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NOTICE TO MEMBERS: National Labor Relations Board Settlement Agreement

This is a NOTICE TO MEMBERS regarding an NLRB settlement agreement that must be posted on the District Lodge 70 and Local Lodge 774 websites for 60 days.


2019 Spirit of Labor’s Angel Tree Christmas Program Coming Soon

More information on giving and volunteering for this heart-warming program coming in November.


Local 708 Members On Strike Against Sherwin-Williams Ratify Deal

Congratulations to our Brothers and Sisters of Local 708 who’ve ratified an agreement with Sherwin-Williams after 19 days on an unfair labor strike.


Local 708 Solidarity Food Drive

We support Local 708 members on an unfair labor strike against Sherwin-Williams! We hope you will too!


Still Striking at Sherwin-Williams

To many, ten days may not seem like a long time. But for a worker on strike, ten days can feel like forever. But for the more than ninety machinist members from Local 708 on strike against Sherwin-Williams in Andover, KS, there really was no other choice but to walk. Not just for themselves, but for the […]


Machinists Strike at Sherwin-Williams

For the first time in nearly half a century, more than ninety machinist union members from Local 708 working at Sherwin Williams in Andover, Kansas have made the arduous decision to demand justice on the job for themselves and all workers by going out on strike. The strike started at midnight on Saturday, September 28 […]


Local 708 Members at Sherwin Williams Reject Contract Offer

The Local 708 membership working at Sherwin Williams in Andover, Kansas has made the difficult decision to REJECT the company’s contract offer and to strike. The strike will begin at 12:01 am tonight. Members will meet in the Butler Community College Parking lot to discuss strike line protocol at 11:30 pm tonight.


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 […]


Attention: IAM Members

An avenue for members to use their voice in determining who the IAM will endorse in the 2020 U.S. Presidential Primary Election. https://iam2020.org/


A Day of Rememberance

That day we watched unspeakable acts of evil unfold. But we also witnessed incredible courage, outpourings of human kindness, fierce solidarity; and that is what will be remembered, along with thousands of innocent souls who perished that day. 


Local 708 Negotiators Request Federal Mediation at Sherwin Williams Negotiations

    We stand united with the hard-working members of Local 708 at the Sherwin-Williams Manufacturing plant in Andover, Kansas, who are fighting for a good collective bargaining agreement! FOR UPDATES ON NEGOTIATIONS, GO TO: WWW.D70IAM.ORG/LL708 OR WWW. FACEBOOK.COM/IAM708  


Other News of Interest


Striking Local 708 Members Back to Work

“The members of Local 708 stood in solidarity and were able to obtain several gains in their agreement,” said Chief Negotiator Tyson Kelly. “We do not arrive at the bargaining table to negotiate strikes; we are there to bargain for reasonable agreements and that is what we were able to achieve for our brothers and […]


Tell the Senate to Support Repeal of So-Called ‘Cadillac Tax’

Thank you for helping us get the House to successfully pass the bipartisan Middle-class Health Benefits Tax Repeal of 2019. That 419-to-6 vote moves us closer to our goal of getting both the House and Senate to pass the legislation that would repeal the 40 percent health benefits tax on employer-sponsored healthcare, also known as […]

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