AFL-CIO Labor 2018 Kick-Off Survey

June 28, 2018 Admin 0

06/28/2018

Members of Local Lodge 1725,

Starting last Saturday, June 23rd the national AFL-CIO  kicked off Labor 2018 Programs all across the country with Labor Walks, Phone Banks, Worksite Leafleting Programs, and more.

Here in NC with your help, we are participating by kicking off a Week of Concerted Activity, distributing the attached Issue Surveys to members and collecting their information as they pledge to be volunteers and an active part of  Labor 2018.

Please Note: The attached PDF has been updated and can now be filled out electronically and forwarded to the State Federation by just clicking the shaded … Read More...

Political Training Class at Winpisinger

May 31, 2018 Admin 0

Political Training Class

I was invited by our Distict 142 President, DaveSupplee to attend The Political Training Class at W3, (William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center).  I was thrilled and pleased to attend and represent our local. 

This class focuses on MNPL, elections, legislative issues, the political process, and the relation and importance of our involvement to politics and government.

Our class started off by assigning members to a group that would create a faux candidate and a campaign operation to get them elected. Every person in our group was assigned particular jobs that actually exist in campaigns. As … Read More...

North Carolina State Council of Machinists Spring Convention

May 29, 2018 Admin 0

The NC State Council of Machinists gathered at Pine Knolls, Atlantic Beach, NC on 26 April for its convention.

We had a two day session of business with speakers from the IAM, AFL-CIO as well as a candidate for office.

We discussed the upcoming primaries and the screenings we accomplished throughout the state to vet candidates. A discussion was held on the funding and means to sponsor the vetted candidates. How to get members involved and out to vote was a major topic of discussion. We need to find a way to stir members to action in not only voting … Read More...

Braxton Winston elected to Charlotte City Council

February 27, 2018 Admin 0

In 2017 Braxton Winston, a democrat, was elected as an at-large member of the Charlotte City Council. Braxton is a proud member of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees Union. Having a union member on the City Council is a huge advantage to the local labor movement. We were fortunate to have Braxton visit us at Victory Lodge 1725 last year to talk about his run for the council, his history and involvement in Labor Unions and what he hopes to achieve while in office. The featured image above was taken when Braxton was speaking at our Local Lodge.… Read More...

Machinists Union Responds to Election of Donald Trump

November 9, 2016 Admin 0

Washington, D.C., November 9, 2016 — Bob Martinez, International President of the nearly 600,000-member International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM), released this statement on the election of Donald Trump:

“I want to sincerely thank the thousands of IAM members and working people who voted, volunteered and made a difference in this year’s election. To those who are saddened by the result, I offer my promise that your union’s commitment to fighting for you is unwavering.

“This puts to bed questions over the depth of Americans’ anxiety over the systematic destruction of good jobs, the loss of retirement

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Casting Your Ballot

October 30, 2016 Admin 0

Early voting has begun in most states.  Make sure you get out and vote!  Not sure where to cast your vote?

You can find your polling place HERE

 

If you don’t know what candidates or issues will be on your ballot, you can find out HERE.

 

Fraternally,

Your District 142 Legislative Team… Read More...

The Machinists Non-Partisan Political League

October 9, 2016 Admin 0

The Machinists Non-Partisan Political League is the political arm of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers. It was created in 1947 to allow IAM members to gather individual contributions, coordinate political activity, and elect candidates who support IAM members and their families.

Candidates we support know that the MNPL stands for economic justice, security in the workplace and equality for every member. They do not take us for granted.

The MNPL scrutinizes each candidate thoroughly. We ask tough questions such as their positions on trade, labor law reform, economic conversion, transportation policies, and enhancement of the U.S. manufacturing … Read More...