Frightened anti-worker legislators vote to move RTW (Proposition A) to the August ballot

Frightened anti-worker legislators vote to move RTW (Proposition A) to the August ballot APRIL 24, 2018 by ADMIN in LABOR NEWS FROM OUR REGION MISSOURI WORKERS gathered at the State Capitol in Jefferson City March 28 to meet with their legislators and voice their opposition to Proposition A (RTW) and other anti-worker legislation. On Tuesday, April 24, a Missouri House committee voted to move the vote on Proposition A and whether Missouri should become a RTW state to the August primary election, when traditionally fewer voters go to the polls. – Labor Tribune photo Jefferson City – An anti-worker effort […]

National Prescription Take-Back Day is Saturday

National Prescription Take-Back Day is Saturday The IAM Employee Assistance Program urges you to turn in your unused or expired prescription medications for safe disposal this Saturday, April 28. The Take Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposal, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications. The Take Back Day provides an opportunity for Americans to prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths. Find a National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day location.

Give the Gift of Sight on International Guide Dog Day

Wednesday, April 25 is International Guide Dog Day. There is no better way to celebrate than a donation to the IAM’s favorite charity, Guide Dogs of America. Give today! Since its founding through donations by the Machinists Union in 1948, Guide Dogs of America has helped visually impaired men and women in the U.S. and Canada recover their ability to move freely and regain independence through partnership with these remarkable animals. Watch Guide Dogs Chief (in training) and Jasper make their Activate L!VE debut. GDA is funded by donations only, it does not receive any federal, state or local government support. […]

IAM Mourns with Humboldt

IAM members attending the William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center last week gathered to send a message of support to the Canadian hockey community, the town of Humboldt and all Canadians following the horrific accident that took the lives of 16 young people aboard a junior hockey league team bus. The bus carrying the junior league Humboldt Broncos team members, support staff and sportscasters was involved in a crash near Nipawin, Saskatchewan on April 6 while on the way to a playoff game. IAM members attending Arbitration, Collective Bargaining, Social Media for Organizing and TCU Local Chair classes all […]

Super Hornet upgrades add another boost at Boeing’s North County plant

By Jacob Barker St. Louis Post-Dispatch Apr 14, 2018 The first F/A-18 Super Hornet delivered to Boeing for upgrades that will expand its flight capacity, as seen on April 5, 2018. Boeing recently won a contract to increase the Super Hornet’s lifespan from 6,000 flight hours to 9,000 flight hours, a job that will extend the life of its north St. Louis County Super Hornet assembly lines as the Navy looks to upgrade hundreds of the fighters and could add a couple hundred jobs over several years. Photo by Jacob Barker On a Thursday morning this month, one of the […]

50 Years Later, Machinists March in Footsteps of Dr. King

iMail April 5, 2018 Marching among thousands in Memphis to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s death was Teddy McNeal, an African-American man and 37-year Machinists Union member who grew up on the unpaved end of a segregated street in the rural South. “Marching in the footsteps of Dr. King gives me a tremendous sense of pride,” said McNeal, 65, who is now president of the North Carolina State Council of Machinists. “I really truly believe that it was one of the highlights of my life.” McNeal, along with hundreds of IAM members and thousands more in […]

Machinists Union Pledges $1 Million to Fight Right to Work in Missouri

The IAM pledged $1 million to support “Vote No on Prop A” – a multi-million dollar effort to repeal Right to Work in the state of Missouri. The Machinists presented Missouri AFL-CIO President Mike Louis, third from left, with a check for $250,000 back in February. IAM Midwest Territory General Vice President Philip J. Gruber, left, presented Louis with another $250,000 Monday. The remaining half-million-dollars will be used to cover boots on the ground.   The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) have announced a $1 million pledge to support “Vote No on Prop A” – a multi-million […]