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WSU Tech Offers Free Tuition to Laid-Off Avaiation Workers

To learn more about the program, visit WSU Tech on the web at https://wsutech.edu/communityresources/. You can also see other resources at: https://www.d70iam.org/marios-food-pantry/


District Lodge 70 – 2020 Election Requirements

Important information on the District Lodge 70 Election Requirements for candidates. The information is also good educational information for members who are interested in this process. To view the District Lodge 70 – 2020 Election Requirements click here.


IAM Mourns the Loss of Retired Grand Lodge Auditor Black

Theron Sylvester Black, a former Grand IAM Lodge Auditor, died Tuesday, February 4. He was 100. Black was a longtime IAM member who was lauded for his contributions to the organization, in addition to his service to the country. In 2013, Black was honored with the IAM’s 70-year Veteran Award and honorary pin for his many years […]


2020 Local & District Lodge 70 Elections

2020 Local and District Elections are coming quickly, do you have your current address up to date? To ensure you are being notified of important IAM information, please make sure that District Lodge 70 has your current address on file.


Staying Connected – January/February 2020

A member connection to everything IAM. District and Local news that affect our lives as Machinists in the Air Capital of the world. 


IAM Local 839 Members Vote to “Accept” the Porposed 3-Year Contract Extension Agreement with Spirit AeroSystems in Wichita

IAM Local 839 members have voted to “accept” the proposed 3-year contract extension agreement with Spirit AeroSystems in Wichita.


Proposed Tentative Agreement Details Between Spirit AeroSystems and IAMAW Local 839

Below you will find the proposed tentative agreement that was reached between Spirit AeroSystems Inc. and the IAMAW Local 839 Contract Negotiating Committee. It is a “Letter of Understanding” proposing a 3-year contract extension that will not take effect unless members ratify the agreement. If this proposed tentative agreement is rejected by members, the current […]


IAM Local 839 Contract Extension Negotiation Update

A letter was sent to update Local 839 members of the contract extension negotiations that took place over the weekend between Spirit AeroSystems and their Local 839 Contract Negotiating Committee. The overview items are: • 3-year contract extension • General Wage Increase • Core Insurance cost containment • Additional bereavement benefits • COLA (Cost of […]


IAM Honors MLK’s Legacy

“Be a bush if you can’t be a tree. If you can’t be a highway, just be a trail. If you can’t be a sun, be a star. For it isn’t by size that you win or fail. Be the best of whatever you are.”   —Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., October 26, 1967   […]


All Labor Has Dignity

Sisters, Brothers and Friends of the IAM, Like so many other social justice warriors, Dr. King realized that inequality is a threat to our democracy. He spent his life fighting and calling for economic justice. King realized that inequality is a threat to our democracy—right until the very end. As we pause to celebrate his […]


Local 839 Members “Approve” Contract Extension Negotiations with Spirit

Early Saturday morning January 18, 2020 the vote tallies show that Local 839 members “approve” of entering into negotiations with Spirit AeroSystems on an extension to their current collective bargaining agreement.


Other News of Interest


Machinists Union, Southwest Airlines Negotiations Headed for Mediation

WASHINGTON, Feb. 14, 2020 — After more than two years of negotiations with Southwest Airlines, the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) today announced it invoked its right to mediation with the National Mediation Board (NMB) to help resolve the dispute over a new contract for 7,852 Southwest Airlines Passenger Service and Reservation employees. […]


IAM Mourns with Local 1202 Members One Year After Henry Pratt Shooting

This week marks the one-year anniversary of the tragic shooting at Henry Pratt Company in Aurora, IL that injured many and claimed the lives of five employees, including two IAM Local 1202 members: IAM Local 1202 Committee Chairman Russell Beyer, IAM Local 1202 member Vicente Juarez, Plant Manager Josh Pinkard, Human Resources Manager Clayton Parks […]

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