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Local 839 Community Services Committee “Month of Guns” Raffle

The Local Lodge 839 Community Service Committee is selling a limited number of tickets for their “Month of Guns” raffle. Contact information is provided in the flyer. Good luck!

District 70 – Work Day – Saturday, April 17, 2021

Please consider volunteering at District Lodge 70 this Saturday, April 17, 2021, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm for a work day. Everyone is welcome to attend. Lunch will be provided after the work is finished.

United Way of the Plains Q1 Impact Newsletter

Organized labor and United Way are celebrating 80 years of partnership this year! Together, we are transforming lives in our community by uniting to fight for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in south-central Kansas. Every year, union members contribute time, skills, and money to improve the lives of our neighbors. Together, […]

Grand Lodge Election

2021 Doggie Bowl to Benefit Guide Dogs of America/Tender Loving Canines

IAMAW District Lodge 70 presents our 8th Annual Doggie Bowl to benefit Guide Dogs of America/Tender Loving Canines on Saturday, July 24, 2021. Registrations @ 4:00 PM, Bowling @ 5:00 PM. The event location is at Northrock Lanes, 3232 N. Rock Road, Wichita, Kansas. Printed pre-registration forms are available at District Lodge 70 offices. The […]

Today, March 24th is Women’s Equal Pay Day

Today marks the day into the next year where a woman on average meets the earnings of what an average man earned in 2020. That is a whopping 15 months. In other words, women work for free for 3 months compared to their male co-workers. If you look at a typical 9:00-5:00 work day, women […]

American Rescue Plan Highlights

The Machinists Union led the fight to pass the American Rescue Plan. Our activism saved tens of thousands of IAM airline, transit and other critical industry jobs. The post American Rescue Plan Highlights appeared first on IAMAW.

District 70 Delegates Sworn-in to Office

Vice President of District Lodge 70, Kurt Holtz swears in District delegates, (Right to Left) Kimberly Fedd (Local 774), Brian Alexander (Local 774), and Jimmy Yeager (Local 639) during the District Delegates meeting on Tuesday, March 9, 2021. Congratulations Delegates! Photo compliments of Local 839 President Dennis Williams.

“Blackout” Q&A From Kansas Governor Kelly

  As you may know, on Sunday, the Governor issued a State of Disaster Emergency Declaration to address the challenges created by the severe winter weather conditions that are straining the electrical grid. To reduce that strain, energy companies have implemented controlled, brief periods of power outages across the state. These measures are taken preemptively […]

Kansas Department of Labor Update

Here are some important updates and facts on issues members are facing with unemployment in Kansas. 

Recently Elected District 70 Delegates from Local 639 are Officially Sworn-In

Congratulations to the recently elected District Lodge 70 delegates from Local Lodge 639. These delegates were sworn in by District 70 President and Directing Business Representative Cornell Beard during the February delegate meeting. From right to left, Terry Kyle, Jeff Grippi, and Tony Spicer. (Photo – Courtesy of Shaun Junkins)

Other News of Interest


IAM District 9 Hosts COVID Vaccination Site for St. Louis Area Members

Last week IAM District 9 hosted a COVID-19 vaccination site for Machinists Union members and staff. Firefighters from Pattonville Fire District distributed over 460 shots at the Bridgeton, MO office. “Thanks to the Pattonville Fire District with the help of St. Louis County, IAM members in our area who wanted to get vaccinated had the […]

NFFE Wins Election to Represent USDA Animal Care Employees

On April 8th, the Denver regional office of the Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) confirmed that NFFE-IAM had won an election to represent over 110 federal employees at the U.S. Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) Animal Care Program. The new unit is mostly veterinarians and animal welfare inspectors tasked with […]

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