District 141’s Record Breaking Donation for Disaster Relief

October 17, 2017 Admin 0

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IAM141 President Mike Klemm presented a check for $250,000 to the IAM Disaster Relief Fund, the largest single donation in the history of the program.

The District Lodge 141 Executive Board made and approved the motion to donate $250,000 to the IAM Disaster Relief Fund. The record-shattering contribution was announced on the opening day of the IAM141 Chairman’s Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The historic donation was raised in order to address ongoing and massive flooding and storm damage caused by Hurricanes Harvey in East Texas, Irma in Florida and Maria in Puerto Rico.

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2017 SC AFL-CIO Lane Kirkland Scholarship

July 16, 2017 Admin 0

Locals must be affiliated and in good standing with the SC AFL-CIO.

Anyone in the immediate family of a union member is eligible to apply for the scholarship. Immediate family is defined as: husband, wife, child; including step, foster and grandchildren.

Applicants may reapply each year while attending college; however, only one application per student, per year shall be accepted, regardless of how many union members are in the family.

The names of applicants must be received in the state office by email only with an application and an essay selected from the following events and how this event helped … Read More...

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DL 142 2017 Scholarship Competition

January 31, 2017 Admin 0

Brothers and Sisters,

The following is a basic format for the year 2017 District #142 Scholarship Program and is intended for the guidance of all members and legal children of members who may be eligible to participate in the competition.

The competition will be open to all members in good standing of District Lodge 142 as of February 1, 2017, as well as their legal children who are 2017 graduating high school seniors.  This year’s competition will provide a First Prize of $2,500.00 and several additional $1,000.00 scholarship tuition awards.  This money will be paid directly to the college or … Read More...

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DL 141 2017 Adolph Stutz Memorial Scholarship Awards Open For Applicants

January 22, 2017 Admin 0

Sponsored by DISTRICT LODGE 141

District 141 envisions a future in which work and all people who work are valued, respected and rewarded. Education is a part of the journey towards that future.

In 2017, District 141 will once again sponsor the Adolph Stutz Memorial Scholarship, rewarding District 141 Members or family eligibles with an annual cash prize of $2000 for first place, and second place prizes of $1000 each.

The subject of the 2017 essay competition is:

““How will the recent elections affect the Labor Movement?””

This essay competition is open to children, spouses and dependent grandchildren (as defined

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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...