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  • New FAA Bill Includes a Ten Hour Rest Period Rule for Flight Attendants June 27, 2017
    The House Transportation Committee is considering an FAA Reauthorization Bill that directs the Department of Transportation (DOT) to revise current rules for flight attendant rest. The bill would require them to be given a rest period of at least 10 uninterrupted hours. This important safety change replaces the current eight-hour rest period. The bill would also […]
  • GOP-Controlled Congress Targeting DOD Workers, Contractors June 27, 2017
    A dangerous proposal in Congress is risking our national security in an attempt to gut the workplace rights of Department of Defense (DOD) employees and contractors. Behind closed doors, the Senate Armed Services Committee is considering proposals in the 2018 defense spending bill (NDAA) to exempt DOD from complying with the Service Contract (SCA) and Davis-Bacon acts. That […]
  • Working People Mobilize to Delay Senate Healthcare Bill June 27, 2017
    Machinists Union members activated their voices this week to oppose a healthcare bill that makes working people pay billions while Washington steals coverage from millions. On Tuesday afternoon, Senate Republicans caved to the pressure.   BREAKING: #HealthcareBill vote delayed until after July 4 recess due to lack of support. We all did this. And we’re […]
  • Ohio District Taking the Fight to ‘Right-to-Work’ June 27, 2017
    Four months, three states, 19 cities and more than 14,000 IAM members – that was the road map District 54 President/Directing Business Representative T. Dean Wright, Jr., set out to travel. Wright felt it was his obligation to IAM members to sound the alarm on the dangers of “right-to-work” legislation. Back in February, when winter […]
  • URGENT: Tell Congress to Protect Airline Customer Service Agents from Assault June 27, 2017
    Today is the day to call your U.S. representative and ask them to stand up against assault on Customer Service Agents at U.S. airports. Across the country, an increasing number of Airline Customer Service Representatives are being physically assaulted on a daily basis. Some of these injuries have been life-altering. CALL NOW: 202-224-3121 Tell your […]
  • IAM Associate General Counsel David Neigus Retires June 27, 2017
    Effective April 1, 2017, David Neigus has retired after 17 years as IAM Associate General Counsel. Prior to joining the Machinists in 1999, Neigus worked for the International Brotherhood of Teamsters and served as its General Counsel from 1998 to 1999.  He also served as Adjunct Professor of Labor Law at Catholic University in Washington, […]
  • IAM Drivers Guild Wins In-App Tipping for Uber Drivers Nationwide June 22, 2017
    Thanks to pressure from thousands of ride-hail drivers joining together in the IAM’s Independent Drivers Guild, Uber riders across the United States will soon be able to tip straight from Uber’s app. The company had long resisted the change, but a campaign led by the IDG—a Machinists Union affiliate—is poised to force Uber’s hand in […]
  • Lockheed Martin $40 Billion F-35 Deal Means IAM Jobs June 22, 2017
    Lockheed Martin is nearing a deal worth between $35 billion and $40 billion to supply 440 F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter jets to the United States and 10 allied nations over the next several years. The proposed deal announced at the International Paris Air Show promises job security for hundreds of IAM members in […]
  • IAM Holds First Annual Al Granado Guide Ride in Mobile June 22, 2017
    The IAM’s Mobile, Alabama office raised more than $7,000 for Guide Dogs of America on Saturday as part of the first ever Al Granado Hawgs for Dogs Guide Ride. The event honored IAM organizer Al Granado, who led the Mobile office before his unexpected passing last fall.  “A special thanks goes out to all of […]
  • IAM Members in Canada Mobilize to Halt Anti-Union Legislation June 22, 2017
    True to their word, the Liberal Government in Canada, led my Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, has eliminated anti-union legislation with the passing of Bill C-4. Two old pieces of legislation, both created by the Harper Conservatives through private members bills from backbenchers, were a sore point with the IAM and other unions. Bill C-377 required […]
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