Local 1989 Members Survive Fire at Tyson

Around 1,200 employees were evacuated from the Tyson Fresh Meats Plant near Holcomb, KS in the late hours of August 9, 2019 when the facility caught fire and burned for more than twelve hours. Flames raged until early Saturday morning but thankfully, no injuries have been reported.  Recent reports suggest a spark from welding during … Read moreKansas Local 1989 Members Survive Fire at Tyson

Machinists and Carpenters Constructing Labor Solidarity in Puerto Rico

The Machinists Union entered their second phase of the agreement with the Carpenters Union of Puerto Rico (UCPR) by scheduling a Field Education Module for 21 members of the newly affiliated Carpenters Union of Puerto Rico Local Lodge 2252C from June 5 to June 7, 2019. Hector DeJesus asks a question during Role of Steward … Read moreMachinists and Carpenters Constructing Labor Solidarity in Puerto Rico

Maquinistas y Carpinteros Construyen Solidaridad Laboral en Puerto Rico

La Unión de Maquinistas entró en su segunda fase del acuerdo con el Unión de Carpinteros de Puerto Rico (UCPR) al programar un Módulo de Educación, del 5 de junio al 7 de junio, para veintiún miembros de la Unión de Carpinteros de Puerto Rico Logia Local 2252C, recientemente afiliados. El módulo de educación de … Read moreMaquinistas y Carpinteros Construyen Solidaridad Laboral en Puerto Rico

IAM Wood, Pulp and Paper Council Poised to Grow Presence in Sector

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2w8ZBFBRcJ0&w=560&h=349] IAM wood, pulp and paper workers are doubling down on efforts to organize their industry and grow bargaining power. Two more organizers will be added to the Woodworkers Department, International President Robert Martinez Jr. announced at the 2019 IAM Wood, Pulp and Paper Council Conference this week in Biloxi, MS. The council also … Read moreIAM Wood, Pulp and Paper Council Poised to Grow Presence in Sector

One Year Deal for Machinists at McConnell AFB

IAM Local 708 members in Wichita, KS have ratified a new collective bargaining agreement with FlightSafety Services Corporation (FSSC), securing a one-year contract that comes with substantial increases and security for the future. “I admire the strength and solidarity of these Machinists, many of whom fought for this country. They are more than deserving of … Read moreOne Year Deal for Machinists at McConnell AFB

Washington State Congressional Delegation Shows Support for IAM Boeing SC Workers

As first reported by The Stand (A news service of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO and its affiliated unions), the Washington State congressional delegation sent a letter to Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg and Machinists Union International President Robert Martinez Jr. The letter expresses the delegation’s dissatisfaction with the explanations Boeing used to justify the … Read moreWashington State Congressional Delegation Shows Support for IAM Boeing SC Workers

Congress Turns Up Heat on Boeing for Firing SC IAM Members

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Kd07B-mppc&w=560&h=349] More than 70 members of Congress, led by U.S. Reps. Mark Pocan (D-WI) and Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), sent a letter demanding answers from Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg about workplace procedures and recent terminations of six IAM union supporters at Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner production facility in North Charleston, S.C.. Read the complete letter here. … Read moreCongress Turns Up Heat on Boeing for Firing SC IAM Members

Two More Years for Machinists at Gerber | Nestle’

Gerber – It is one of the most recognizable names, and logo, around the world. And with its parent company Nestle’, the two entities are powerhouses in the food industry. But that wouldn’t be the case without the workers, like the employees from IAM Local 260 in Arkansas who recently ratified a new 2-year agreement. … Read moreTwo More Years for Machinists at Gerber | Nestle’