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“Blackout” Q&A From Kansas Governor Kelly

  As you may know, on Sunday, the Governor issued a State of Disaster Emergency Declaration to address the challenges created by the severe winter weather conditions that are straining the electrical grid. To reduce that strain, energy companies have implemented controlled, brief periods of power outages across the state. These measures are taken preemptively […]

Kansas Department of Labor Update

Here are some important updates and facts on issues members are facing with unemployment in Kansas. 

Recently Elected District 70 Delegates from Local 639 are Officially Sworn-In

Congratulations to the recently elected District Lodge 70 delegates from Local Lodge 639. These delegates were sworn in by District 70 President and Directing Business Representative Cornell Beard during the February delegate meeting. From right to left, Terry Kyle, Jeff Grippi, and Tony Spicer. (Photo – Courtesy of Shaun Junkins)

80th Anniversary of the United Way of the Plains and AFL-CIO Community Services Partnership

Greetings Brothers and Sisters, I want to first thank you on behalf of United Way for all your past support for our AFL-CIO community services partnership. The work we all do together to make our communities a good place to live, work and raise a family would not be possible without the investment that each […]

Message from IP Martinez Regarding the IAM Grand Lodge Officer Election

Dear Sisters and Brothers: As you know, it appears likely that there will be a contested election for IAM General Secretary-Treasurer. In our proud tradition of union democracy, it is imperative that every member is aware of their right to make their voice heard. With the pandemic continuing to affect our lives, the IAM has […]

Congratulations to Local 639 Member Donna Lucas

Congratulations to IAM Local 639 member Donna Lucas for being featured in the 2021 IAM Calendar. Donna is an electrical installer at Bombardier/Learjet in Wichita, KS. Thank you, Donna, you rock, and we appreciate your participation and your membership! Anyone can order a copy of the 2021 IAM Calendar featuring winners of the 2020 IAM […]

Retired Members Benefits

Congratulations to our newest retirees throughout District 70! We hope you will continue to take an active role in your union. If you have any questions or need more information on benefits for retired IAM members, call our office at 316-522-1591.

2021 IAM Scholarship Competition Deadline Approaches

The deadline for the 2021 Scholarship Competition applications is February 12, 2021. 2021 IAM Scholarship Competition In 2020, the IAM awarded 16 scholarships valued at $64,000. The winners were selected out of over 300 applicants. The deadline for the 2021 Scholarship Competition applications is February 12, 2021. https://t.co/tB8VoNieFy pic.twitter.com/EvURJnLiSs — IAMAW District Lodge 70 (@70Iamaw) […]

Machinists Union – A Free Tax Prep Location

The Machinists Union (District Lodge 70, 3830 S. Meridian, Wichita, KS. 67217) will continue to be a location for the 2021 free tax prep service every Tuesday and Wednesday 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM, beginning on Tuesday, February 2, 2021. Call 2-1-1 today to make an appointment. 

Reminder of Grand Lodge Nominations – Saturday, January 16, 2021

Notice of Nominations and Elections for IAM International President, General Secretary-Treasurer, 6 General Vice-Presidents, 3 Delegates to A.F.L.-C.I.O., and 5 Members of the Committee on Law. Nominations for these offices can be made on Saturday, January 16, 2021, from 6:00 AM – 8:00 AM and 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM at District Lodge 70, 3830 […]

IAM Newsletter and Website Awards

We are honored to have been recognized for several categories in the IAM Newsletter and Website contest for 2019. You can view the complete results at https://contest.goiam.org/category/newsletter-website.

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Machinists Union to Conduct Grand Lodge Officer Election on April 24

The IAM will hold an election for General Secretary-Treasurer on Saturday, April 24, 2021. All members in good standing are encouraged to vote either in person or absentee. VOTE ABSENTEE It is critical that members are aware of their right to request an absentee ballot and the process for doing so. Note that it IS […]

Malala Yousafzai

Malala Yousafzai, from Pakistan, not only the youngest Nobel Prize laureate, Malala is a global symbol of the fight for female education and advancement, and more broadly, human rights advocacy. After the Taliban occupied the region in which she lived, and banned many things, including schooling for girls, Malala continued going to school and advocated […]

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