Honoring the Fallen on Workers’ Memorial Day

  Nearly 200 IAM members, family and friends gathered Wednesday to mourn and honor working people who have been killed, injured or sickened on the job this past year. The IAM Safety and Health Department hosted the annual Workers’ Memorial Ceremony at the William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center in Hollywood, MD. “This year we […]

Kansas Governor Kelly Supports Striking Machinists

For nearly 60 days, retired U.S. Air Force lieutenant colonel and pilot instructor Paul Powell of Local 708 has been on strike against FlightSafety Services Corporation (FSSC). For him, it was an important moment when he heard that Kansas Governor Laura Kelly was going to stop by the strike line to show her support. “Governor Kelly […]

‘We Need Action!’: IAM Transportation Members Growing Solidarity

More than 800 members of the IAM’s largest territory, the Transportation Department, joined together in Las Vegas this week for the 2019 IAM Transportation Conference. The IAM, which represents more than 160,000 members in the airline and rail industries, is North America’s largest union in the sector. Speakers at the conference highlighted American Airlines negotiations, […]

Negotiations Set to Begin for CAE Employees

Negotiations Set to Begin for CAE Employees

Negotiations are set to begin for employees working at CAE. The negotiations committee held a general information meeting on March 10th and conducted a strike vote on March 10th and 11th. A questionnaire asking for inputs into the next contract has been provided to union members. The committee would like all inputs by April 8, […]

Tell Congress to support the WAGE ACT

The Workplace Action for a Growing Economy (WAGE) Act would amend the National Labor Relations Act to strengthen protections for workers who want to organize and promote change through forming a union or other collective action. The WAGE Act would provide stronger protections for all workers, whether they are part of a union or not, […]

Tell Your Senators to Protect Airline Workers

The House yesterday passed the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization bill that will renew the agency’s funding for another five years. The bill will provide long-term stability for the Nation’s aviation community, continue investment in U.S. airports, and make necessary reforms to improve American competitiveness and safety in aviation.   Airline labor highlights of the […]

Tell your Senators and Representative to support the Workplace Democracy Act

The Workplace Democracy Act would strengthen the middle class by restoring workers’ rights to bargain for better wages, benefits and working conditions. Declining unionization has fueled rising inequality and corporate profits are at an all-time high, while wages as a percentage of the economy are near an all-time low. The middle class is disappearing, and […]

Air Force Union strike nearing the end at McConnell

42 days. That’s how long flight safety service workers have been on strike outside the McConnell Air Force base. Daniel Rodriguez had just uprooted his family from Texas. “We heard there was a new opportunity here in KS for the KC-46. They were like hey would you want to come start up this program,” says […]

Machinists Union, AFL-CIO, Congress Fighting to Secure Back Pay

  The Machinists Union, the AFL-CIO and members of Congress are still fighting to secure back pay for federal contract workers. More than 1 million federal contract workers went without pay during the longest government shutdown in history. After GOP Senators blocked inclusion of federal contractor back pay in the funding bill that ended the […]