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Union Label and Service Trades Meeting Thursday, August 11, 2022

Union Label Delegates, please note: We will be conducting the August delegate meeting as scheduled, although you will not receive a meeting notice in the mail for the August meeting. We apologize for any inconvenience. The delegate meeting starts at 7:30 p.m. in Machinists Hall, 3830 S. Meridian, Wichita, KS 67217.

WHLF Labor Day Picnic

The Wichita/Hutchinson Labor Federation will host the 2022 Labor Day Picnic at the Machinists Union building at 3830 S. Meridian, in Wichita on Saturday, September 3, 2022. Free food, bring the family!

Support Local Lodge 1989 Members on Strike Against Tyson Fresh Meats

The skilled Scale Technicians at Tyson Fresh Meats in Holcomb, Kansas are Local 1989 members fighting for working people across this great nation. Please help us support our Local 1989 brothers on strike against Tyson Fresh Meats by bringing non-perishables and school supplies to District Lodge 70, 3830 S. Meridian, Wichita, KS 67217. Monday -Friday, […]

Kansas AFL-CIO Candidate Endorsements

In preparation for Kansas statewide elections on August 2, 2022, https://imvotingunion.com has been updated with candidate endorsements from last week’s Kansas AFL-CIO Cope Convention. Users can enter their home address and find candidates that the Labor Federation has endorsed in their area. No need to know your district numbers in advance. In addition to endorsements, […]

Julian Bruner Appointed IAM Southern Territory Special Representative

IAM International President Robert Martinez Jr. has appointed Julian Bruner, a longtime District 70 activist and representative, as a Southern Territory Special Representative. The appointment was effective July 1, 2022. Bruner, known by most people around the IAM as “Juice,” initiated into Wichita, KS IAM Local 733 in 1996 when he was hired into Raytheon […]

IAM Local 1989 Members on Strike Against Tyson Fresh Meats Speak Out

IAM Local 1989 members on strike against Tyson Fresh Meats in Holcomb, Kansas, share from the strike line why they voted to strike. These long-term skilled workers deserve to be treated with dignity and respect. That begins with a good contract offer. ✊💪

Local 1989 Scale Technicians at Tyson Fresh Meats Vote to Strike

Local Lodge 1989 Scale Technicians for Tyson Fresh Meats in Holcomb, Kansas have voted (100%) to reject the company’s contract offer and voted (100%) to strike the company for a better agreement. Solidarity!

Community Solidarity – We Support Wichita Firefighters – IAFF Local 135

District 70 representatives and members stand in solidarity with our brothers and sisters of Wichita Firefighters – IAFF LOCAL 135 as they negotiate a new contract with the City of Wichita- Government. Union leaders from around the city showed their support for the International Association of Firefighters (IAFF) Local 135 by attending a rally in […]

Wichita District 70 Partners with United Way to Salute U.S. Military with Flags of Freedom Memorial Weekend Program

IAM District 70 in Wichita, KS, partnered again with the United Way of the Plains on Memorial Weekend for a Flags of Freedom celebration at the lodge’s union hall. The two-week display of 600 American flags is part of a collaboration to honor, celebrate and remember veterans on Memorial Day. As a tribute to our great men […]

44th Annual Community Services Conference

In true Machinist Union fashion, we get involved in service to our community. If you are interested in attending the 44th Annual Community Services Conference this August, contact your local lodge leadership about attending. #ServicetotheCommunity

Support for Guide Dogs of America/Tender Loving Canines

We look forward to seeing you this coming Saturday, June 4, for our 2022 Annual Golf Tournament benefitting Guide Dogs of America – Tender Loving Canines. If you cannot make the date and still wish to contribute, you can do so online or from your mobile device.

Other News of Interest


District 77 Reaches Strong New Agreement with St. Paul Auto Dealers

Members of IAM Local 737 (District 77) in St. Paul, MN ratified a strong new contract agreement with 20 area automotive dealers. The IAM represents 600 body shop technicians, painters, frame alignment technicians, advanced diagnostic and repair technicians, automotive technicians, internal technicians, parts runners, counterpersons, lot persons, stock persons, and detailers at the dealerships. District […]

Maryland Local 4 Steps Up to Help Disabled American Veterans Chapter Continue Service

Commander Mark Phipbin of the nonprofit organization Disabled American Veterans (DVA) presented IAM Local 4 (District 4) with an award for “dedication and devotion to fellow veterans; serving those who served” to show appreciation for their new and growing partnership. DVA assists veterans in getting claims processed through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), […]

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