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Machinists Unite for Cause

The event was the brainchild of Local 774 member Kimberly Fedd who returned from the Women’s Leadership class in October 2018 with a mission. She wanted to create a local IAM event for breast cancer awareness. That idea became reality last week as the inaugural Machinists United for Mammos event found its place in history. “There are […]


8th Annual Robert Martinez Jr. Golf Fundraiser

Please join us on Sunday, September 22, 2019, at Sand Creek Sation Golf Course in Newton, KS for the District 70’s 8th Annual RMJ Golf Fundraiser to benefit Guide Dogs of America. The Flyer and Registration for the event are provided below if you’d like to print one or feel free to stop by the […]


Labor Day Picnic

Wichita/Hutchinson Labor Federation will host their Annual Labor Day Picnic BBQ and Bingo Saturday, August 31, 2019, Noon to 4:00 PM.


Join in Today’s ‘No Vote on NAFTA 2.0 Until It’s Fixed Call-in’ Day

We need your help on this one, Brothers and Sisters! Please join us in today’s National “No Vote on NAFTA 2.0 Until It’s Fixed” Call-In Day. We are urging you to call 1-855-973-4213 to leave a message for your member of Congress to promise not to support the Trump administration’s revised NAFTA trade deal unless it addresses some […]


Machinists, IBEW Members Vote to Accept Contract at General Electric

WASHINGTON, Aug. 9, 2019 – Approximately 1,375 members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) voted overwhelmingly on Friday, Aug. 9 to accept an improved contract offer from General Electric. IAM and IBEW members in General Electric’s aviation and medical divisions accepted the deal after […]


Machinists, IBEW Reach Tentative Agreement with General Electric

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: DeLane Adams, IAM 301-609-1387 dadams@iamaw.org WASHINGTON, Aug. 7, 2019 – Negotiating committees for the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) at General Electric reached a tentative agreement with the company that offers significant improvements to the company’s proposal that was previously […]


IAM CBC Negotiations Day 1– Sunday, August 4, 2019 #2

The initial meeting Sunday afternoon between the union and company, began with introductions by both parties. IAM Collective Bargaining Director Craig Norman made an opening statement for the IAM and Director of Manufacturing Randy Middleton for the IBEW. John Burke made and opening statement for GE Company. We then proceeded with your IAM Local Lodge […]


IAM CBC Negotiations Day 1 – Sunday, August 4, 2019 #1

Your IAM CBC Negotiation Committee arrived in Louisville, KY on Saturday evening and began meeting on Sunday morning August 4, 2019. Local Lodges 912, 1916, 439, 78 negotiating committees were all present at the meeting. Also attending the meeting were representatives from IBEW. Your committee prepared proposals and discussions on Healthcare, (i.e. Option 1, Option […]


NLRB Notice To Employees And Members

Please Note: NLRB Settlement Agreement regarding a charge made by a Spirit member.


August 2019 – Staying Connected

Read the August 2019 edition of the District Lodge 70 newsletter, Staying Connected online. 


IAM Members at GE Reject Final Contract Offer

IAM members at General Electric have collectively rejected the company’s final contract offer by an overwhelming margin. The IAM has served GE with the 10-day strike notification. The IAM will officially begin the strike on August 12, 2019, at 12:01 am. IAM Representatives and the Negotiating Committees are ready and willing to meet with GE […]


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Ohio, West Virginia Machinists Focus on the Future

Delegates from across Ohio and West Virginia gathered in Cleveland last week for the annual Ohio State Council of Machinists (OSCM) meeting. A full house gathered to prepare for the 2020 elections. OSCM President T. Dean Wright, Jr. set the tone early, explaining the foundations for how the labor movement has traditionally chosen candidates endorsed […]


This Is Maine and This Is What We Do

Newly proposed federal regulations, from the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration or NOAA, protecting the endangered right whale, has Mainefishermen worried about the survival of their industry and the livelihood of their communities. The post This Is Maine and This Is What We Do appeared first on IAMAW.

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