District 70 and the Wichita/Hutchinson Labor Federation 2013 Spirit of Labor’s Christmas Program
Application for Assistance
Application Deadline is December 12th, 2013
Would you like to volunteer during the holiday season. United Way of the Plains has volunteer opportunities available for you.
View all the opportunities
"I Am the IAM" is a section created on goiam.org that highlights the amazing stories of our extraordinary members.
Today the story of Machinist Larry Wilson is in the spotlight.
I hope you enjoy Larry's story…he is a prime example of what sets the IAMAW apart from all the rest!!
Larry is the communicator for District 70 and for Local Lodge 733.
Saturday June 22nd, 2013 at North Rock Lanes. District 70 held it's first annual bowling tournament benefiting Guide Dogs of America.
Everyone enjoyed a great evening of bowling, good, winning great prizes while helping raise money benefiting GDofA.
Thank you to everyone that participated. Hope to see you again next year. Tell all your friends, family and co-workers and be prepared for the 2nd annual bowling tournament next summer.
Help us decide which programs to fund
United Way is seeking volunteers to join its Citizens Review Process. The volunteers evaluate local agency programs and recommend funding. Volunteers will receive training and will be asked to give about 20 hours of their time during the fall, most of it during the workday. To learn more or sign up, click here.
Buffenbarger: The U.S. Air Force's Billion Dollar Mistake
In an op-ed published today in Roll Call, IAM International President Tom Buffenbarger calls on the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) and Air Force to reconsider their decision to award a contract worth billions of dollars to a foreign-owned company. The contract in question ignored formal procurement processes to award a foreign company the manufacture and delivery of 20 light air support (LAS) aircraft to the Afghan Air Force, and is set to expand to hundreds of aircraft over time.
Imagining the Future of Unions
The Kansas City Central Library and The UMKC Institute for Labor Studies present:
Bill Fletcher, Jr. - There’s no going back: Imagining the Future of Unions
Speaking on his new book: They’re Bankrupting Us and 20 Other Myths about Unions
Tuesday, March 19, 6:00 reception, 6:30 program
Central Library - 14 West 10th St.
Kansas City, MO
Bill Fletcher Jr. is a racial justice, labor and international activist and writer. His new book They’re Bankrupting Us and 20 Other Myths about Unions is on why unions are essential to their members and to democracy itself and on how working people can rebuild the labor movement. Copies of the book will be for sale, and Bill will sign them after the program.
Admission is free. RSVP 816.701.3407 or kclibrary.org
Free parking is available at the Library District Parking Garage at 10th & Baltimore.
Act Now and Contact Your State Representative
Once again the Republicans on the House Commerce, Labor, and Economic Development Committee are seeking to limit the voices of working Kansans with HB 2023 (the Senate Republicans have also introduced SB 31, which is a duplicate fo this bill).
Tomorrow at 1:30pm the committee will hold hearings on a bill (HB 2023) that would restrict the fundamental constitutional rights of public employees from engaging in political speech. Likewise important, the bill would prohibit voluntary automatic deductions for the purpose of engaging in a free democracy.
Call and e-mail them and urge them to keep government off our backs! Tell them you know how best to spend your own paycheck! Click here for more information along with e-mail address and phone numbers.
Choosing a Union Hotel Just Got a Whole Lot Easier
UNITE HERE’s brand-new Union Hotels Guide app makes it a snap to find and book a union hotel around metro DC or anywhere in the country. Just download the free app to your iPhone or iPad, search for the city you’ll be visiting and click on the green pins for union hotels while the red pins show which hotels are being boycotted. You can also search for hotels by name to find out if they’re union. The app includes hotel addresses and phone numbers, so you can easily call in your reservation. “Best of all,” says UNITE HERE, “you know you're travelling ethically and directing your dollars to responsible hotels that provide good jobs and top-notch service.”