Category: iMail

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 […]

Two IAM Families Awarded 2019 Union Plus Scholarships

The Union Plus Scholarship Program announced its 2019 winners totaling $170,000 in scholarships. The list of 108 students includes members of two IAM families who were recognized for their academic achievement and exhibition of union values. Kaitlyn Neal of Las Cruces, NM, daughter of IAM Local 2515 member Ronald Neal, has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship. […]

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 […]

IAM Testifies to Fund Export-Import Bank

The Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank, an independent federal agency that issues loans to foreign buyers purchasing U.S.-built products. The Ex-Im Bank’s ability to support U.S. manufacturers and workers, particularly in the aerospace industry, one of the last sectors in which the U.S. enjoys a positive balance of trade with the rest of the world. Owen Herrnstadt, […]

IAM Voices Activate in Las Vegas

The 2019 IAM Communications Conference in Las Vegas concludes today and its nearly 200 delegates took part in a program that included guest speakers, discussion panels and group sessions. IAM International President Bob Martinez opened day two with remarks to the delegates about the importance of communications in its ongoing organizing efforts. “I want to […]

IAM Honors Heroes on 75th Anniversary of D Day

On the 75th anniversary of D-Day, June 6, 1944, the IAM remembers the more than 156,000 troops who took part in the invasion of Nazi-occupied France and ultimately liberate Western Europe, defeat Nazi Germany and end the Second World War.​ “No words can express the gratitude we all share for those who fought, and the […]

Negotiations Begin with General Electric

The Union Coordinated Bargaining Committee (CBC) and GE met to start national contract negotiations in Cincinnati, OH, June 3, 2019. National negotiations were underway today as the CBC and GE company representatives exchanged opening statements this morning. CWA President Chris Shelton, IUE-CWA President Carl Kennebrew and IAM General Vice President Brian Bryant all made opening […]

Communications Conference Kicks Off in Las Vegas

Nearly 200 IAM communicators from across North America have assembled in Las Vegas for the 2019 IAM Communications Conference. With the theme of “Voice Activation,” delegates are hearing from fellow union activists and participating in workshops to gain new insights and communication strategies. The agenda includes discussions on recent successes and how they were achieved, […]