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Second Chance Thursday (June 24) – The Wichita Police Department

The Wichita Police Department is holding another “Second Chance Thursday” on June 24, 2021. The event is an opportunity for Wichita residents to get traffic warrants cleared without going to jail. Officers will be at Bethel Life Center, 3777 S. Meridian from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Do not go to Patrol West) According to […]

Congratulations Ron Tracy on Your 55-Year IAM Service Award

2021 Doggie Bowl to Benefit Guide Dogs of America/Tender Loving Canines

IAMAW District Lodge 70 presents our 8th Annual Doggie Bowl to benefit Guide Dogs of America/Tender Loving Canines on Saturday, July 24, 2021. Registrations @ 4:00 PM, Bowling @ 5:00 PM. The event location is at Northrock Lanes, 3232 N. Rock Road, Wichita, Kansas. Printed pre-registration forms are available at District Lodge 70 offices. The […]

Volunteers Needed

Volunteers needed before and on the day of our 8th Annual Doggie Bowl on Saturday, July 24, 2021. See the flyer below for additional details.

We Remember – Memorial Day 2021

With gratitude and pride, we pay tribute to all those who served and died for our country and our freedom. We will never forget their sacrifice.

Remembering Our Heroes

Sisters and Brothers, This Memorial Day weekend, we remember military service members who have fought and died for our freedom. They were willing to put their lives on the line, at home and abroad, to defend us against all enemies, both foreign and domestic. These heroes died protecting the many freedoms we enjoy today from […]

Wichita District 70 Salutes U.S. Military with Flags of Freedom Memorial Weekend Program

IAM District 70 in Wichita, KS is partnering with the United Way of the Plains by inviting members of the community to join them in a Flags of Freedom Memorial Weekend celebration at the lodge’s union hall on Sunday, May 30. The special event will be the culmination of a two-week display of 600 American […]

Flags of Freedom Memorial Weekend Program

United Way of the Plains and District Lodge #70 invites our local union leadership and members to the Flags of Freedom Memorial Weekend Program. Sunday, May 30, 2021, 2:00 – 2:35 p.m. @ IAM District Lodge #70 I-235 and S. Meridian Ave. (3830 S. Meridian). The program will be hosted outside. In the event of […]


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KANSEL Board and Committee Cookout

For those interested in learning more about serving on KANSEL’s Board of Directors, a leadership committee, or play a bigger part in Firebirds, please join us for a meal, a good conversation, and the opportunity to find your place within our team! Founded in 1989 by members of our local Machinist Union, KANSEL was built […]

United Way of the Plains “Flags of Freedom” Underway

There’s still time to dedicate a flag in honor or memory of your veteran. Unfortunately, the deadline to have the name and branch of service of your veteran included in the full-page ad in the Wichita Eagle on Sunday, May 30th has passed. To dedicate a flag online, go to https://www.unitedwayplains.org/flags-of-freedom

Other News of Interest


Machinists Union Statement on Supreme Court Ruling on GOP Lawsuit to Strike Down Affordable Care Act

WASHINGTON, June 17, 2021 – Robert Martinez Jr., International President of the 600,000-member International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM), released the following statement regarding the Supreme Court’s ruling on the GOP’s lawsuit to strike down the Affordable Care Act: “Today’s Supreme Court ruling upholding the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act is a […]

IAM District 725, Home of UTC Outsourcing to Mexico, Pushes for Action on Protecting Aerospace Jobs

IAM District 725 Area Manager/Business Representative J.P. Fletcher recently represented the Machinists Union during U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai’s speech on trade at the AFL-CIO. Fletcher asked Tai an important question about how the Biden administration will combat outsourcing and retain Aerospace jobs in America. Tai’s speech, which focused on the importance of worker-centered trade, […]

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