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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American Airlines Workers Industry Best Pay Rates Go into Effect

November 9, 2016 Admin 0

This month, approximately 30,000 ground workers at American Airlines will see their industry-leading wage rates reflected in their paychecks.  The wage increases for the TWU/IAM Association represented workers will average approximately 22 percent.  Mechanic and Related workers will surpass by three percent similarly classified workers at Delta Airlines.  Fleet Service, Stores/Material Logistic Specialists and Maintenance Training Specialists’ wages will increase one percent ahead of their peers at United Airlines.

“These industry-setting increases are the result of the Association Negotiating Committees’ hard work,” said Association Chairman Sito Pantoja and Vice Chairman Harry Lombardo. “These gains are only the beginning for our … Read More...

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,

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Congratulations! 1st Place Finish in the 2016 IAM Photo Contest!!

October 30, 2016 Admin 0

The winners of the 2016 IAM Photo Contest have been named and the 2017 Calendar, featuring the winning photos, is now available for order.

District 141’s own Senior Communications Coordinator, Dave Lehive, has won First Place for his photography in the 2016 IAM Photo Contest. Download and Post

Dave Lehive - District 141 Communicator.

IAM photographers from around the US and Canada compete each year to bring the best unposed photography of IAM members at work. Winning contestants are recognized, along with their work, on the GoIAM.org website.

Dave Lehive has been a working photographer and AV specialist for decades, beginning as a Communicator at Local … Read More...

DL 141: Mike Klemm, PDGC, Update October 21, 2016

October 23, 2016 Admin 0

Sisters and Brothers,

As many of you know, last year the District Lodge 141 membership proposed, and the 2015 District Lodge 141 Convention delegates approved, many bylaw amendments.

Those bylaw changes were then put to the entire membership for a referendum vote in December, 2015. One of the amendments approved by the membership changed the required number of Local Lodge endorsements to run for an elected District 141 Officer position from four to 10. Despite the fact that this bylaw amendment passed overwhelmingly, the Department of Labor (DOL) has informed District Lodge 141 that the federal agency believes it violates … Read More...

National and local labor leaders to hold largest election “block walk” in Charlotte

October 18, 2016 Admin 0

National and local labor leaders to hold largest election “block walk” in Charlotte

Charlotte, NC, October 13, 2014: The Southern Piedmont Central Labor Council affiliation of the NC State AFL-CIO is holding a Get Out the Vote canvass in Southwest Charlotte on Saturday October 18th, 2014.

“We are expecting dozens of volunteers representing local unions and special guests AFGE National President J. David Cox and NC State AFL-CIO President James Andrews” said event organizer Ashley Hawkins Howard.

The event kicks off Saturday at 9:00 AM at 1900 Crossbeam Drive in Charlotte. Volunteers will knock on doors of fellow union members … 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...

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Calendar

June 28, 2016 Admin 0
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  • October 2017 Union Meeting
    8:00 am-10:00 am
    2017.10.12

    Agenda

    • 75th Anniversary Committee Lost Time
    • NC AFL-CIO Affiliation
    • 2018 WW3 Leadership Classes
    • 2018 WW3 Departmental Classes
    • 2018 Financial Secretary Class
    • Painting Storage Container
    • Members Appreciation Committee Lost Time
    • New Laptop for Financial Secretary
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