Category: Local News

How the Executive Orders Affect Federal Workers

PRESIDENTIAL EXECUTIVE ORDERS GUIDELINES TO FOLLOW The recent presidential executive orders end 40 years of legislative support for the right of federal union representatives to help colleagues file grievances, address sexual harass­ment claims, and gain whistle-blower protection. The orders will make it so that employers can use excessive punishment on employees for minimal issues, including […]

Striking Local 708 Members Back to Work

IMAIL October 22, 2019 “The members of Local 708 stood in solidarity and were able to obtain several gains in their agreement,” said Chief Negotiator Tyson Kelly. “We do not arrive at the bargaining table to negotiate strikes; we are there to bargain for reasonable agreements and that is what we were able to achieve […]

Local Lodge Elections

Nominations for the Executive Board of the Local Lodge have closed. Voting will take place on December 17, 2019. Voting times are currently scheduled to take place 7-9 am and 1:30-3:30 pm at the Base Exchange by the coffee shop and during the General Membership meeting at 5 pm at the Friendship in. The newly […]

Tough Conversations in the South

From IMAIL August 27, 2019 America Doesn’t Work Without Workers was the theme of the 2019 Southern States Conference of Machinists (SSCM) held recently in San Antonio, TX.  This concept resonated with the nearly 200 delegates from the IAM’s southern territory who gathered to talk about work, politics and everything in between. “The SSCM is […]

Join the Petition to Support IAM Members at Boeing South Carolina

Let’s keep the pressure on Boeing Co. to reinstate our fellow IAM members who were unjustly fired at the company’s campus in North Charleston, S.C. Please sign the petition urging Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg to immediately allow the workers to return to work. As you may know, a National Labor Relations Board region recently found merit in […]

Machinists, IBEW Reach Tentative Agreement with General Electric

WASHINGTON, Aug. 7, 2019 – Negotiating committees for the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) at General Electric reached a tentative agreement with the company that offers significant improvements to the company’s proposal that was previously rejected by the membership. The IAM and IBEW committees recommend the […]

50 Years Ago, Machinists Push to the Moon

  IMAIL July 16, 2019 Fifty years ago, NASA launched its epic Apollo 11 flight placing man on the moon for the first time. The mission was aided by scores of Machinists Union members. The eight-day Apollo mission started with the July 16, 1969 takeoff of a Saturn V rocket from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center […]

One Year Deal for Machinists at McConnell AFB

From IMAIL, June 13, 2019 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 […]

IAM Voices Activate in Las Vegas

June 6, 2019 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. […]