Machinists Stand With Boeing SC Workers

Machinists Union International President Robert Martinez Jr. pushed back with a strongly worded letter to the editor in response to a Charleston (SC) Post and Courier editorial board piece siding with the GOP-led National Labor Relations Board panel’s ruling that the IAM can’t unionize the 176 flight line workers at the Boeing South Carolina campus.

The four-member panel’s ruling voids the IAM’s 2018 win at the North Charleston, S.C. facility.

“The men and women at Boeing South Carolina braved negative attacks and retaliation designed to discourage workers from exercising their democratic rights,” wrote Martinez. “In fact, the NLRB regional director has found that more than a dozen unfair labor practice charges against Boeing South Carolina have merit.”

Read IP Martinez’s full letter to the editor here 

Read the IAM’s response to the NLRB ruling  

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IAM CREST Receives $75K Grant for Lobstermen Safety Training

Under the Susan Harwood Training Grant Program, the Department of Labor has awarded the IAM Corporation for Re-Employment and Safety Training (IAM CREST) a $75,000 OSHA safety training grant for Maine lobstermen.

“Creating a safer environment in the lobster industry is a goal we all share,” said IAM Eastern Territory General Vice President Jimmy Conigliaro Sr. “This grant from the DOL gives IAM CREST funding to create a useful training program that will help countless workers.”

The grant provides funding to develop and test a new program to educate workers and supervisors on the hazards associated with offloading and preparing live lobsters for transport to processing facilities.

The program is an important asset for workers in an industry which includes many small processing facilities which currently have no comprehensive training in place.

“This training grant is an important step in ensuring the safety of IAM Lobstermen and everyone involved in this industry,” said IAM Grand Lodge Representative David Sullivan. “The risks to these men and women cannot be overstated, and we applaud the Department of Labor for recognizing the need to address them.”

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Machinists Support UAW Members on Strike at GM Facilities

The Machinists Union stands with the thousands of UAW-represented General Motors’ workers who are walking the picket lines. The IAM supports the union’s pressure to ink a collective bargaining agreement that provides these GM workers with good pay and benefits.

IAM International President Robert Martinez Jr. has voiced his support for the picketers.

The IAM is also showing support on the strike line.

District 8 supports the striking UAW workers! #IAM #UAW #GMstrike #Local2114

Posted by IAM District 8 on Friday, September 20, 2019

Some locals are providing water and other resources to picketers, as well as walking alongside our UAW brothers and sisters. #solidarity

The Machinists Union Supports our UAW Brothers and Sisters On Strike! IAM’s Southern Territory Staff and Members of…

Posted by IAMAW Southern Territory on Tuesday, September 24, 2019

 

 

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Apply Now for a 2020 IAM Scholarship

The 2020 IAM Scholarship Competition is accepting applications . The competition is open to members of the IAM and their children throughout the United States and Canada. The deadline for applications is February 21, 2020. 

Apply for a 2020 IAM Scholarship.

In 2019, the IAM awarded 16 scholarships valued at $64,000.

The IAM now has a vocational-technical two-year scholarship available to both members and their children.

The IAM Scholarship Fund, which is used exclusively to make these awards possible, was established by the delegates of the 1960 IAM Grand Lodge Convention.

If you would like to receive a scholarship packet by mail, or have any questions regarding the program, please call our Scholarship Department at 301-967-4708.

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Peace, Love, Golf and Guide Dogs of America

Don’t miss out on this year’s opportunity to “drive for the dogs,” “chip for charity” and “putt for the puppies” at the annual Guide Dogs of America Charity Weekend’s golf tournament in Las Vegas on Friday, November 22, 2019.

Click here to get all the information you need to register your team or become a sponsor for this important fundraiser for the IAM’s No. 1 charity.

Better yet, take part in the entire weekend of events. Theme for this year is “Woofstock.”

You can participate in a charity sporting clay event or motorcycle ride on Thursday, November 21. The golf tournament is Friday November 22. To top off the weekend, the 39th annual Guide Dogs of America Charity Banquet takes place on Saturday, November 23.

Register today! Woofstock weekend is rapidly approaching.

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