Machinists Union Demands Employers Bargain Over Vaccine Mandate

September 16, 2021 Admin 0

September 14, 2021

The Biden administration recently ordered the U.S. Labor Department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to develop a rule requiring employers with 100 or more employees to ensure their workforce is fully vaccinated or require unvaccinated workers to produce a weekly negative COVID-19 test result. 

The IAM will closely examine the final rule and its full effect on different industries and employers once the rule is final.

“The IAM places the highest priority on the health and safety of our members at all times,” said IAM International President Robert Martinez Jr. “We continue to demand that employers … Read More...

Make Your Voice Heard in the IAM’s COVID-19 Workplace Survey

June 8, 2020 Admin 0

June 4, 2020

IAM CREST wants to hear from you. Please consider taking part in the IAM CREST COVID-19 Survey on how employers have resumed or maintained operations during this pandemic.

IAM CREST is working with the AFL-CIO, ICWUC and NIH via various work groups regarding how employers are handling the COVID-19 situation in the workplace. This information will be compiled, analyzed and shared with the partners and IAM leadership.

Every effort will be made for responses to remain anonymous and participants will only be contacted by IAM CREST if they indicate they are interested in COVID-19 training. Please submit your responses … Read More...

EAP – Helping Hands Special Edition VI – Facing Coronavirus

April 29, 2020 Admin 0

As communities across the United States take steps to slow the spread of COVID-19 by limiting close contact, people are facing new challenges and questions about how to meet basic household needs, such as buying groceries and medicine, and completing banking activities. The following information provides advice about how to meet these household needs in a safe and healthy manner.

Find additional information for people who are at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19….


COVID-19 Info/Resources for NC & SC Residents

April 16, 2020 Admin 0

EAP is recommending residents of North Carolina and South Carolina visit these websites for help with resources and information related to the ongoing Covid-19/Coronavirus crisis.

Remember there is a lot of information out there and your EAP department is working hard to find the best resources for our members.

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Machinists Union Demands CDC Protect Transportation Workers

April 10, 2020 Admin 0

April 10, 2020

The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) today called on the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to increase access to novel coronavirus testing for the nation’s air, rail and transit workers.

“While transportation workers have answered the call in the most patriotic and caring ways possible, they are also contracting the novel coronavirus at alarming rates,” said IAM General Vice President Sito Pantoja, IAM District 19 President Mike Perry, IAM District 141 President Mike Klemm and IAM District 142 President Dave Supplee in a letter to the Director of the CDC, Robert Redfield MD. “Sadly,
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National Group Protection Offers Supplemental Program During LOA

April 9, 2020 Admin 0

April 9, 2020

With the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and the impact it has taken on our work groups, National Group sent us the message below. 

NGP is committed to support you and your members during these difficult times.  We’ve been working to put in place a range of actions to support members who are enrolled in the NGP supplemental benefits program, and proactively address their coverage concerns.

We realize many members will participate in the Leave of Absence programs that are being offered by various carriers.  The following special provisions apply to those members within District 142 who take an Read More...