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Machinists Union District 70 Supports United Way of the Plains

District Lodge 70 President and Directing Business Representative, Cornell Beard encourages members and community to give to the United Way of the Plains in this year’s promotional for the United Way of the Plains Campaign.

IAM Local 774 Ratifies a New 4-Year Agreement with Textron Aviation in Wichita

Nearly 2,000 members of IAM Local 774 ratified a new 4-year collective bargaining agreement with Textron Aviation last Saturday, September 19, 2020. After a solid month of negotiating, the negotiating committee reached a tentative agreement they could recommend to members amid the current pandemic. “The focus of our negotiations with Textron Aviation was to bring […]

Members Ratify a New 4-Year Agreement with Textron Aviation

“The members have spoken. It’s time to stand together and build our union to be ready in four years.” ~ Shaun Junkins, Local 774 Chief Negotiator, and District 70’s Assistant Directing Business Representative.

Wichita, KS – Local 774 Solidarity Rally Turnout

Wichita, KS – IAM Local 774 (District 70) Hundreds of members rallied on Thursday afternoon in a show of solidarity and support of their negotiating committee amid contract negotiations with Textron Aviation. “Textron Aviation manufactures the industry’s best-in-class aircraft. Our skilled machinists are who make that possible. They deserve a best-in-class healthcare plan, pension improvements, […]

You’re Invited – Local 774 Solidarity Rally

Union members, friends, and family, you’re invited to join us on Thursday, September 10th at 4:00 p.m. in front of Century II Convention Center (Downtown Wichita, KS. 225 W. Douglas) to show solidarity and support for our union negotiating committee members who are actively bargaining a new contract agreement for us with Textron Aviation. Rain […]

District Lodge 70 Office Closing Early on Thursday, September 10

District Lodge 70 will close at 3:00 pm on Thursday, September 10, 2020. We will return to our regularly scheduled hours on Friday, September 11th. (8-5, M-F)

Celebrate Labor 2020

District 70 Representatives and staff wish you a safe and happy Labor Day!

District Lodge 70 Offices Close @ 3 PM on Friday, September 4, 2020

In observance of Labor Day, District Lodge Offices will close on Friday, September 4th at 3:00 PM and re-open on Tuesday, September 8, 2020. Thank you all, and have a safe and memorable union-negotiated holiday!

Local 774 Solidarity Rally – September 10, 2020

IAM Local Lodge 774 has been in contract negotiations with Textron Aviation for nearly three weeks and it’s time to show the union negotiators that they have our support. To show them that they have the solidarity of every Local in the District while collectively showing the company that in solidarity, we mean business.

Labor Day Drive Thru Relief Event

Since we can’t gather for our traditional Labor Day Celebration, we’ve decided to use those resources to provide support to those in need. Please share this flyer with anyone in need! ~The Wichita/Hutchinson Labor Federation

Notice of Local 639 Officer Nominations and Elections

Other News of Interest


Election 2020: What’s at Stake for IAM Members

Why is the IAM involved in politics? Politics affects everything about our lives. Legislation enacted and decisions made by elected officials impact our work lives and the ability of our union to fight for better pay and benefits for our families. There is a direct link between the ballot box and our economic and workplace […]

Keep Up the Pressure: Airline Worker Relief Expires Next Week

With the airline Paycheck Support Program (PSP) contained in the CARES Act set to expire next Wednesday, September 30, we are urging all members to continue imploring Congress to pass a clean extension of the PSP through March 2021. Adding to the urgency is the possibility of the Republican-majority Senate going on another vacation beginning […]

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