NC State AFL-CIO Southern Piedmont Central Labor Council Legislative breakfast

February 28, 2017 Admin 0

Members of our Legislative Committee attended the NC State AFL-CIO Southern Piedmont Central Labor Council Legislative breakfast hosted by the IBEW.

Maureen Kelly, Renae Miller, Charlie Hines and Helena Thornton volunteered their time on Saturday, February 25th to listen and be involved in discussion with invited guests that included Senator Joel Ford and NC House Representatives Chaz Beasley, Mary Belk and John Torbett.

The two main topics of discussion were raising wages within the next 5 years to $15.00 starting minimum and restoring unemployment benefits at were slashed in 2013.

Here are a few pictures from the breakfast.

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South Carolina Boeing Workers to Vote on IAM Representation

January 31, 2017 Admin 0

Boeing workers who build the 787 Dreamliner in North Charleston, SC will have the chance to vote to join the IAM.

The IAM filed a petition on January 20, with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to hold a secret-ballot union election for approximately 2,850 production employees at the Boeing Co. in North Charleston, S.C.

“Boeing workers just want to be treated with the respect they deserve,” said IAM Boeing SC Lead Organizer Mike Evans. “Why should they be subject to a different set of standards and rules than folks building the exact same plane in Seattle?”… Read More...

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Legislative Committee

January 31, 2017 Admin 0

Your Legislative Committee works hard behind the scenes to make sure those in government on a federal, state and local level are aware of and appreciate our concerns and needs. We are a powerful voice for Labor and have crafted a reputation for honesty and integrity when dealing with our elected officials and our membership.

Stay tuned for updates here from your Legislative Committee. We have a lot of work to do!!… Read More...

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Legislative Committee Report – May 2016

May 15, 2016 Admin 0

IAM Legislative Conference a Success in Washington, DC

During our most recent trip on May 9th to the Legislative Conference held in Washington DC, myself and Greg Lance from the 1725 Legislative Committee had the opportunity to spend numerous hours on Capitol Hill lobbying on issues that directly affect our members.

We visited several members in the US House and Senate taking on issues like Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), Glass Stegal Act Repeal, Assaults on Customer Service Agents and many other issues. We also got the opportunity to thank Congresswoman Alma Adams of North Carolinas 12th District for her support … Read More...