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Voluntary Retirement Program Meetings Scheduled for Local 839 Members

Meetings are scheduled for IAM Local 839 members who have been identified by Spirit AeroSystems Inc. as eligible participants in the Voluntary Retirement Program (VRP).

Workforce Center Job Fair in Wichita

Workforce Center Multi-Employer Job Fair – Thursday, February 20. 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Location: New Leaf Shopping Center, 2021 N. Amidon, Suite 100 Wichita KS, 67203.  https://workforce-ks.com/jobfairs/Workforce-Center-Multi-Employer-Job-Fair–February-20_155769.aspx

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   […]

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2020 Spouse Eligibility Audit Is In Progress Now

Your Response Needed by March 31, 2020 Beginning January 1, 2020, The Railroad Employees National Health and Welfare Plan and The National Railway Carriers and United Transportation Union (NRC/UTU) Health and Welfare Plan (each a “Plan”) began conducting a spouse eligibility audit, administered by Railroad Enrollment Services. With just over a month left for this […]

TCU-IAM Members, Lawmakers Rally Against Outsourcing of Amtrak Call-Center Jobs in Philadelphia.

TCU Vice President and National Legislative Director Bill DeCarlo speaks at the rally in Philadelphia TCU Members came out to fight for their jobs. Congressmen Brendan Boyle (D-Pa.) and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-Pa.) joined TCU-IAM members in front of Amtrak’s William H. Gray III 30th Street Station to protest the nation’s passenger rail corporation’s unjust removal […]

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