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Workers Memorial Day – April 28, 2021

Worker safety and workers’ voice go hand in hand. The popularity of unions is at 65%—one of the highest marks since the OSH Act was implemented in 1971—and 60 million nonunion workers say they would vote for a voice on the job today. That is why America’s labor movement is leading the campaign to pass […]

United Way of the Plains “Flags of Freedom”

To honor, celebrate and remember veterans this Memorial Day, your United Way is inviting the community to be part of “Flags of Freedom,” a grand, two-week display of American flags. The IAM District Lodge #70 field at I-235 and S. Meridian Ave. will be transformed into a sea of red, white, and blue from Sunday, […]

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 […]

IAM Grand Lodge Election Saturday, April 24

The IAM is holding an election for General Secretary-Treasurer today, Saturday, April 24, 2021. All members in good standing are encouraged to vote in person if you did not send in an absentee ballot. The election will be held locally in Machinists Hall from 6-8 AM & 6-8 PM at 3830 S. Meridian, Wichita, KS. […]

Local 839 Community Services Committee “Month of Guns” Raffle

The Local Lodge 839 Community Service Committee is selling a limited number of tickets for their “Month of Guns” raffle. Contact information is provided in the flyer. Good luck!

District 70 – Work Day – Saturday, April 17, 2021

Please consider volunteering at District Lodge 70 this Saturday, April 17, 2021, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm for a work day. Everyone is welcome to attend. Lunch will be provided after the work is finished.

United Way of the Plains Q1 Impact Newsletter

Organized labor and United Way are celebrating 80 years of partnership this year! Together, we are transforming lives in our community by uniting to fight for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in south-central Kansas. Every year, union members contribute time, skills, and money to improve the lives of our neighbors. Together, […]

Grand Lodge Election

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 […]

Today, March 24th is Women’s Equal Pay Day

Today marks the day into the next year where a woman on average meets the earnings of what an average man earned in 2020. That is a whopping 15 months. In other words, women work for free for 3 months compared to their male co-workers. If you look at a typical 9:00-5:00 work day, women […]

American Rescue Plan Highlights

The Machinists Union led the fight to pass the American Rescue Plan. Our activism saved tens of thousands of IAM airline, transit and other critical industry jobs. The post American Rescue Plan Highlights appeared first on IAMAW.

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Machinists Union Advocacy Grows Bipartisan Support for F-35 Program

The IAM’s advocacy on Capitol Hill is paying dividends with growing bipartisan support for the F-35 program, which is proudly built by Machinists Union members. As Congress begins consideration of their Fiscal Year 2022 defense authorization and spending bills, the Machinists Union is working to ensure that Congress continues their investment in this vitally important […]

Machinists Union Raises $100K for Southern Maryland Veterans Home

The IAM’s commitment to military veterans was on full display at the 2021 IAM International President’s Capital Classic Golf Tournament. More than 130 golfers and 50 sponsors joined together on Monday, May 3 at Breton Bay Golf and Country Club in Leonardtown, MD. The tournament to raised approximately $100,000 for capital improvement projects for U.S. […]

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