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  • Labor Mourns Betty Webber, IAM's First Woman DBR July 23, 2015
    Betty Webber, 80, a champion of Connecticut workers and an inspiration to women activists everywhere, passed away quietly on July 12, 2015, surrounded by her loving family. She was known throughout Connecticut simply as Betty â€" the IAM's first woman Directing Business Representative. Webber did not aim to raise hell â€" she just worked tirelessly […]
  • Presidential Emergency Board Named in New Jersey Transit Negotiations July 23, 2015
    After four years of negotiations with New Jersey Transit (NJT), the IAM and the other unions representing workers on the carrier have been granted the appointment of a Presidential Emergency Board (PEB) to make recommendations to finally get a fair agreement. The National Mediation Board (NMB) released every commuter union from mediated talks last month […]
  • NFFE-IAM Pushing Bill to Provide Lifetime of Identity Theft Protection July 23, 2015
    NFFE-IAM is working with senators from Maryland and Virginia to pass the Recover Act. NFFE-IAM is demanding transparency from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) following the discovery of a data breach that compromised the personnel files of an estimated 22.1 million people. Federal employees, contractors, security clearance applicants and family members of applicants were […]
  • IAM Supports Local Farmers July 23, 2015
      IAM Engineer Blaine Keys, left, buys produce from Suzi Gibson, owner of Bowensville Farm and Nursery in Prince Frederick, MD. To support local agricultural products and to highlight the benefits of buying products from area farms, the IAM Grand Lodge hosted a local farmers market this week in conjunction with Maryland's Buy Local Challenge. […]
  • IAM Welcomes More Texas Workers Looking for Respect July 21, 2015
    Workers who maintain Border Control aircraft at Laughlin Air Force Base voted for IAM representation. From left, Victor Struggs, Gary Tucker, Susan Tackett. Not pictured: Mike Reppert and Sam Campbell. The Southern Territory posted three more organizing wins in Texas, beginning with 11 custodial workers from Diversified Contracting Services at Red River Army Depot in […]
  • Machinists Open Field Office to Organize Airbus, Suppliers in Alabama July 21, 2015
    The IAM this week opened an organizing office in Mobile, AL to provide support for Airbus workers interested in forming a union at the company's soon to be completed final assembly line. Located just minutes from Airbus's front gate, the office will be staffed by full-time IAM organizers and supported by community allies and volunteers […]
  • IAM Wins $1 Million Grant for Hazardous Material Training July 21, 2015
    Fourteen new IAM CREST Associate Instructors from Districts 141 and 142 completed a train-the-trainer program on transporting dangerous goods in the airline industry. Approximately 6,300 TCU-IAM airline and railroad workers will receive training in transporting hazardous materials thanks to a nearly $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation. The grant also includes training […]
  • Toronto Airport Workers Unite Against Contract Flipping July 21, 2015
    Dan Janssen loves his job as a baggage handler at Toronto's Pearson International Airport (YYZ). "The best part about my job is my coworkers and friends," writes Janssen, vice president of IAM Local 2323, in Rank and File, a Canadian labor news website. "There are many positions at the airport and we all play a […]
  • Why Raising the Minimum Wage Makes Sense for Pretty Much Everyone July 21, 2015
    The pervasive stereotype that a minimum wage increase would only help teenagers working part-time jobs is simply not true. A new report from the Economic Policy Institute shows us why. Raising the federal minimum wage to $12 per hour by 2020 would lift wages for one-quarter of American workers, the report finds. More workers age […]
  • MD Higher Education Commission Approves IAM / Empire State College Partnership Program July 16, 2015
    Today, the Maryland Higher Education Commission formally approved the IAM/Empire State College (ESC) Partnership.  The IAM/Empire State College Partnership allows members to pursue or complete a Baccalaureate Degree through a combination of prior learning, existing college credits, and coursework at the Winpisinger Center. "This announcement represents the culmination of a great deal of work by the staff […]

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