See the letter below from District Lodge 70 regarding an opportunity for members to review and make recommendations to resolutions being presented during the 40th IAM Grand Lodge Convention for consideration.
IAMAW District Lodge 70 has partnered with the Southwest Wichita Neighborhood Association for a FREE Neighborhood Cleanup on Saturday, September 24, 8:00 a.m. – Noon. Putting action behind our motto “Justice on the Job and Service to the Community”! Volunteers welcome. The maps below show the area neighborhood residents who qualify.
Textron Aviation Bargaining Unit Employees will Receive a 6.5% General Wage Increase on September 18, 2022
On Tuesday, August 23, 2022, District 70 President Cornell Beard signed an agreement with Textron Aviation to have the general wages increased for bargaining unit employees by 4% on September 18, 2022. This is in addition to the 2.5% increase guaranteed in the 2020 collective bargaining agreement, also on September 18, 2022. Bargaining unit employees […]
Each year the IAM, its Districts, and Locals plan fundraising events that support the mission of Guide Dogs of America – Tender Loving Canines, which is dedicated to providing guide dogs and instruction in their use, free of charge, to blind and visually impaired men and women from the United States and Canada so they […]
Congratulations to the delegates attending the 44th Annual Kansas State AFL-CIO Community Services Conference in downtown Wichita this week, celebrating an 80-year partnership between Labor and the United Way. The conference was a wealth of information where delegates learned to watch for signs of mental health-related distress and the new 9-8-8 number to call, text, […]
Union Label Delegates, please note: We will be conducting the August delegate meeting as scheduled, although you will not receive a meeting notice in the mail for the August meeting. We apologize for any inconvenience. The delegate meeting starts at 7:30 p.m. in Machinists Hall, 3830 S. Meridian, Wichita, KS 67217.
The Wichita/Hutchinson Labor Federation will host the 2022 Labor Day Picnic at the Machinists Union building at 3830 S. Meridian, in Wichita on Saturday, September 3, 2022. Free food, bring the family!
The skilled Scale Technicians at Tyson Fresh Meats in Holcomb, Kansas are Local 1989 members fighting for working people across this great nation. Please help us support our Local 1989 brothers on strike against Tyson Fresh Meats by bringing non-perishables and school supplies to District Lodge 70, 3830 S. Meridian, Wichita, KS 67217. Monday -Friday, […]
In preparation for Kansas statewide elections on August 2, 2022, https://imvotingunion.com has been updated with candidate endorsements from last week’s Kansas AFL-CIO Cope Convention. Users can enter their home address and find candidates that the Labor Federation has endorsed in their area. No need to know your district numbers in advance. In addition to endorsements, […]
IAM International President Robert Martinez Jr. has appointed Julian Bruner, a longtime District 70 activist and representative, as a Southern Territory Special Representative. The appointment was effective July 1, 2022. Bruner, known by most people around the IAM as “Juice,” initiated into Wichita, KS IAM Local 733 in 1996 when he was hired into Raytheon […]
IAM Local 1989 members on strike against Tyson Fresh Meats in Holcomb, Kansas, share from the strike line why they voted to strike. These long-term skilled workers deserve to be treated with dignity and respect. That begins with a good contract offer. ✊💪
Legislation Introduced Giving Maryland Public Library Employees the Right to Join Unions-Machinists Union Urges Alcoa To Stop Planned Demolition-IAM District 751 President Selected to Serve on FAA Safety Panel
LEGISLATION INTRODUCED GIVING MARYLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY EMPLOYEES THE RIGHT TO JOIN UNIONS: The IAM is supporting legislation sponsored by Maryland State Del. Steve Johnson (D-34A), which would provide a consistent process for employees of unorganized public library systems in Maryland to form a union and collectively bargain. State Sen. Nancy King (D-39) is cross-filing the legislation […]
IAM members recently participated in Critical Incident Response Training, (CIRT) at the IAM’s Winpisinger Center. Brother Daniel Wicklem of IAM Local 737 gives his report on the importance of this training. The main goal of the CIRT program is to train participants on how to best help members cope with the effects of a traumatic […]