Registration Open for News Writing for Communicators Class

Registration is now open for the 2020 News Writing for Communicators Class held February 9-14, 2020 at the William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center. Applications for the class must be received no later than Friday, December 6, 2019. The News Writing class is designed to educate Local and District Communicators powerful writing skills to […]

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 […]

The Faces of Outsourcing

A few miles south of San Diego, in Chula Vista, CA, United Technologies Corporation (UTC) today employs approximately 200 people at its subsidiary, Collins Aerospace. Chula Vista is also home to IAM Local 755, where its members at the plant remember what things were like before UTC took over. “When I first started in 1976, […]

2019 Spanish Leadership Concludes at Winpisinger Center

The final 2019 Spanish program concluded last week at the William W. Winpisinger Center, as the school welcomed participants from the U.S., Canada and the Territory of Puerto Rico for Spanish Leadership I. The week started and ended with excitement all around. The program was the second highest turnout for Spanish Leadership classes, with 25 […]

Sustaining a Way of Life

  Deep in the forest of northern Maine sit two rusting locomotives, seemingly frozen in time. They offer a glimpse of a booming lumber industry that used to employ thousands of Mainers, and was lucrative enough to build a railroad system in what many would refer to as “the middle of nowhere.” Time seems to […]

IAM Continues Fight for Federal Contract Worker Back Pay

More than 1 million federal contract workers went without pay during the 35-day government shutdown in early 2019, including thousands of furloughed IAM members. The IAM is fighting for the inclusion of language in the Senate’s fiscal year 2020 appropriations bill to ensure back pay to compensate federal contract workers for wages lost during the […]