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Local 839 Members Vote Today on the Proposed Tentative Contract Extension Agreement

Members of Local 839 will decide on the Proposed Tentative Contract Extension Agreement between IAM Local Lodge 839 and Spirit AeroSystems Inc. today at the Kansas Star Arena in Mulvane, Kansas.


Resource Fair for Laid Off Spirit AeroSystems Workers

A resource fair will be held today and tomorrow for Spirit AeroSystems workers who recently received layoff notices. The event will be held at the Century II Exhibition Hall from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. both days. 


Town Hall Meetings for Local 839 Members

Town Hall meetings have been set up for members who would like to ask the Local 839 Contract Negotiating Committee (CNC) questions regarding the proposed contract extension. Members will vote on the proposed tentative contract extension agreement between Spirit AeroSystems Inc. and the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Local Lodge 839 on Wednesday, […]


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.


Air Capital Commitment

Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL) Secretary Delia García and Deputy Secretary Brett Flachsbarth met with various union representatives at the Workforce Center in Wichita on Thursday to discuss State and Local resources being coordinated to help employees who have recently been or will be laid-off due to the mass layoff announcement at Spirit AeroSystems. The […]


United Way sets up Laid-Off Workers Fund

United Way of the Plains has set up a Laid-Off Workers Fund to assist individuals who have recently been or will be laid off from jobs in Sedgwick County. “If you have to go through a layoff; you are fortunate that you are in Wichita. We live in the most caring community in our nation […]


A Tough Start to a New Year

Machinist Union members of Local 708 working at the Sherwin-Williams Manufacturing facility in Andover, Kansas were given notice of an immediate reduction in workforce on Tuesday. “The news came unexpected,” said District 70 Business Representative, Tyson Kelly. “It is a substantial layoff for the size of facility that Sherwin-Williams operates in Andover. It’s a big […]


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Coronavirus Guidance for IAM Members

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is closely monitoring an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus. This issue affects IAM, TCU-IAM, and NFFE-IAM members who work in many different employment sectors. The IAM is providing vital information from the CDC and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to ensure […]


Remember to Register for the IAM’s 2020 Presidential Endorsement Election

Don’t miss the opportunity to help choose who the IAM should endorse for the U.S. president. Register today and be a part of the decision. As you may know, there’s a new endorsement process that gives the IAM members the opportunity to vote online for a candidate of their choice. To do so, you must register […]

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