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  • The Fight is Not Over February 14, 2019
    Washington lawmakers recently agreed on a spending package to avoid another government shutdown. The spending package includes a 1.9 percent pay raise for federal employees. It does not include back pay for more than 1 million federal contract workers, like many IAM members who work alongside federal employees from NASA to the FAA.  “The rejection […]
  • Iowa Prince Hydraulics Shutters Plant after 78 Years February 14, 2019
    More than 30 members of IAM Local 1426 in Sioux City, Iowa are out of work after their employer, Prince Hydraulics Company, permanently closed its doors Friday, January 18, 2019, without any advanced notice. The plant had been manufacturing hydraulic cylinders, valves, and pumps since 1941. “I have seen several plant closings in my time […]
  • A Harley Cinderella Story February 14, 2019
    During the Christmas break, machinist member Tony Daubs received a phone call from his local lodge president Sam Daniel. “I said, ‘You’re bluffing me Sam’ and I hung up the phone,” remembers Daubs and laughs as he tells the story. “I just couldn’t believe it was true.” But, it was! Thirty-three year IAM member Tony […]
  • IAM Members at Aberdeen Proving Grounds Ratify New Contract February 14, 2019
    Forty-two members of IAM Local 186 working as federal contractors at Aberdeen Proving Ground ratified a three-year contract with employer Jacobs Technology. The contract guarantees wage increases of 3 percent every year, improved employer contributions to health insurance, improved employer pension contributions and improved language for bereavement leave and jury duty. The members successfully resisted […]
  • Donate to the IAM Disaster Relief Fund Before the Next Disaster Hits February 14, 2019
    When natural disasters strike, the IAM Disaster Relief Fund quickly provides assistance to IAM members and families in need. Having money readily available is crucial to its effectiveness. “Our members are family and we must be prepared whenever they need our help,” said IAM International President Bob Martinez. “I am proud of how IAM districts, […]
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