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A Small Round Table with Kansas Senator Roger Marshall M.D.

We appreciate Senator Roger Marshall, M.D. for attending a small round table discussion on the impact of companies who are implementing a vaccine mandate with union leaders, representatives, and members on Friday, October 15, 2021.

District 70 Video Update Regarding Company Vaccination Mandates

A video update from District 70 President and Directing Business Representative Cornell Beard regarding company vaccination mandates.  

District 70 President Submits Information Request to Spirit AeroSystems and Textron Aviation on Vaccine Mandate

In an effort to provide our members with transparency in our effects bargaining at Textron Aviation, and preliminary talks with Spirit AeroSystems we are providing the latest information request from IAM District Lodge 70 President and Directing Business Representative Cornell Beard. We remain committed to passing any solid news or information to you in relation […]

Local 774 (Flight Safety Defense Corp) Members Ratify a One-Year Agreement

Machinist members working for Flight Safety Defense Corporation ratified a one-year agreement on Monday, October 11, 2021. The new deal includes a ratification bonus, a general wage increase, increased lead pay, improved holiday language, and an increased clothing allowance. Our IAM members working for Flight Safety Defense Corporation (FSDC) are a part of the Aircrew […]

Presidential Executive Order – Vaccine Mandate Documents

Vaccine Mandate and related Presidential Executive Order Documents.

Union Negotiators Reach Tentative Agreement with Flight Safety Crew at McConnell AFB

Local 774 members of the Aircrew Training System (ATS) program, for Flight Safety, at McConnell AFB in Wichita, Kansas, will review the proposed tentative agreement during a contract ratification meeting. Members will then vote on whether to accept or reject the negotiating committee’s proposed tentative agreement. The ratification meeting and vote are scheduled for Monday, […]

Kansas Senator Roger Marshall Town Hall in Wichita Friday, Oct. 8

What is his position on Presidential Executive Order 14042?

A Message to Members from District 70 President and Directing Business Representative Cornell Beard

Spirit AeroSystems Withdraws Request to Open Early Negotiations

Spirit AeroSystems has withdrawn its request to open contract negotiations early.

Spirit AeroSystems Officially Requests to Open Contract Negotiations – Almost 2 Years Early

Spirit AeroSystems sent an employee communication regarding their request to the IAM requesting member vote to open contract negotiations early. The Local 839 contract with Spirit doesn’t expire until June 2023. 

Local 2799 Members Unanimously Ratify New Agreement with Jobbers Automotive Inc.

A good union agreement raises the standard in the industry and in the community. It’s a win for everyone. Congratulations to our local and district negotiation committee for their hard work and dedication to bring members an offer that brought unanimous ratification!

Other News of Interest


Machinists, Rep. Norcross Leading Charge for ‘Buy American’ Defense Expansion

An amendment championed by the IAM and U.S. Rep. Donald Norcross (D-NJ) that would dramatically increase domestically made procurement requirements in major defense programs has cleared a critical hurdle in Congress. The IAM, North America’s largest aerospace defense union, has been pushing the increase for years in order to strengthen the defense industrial base and […]

President Biden Honors Labor Unions, Essential Workers at White House

President Biden delivered a historic speech from the White House recognizing unions and essential workers for their sacrifices and courage in keeping America moving during the COVID-19 pandemic. The president honored the legacy of the late AFL-CIO President Rich Trumka and took a moment of silence to remember working people who have passed away from the virus.   The president called for the passage […]

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