Association Update: Holiday Arbitration

November 7, 2022 Louis Gilmore 0

7 November 2022 |At the end of last week, we were informed by Arbitrator Dana Eischen that he needs to reschedule the Article 22 – Holiday Arbitration scheduled to start on December 1. 2022. At his request, we have rescheduled the hearing to begin on February 2 and, if necessary, Feb 3, 2023.

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Machinists Union’s Coalition of Organized Retail Employees Wins Historic Organizing Campaign to Represent Towson, Md. Apple Workers

June 20, 2022 Louis Gilmore 0

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June 18, 2022

Machinists Union’s Coalition of Organized Retail Employees Wins Historic Organizing Campaign to Represent Towson, Md. Apple Workers

TOWSON, Md., June 18, 2022 – Over 100 Apple store employees in Towson, Md., who recently organized into the Coalition of Organized Retail Employees (CORE), have overwhelmingly voted to join the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM).

The National Labor Relations Board vote count was announced on Saturday, June 18.

CORE and IAM sent a letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook in May 2022 informing him of the decision to organize their union, listing “access to rights we do not currently have” as a driving reason for the move, which has strong support … Read More...

Delegates Elected to 2022 District 141 Convention

June 9, 2022 Admin 0

The following delegates have been elected to represent our members at the 2022 District 141 Convention. Thank you to everyone who came out to vote tonight. We appreciate your solidarity!

Chris Johnson

Lisa Leathers

Nolan Arnold

April Adcock

Alan Dreenen

Daryl Current

Debra Stubblefield

Juvonna MArtin

Fred Butts

Zenira Wiggins

Jimarrus Cunningham

Mike Knoble

Christopher Brown

Helena Thornton

Tami Travis

Amir Johnson

Jason Wells 

William alvarez

Renae Miller… Read More...

*MUST READ* Golf Outing Venue Change

May 18, 2022 Admin 0

May 18, 2022

Attention all Victory Lodge members planning to participate in the Golf Outing on May 25th, 2022.

There has been a change of venue. The golf outing will now take place at:

RENAISSANCE GOLF COURSE (Harry L. Jones) 1525 Tyvola Rd. Charlotte, NC 28217

Shotgun start is at 8:00AM

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David Lehive Appointed IAM Communications Representative

April 15, 2022 Admin 0

April 14, 2022

IAM International President Robert Martinez Jr. has appointed David J. Lehive as a Headquarters Communications Representative, effective April 14, 2022.

Lehive, formerly the IAM District 141 Communications Director, is an award-winning communicator with a long history of telling worker stories and helping to develop and implement strategies that advance the goals and brand of the IAM.

“The IAM is fortunate to welcome Dave on board at Headquarters after many great years of service to our members at District 141,” said Martinez. “Our members across North America will quickly get to know Dave as a passionate and dedicated … Read More...

Edison Fraser Appointed IAM Air Transport Territory Chief of Staff

April 15, 2022 Admin 0

April 14, 2022

IAM International President Robert Martinez Jr. has appointed Edison Fraser, currently, IAM Transportation Coordinator, to serve as IAM Air Transport Territory Chief of Staff. The creation of the Air Transport Territory, which will be led by Richard Johnsen, and the appointment of Fraser are effective May 1, 2022.

Fraser, a 19-year IAM member, has served as Transportation Coordinator since June 2021. Under the leadership of Johnsen and Fraser, the new Air Transport Territory will continue with the progress made toward securing strong contracts, organizing new members, increasing membership communications, and fighting for increased staffing and other … Read More...

Richard Johnsen to Become General Vice President of New IAM Air Transport Territory

April 8, 2022 Admin 0

April 7, 2022

The IAM Executive Council has taken action to create an IAM Air Transport Territory, consisting of all IAM air transport members in the United States. Richard Johnsen, currently IAM Chief of Staff to the International President, will join the IAM Executive Council as Air Transport General Vice President.

The creation of the IAM Air Transport Territory, which will include IAM District 141 and IAM District 142, and the appointment of Johnsen as General Vice President, are both effective May 1, 2022.

The IAM, representing more than 100,000 air transport members, is the largest air transport union … Read More...

IAM Creates Rail Division to be Led by Josh Hartford for TCU/IAM, IAM District 19 Members

April 8, 2022 Admin 0

April 7, 2022

IAM International President Robert Martinez Jr. has appointed Josh Hartford, who has served as an IAM District 19 General Chairman since 2017, as Special Assistant to the International President for the IAM Rail Division. The Transportation Communications Union (TCU/IAM) and IAM District 19, which combined represent tens of thousands of railroad workers, will be charter members of the IAM Rail Division and remain separate entities with the same current authority over all Local Lodges within their jurisdiction.

Hartford’s appointment and the creation of the IAM Rail Division are both effective May 1, 2022.

The announcement is … Read More...