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IAM National Pension Fund Representatives in Wichita

IAM members in the IAM National Pension Fund (IAMNPF) who have questions or would like to speak to representatives from the IAMNPF, meetings will be held today, Tuesday, July 16, 2019, through Thursday, July 18, 2019, in Machinists Hall, 3830 S. Meridian, Wichita KS, 67217 or at Aero Lodge 839, 3917 E. MacArthur, Wichita KS […]


District 70 President/Directing Business Representative Message to Local 839

A message to Local 839 members from President/DBR, Cornell Beard…


National Night Out August 13, 2019

Games, Food and Fun! Hot dogs, cotton candy, snow cones, and drinks will be provided! Food will be served from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Please, NO alcohol! EVENT TIME 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM @ Machinists Hall 3830 S. Meridian Wichita, KS 67217  


Machinists Union Applauds Rejection of General Electric’s Concessionary Contract Offer

International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) General Vice President Brian Bryant issued the following statement in response to IUE-CWA’s members’ rejection of the General Electric’s concessionary contract offer.   “The IAM applauds the decision by the IUE-CWA GE members to reject this concessionary contract offer,” said Bryant. “The IAM supports going back to […]


District 70’s 7th Annual Doggie Bowl July 27, 2019

IAMAW District 70 presents the 7th Annual Doggie Bowl on Saturday, July 27, 2019. Registration begins at 4:00 PM, Bowling at 5:00 PM. Registration NOW includes AJ’s Pizza for 1 hour. $30.00 per person entry fee by Tuesday, July 23, or $35.00 per person after July 23, 2019. $300 Lane Sponsor, includes a banner with […]


July 2019 – Staying Connected

The July 2019 edition of the District Lodge 70 newsletter is available for pick-up at Machinists Hall 3830 S. Meridian, Wichita, KS 67217, or for your convenience, view the publication online @ July 2019 – Staying Connected  


Happy 4th of July

Have a safe and happy fourth of July from District Lodge 70!  


The Wisdom of 100 Years

It was a triple digit celebration when IAM member Theron Black of Local 733 turned 100 years old on June 13, 2019. A former employee of Beechcraft Aviation in Wichita, KS, Black celebrated his birthday recently with friends and paparazzi as the local news station, KAKE News Channel 10 produced a story highlighting his 100-year […]


District Office Closed for July 4-5, 2019

Please take note: The District Lodge 70 offices will be closed Thursday and Friday, July 4-5, 2019 in observance of Independence Day. Please be safe and enjoy your friends and family!  


District 70 – Negotiator Training

DISTRICT 70 NEGOTIATOR TRAINING Negotiator’s from Spirit AeroSystems, Johnson Controls, Inc. and Textron Aviation wrapped up a third day of training with instructor, Chris Wagoner the IAM Director of the William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center (W3). Brother Wagoner was brought in to instruct a “Strategic Planning Program – Bargaining” class for negotiators with […]


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IAM Urges Repeal of So-Called ‘Cadillac Tax’

The IAM is urging members of Congress to support the bipartisan Middle-Class Health Benefits Tax Repeal of 2019, H.R. 748. This vital legislation, introduced by U.S. Reps. Joe Courtney (D-Conn.) and Mike Kelly (R-Pa.) would repeal the 40 percent health benefits tax on employer-sponsored healthcare before working Americans and their families are further impacted by […]


50 Years Ago, Machinists Push to the Moon

Fifty years ago, NASA launched its epic Apollo 11 flight placing man on the moon for the first time. The mission was aided by scores of Machinists Union members. The eight-day Apollo mission started with the July 16, 1969 takeoff of a Saturn V rocket from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. On July 20, […]

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