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Local 839 – Out of Work Stamps

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District Lodge 70 Offices Closed Until Monday, October 19

The District Lodge 70 offices will be closed until Monday, October 19th for sterilization due to a positive COVID-19 case. The District meeting for Tuesday, October 13, 2020, has been canceled.

Join The Fight

Your support helps foster individual and collective success in our community. Every person in our community has the power to create real change. We offer many ways to give financially and make it easy to see your impact. Learn more at United Way of the Plains

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Awareness surrounding breast cancer is incredibly important as early detection, often through screening, can catch the disease when it is most treatable.

Information on the Kansas Department of Labors Lost Wages Assistance Program

To learn more about the Lost Wages Assistance Program from the Kansas Department of Labor go to https://www.dol.ks.gov/ui-faqs/lwa 

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)

Other News of Interest


Broken Promise: United Technologies in California

In July of 2018, United Technologies Corporation (UTC) informed IAM Local 755 they were going to lay off approximately 300 members from their Chula Vista, CA facility. IAM members have been making aerospace components at that location since 1941. “They’ll go to the cheapest corner of the world to make a profit,” said Juan Villalobos, […]

Machinists Union: Reported U.S.-Brazil ‘Mini’ Trade Deal is Another Example of Trump’s Broken Promises

WASHINGTON, Oct. 19, 2020 — Machinists Union International President Robert Martinez Jr. released the following statement regarding a reported “mini” U.S.-Brazil trade deal: “If recent reports are true, the Trump administration is working on a trade deal that will send more U.S. jobs out of our country, this time to Brazil. As reported today, in […]

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