We appreciate Senator Roger Marshall, M.D. for attending a small round table discussion on the impact of companies who are implementing a vaccine mandate with union leaders, representatives, and members on Friday, October 15, 2021.
A video update from District 70 President and Directing Business Representative Cornell Beard regarding company vaccination mandates.
District 70 President Submits Information Request to Spirit AeroSystems and Textron Aviation on Vaccine Mandate
In an effort to provide our members with transparency in our effects bargaining at Textron Aviation, and preliminary talks with Spirit AeroSystems we are providing the latest information request from IAM District Lodge 70 President and Directing Business Representative Cornell Beard. We remain committed to passing any solid news or information to you in relation […]
Machinist members working for Flight Safety Defense Corporation ratified a one-year agreement on Monday, October 11, 2021. The new deal includes a ratification bonus, a general wage increase, increased lead pay, improved holiday language, and an increased clothing allowance. Our IAM members working for Flight Safety Defense Corporation (FSDC) are a part of the Aircrew […]
Vaccine Mandate and related Presidential Executive Order Documents.
Local 774 members of the Aircrew Training System (ATS) program, for Flight Safety, at McConnell AFB in Wichita, Kansas, will review the proposed tentative agreement during a contract ratification meeting. Members will then vote on whether to accept or reject the negotiating committee’s proposed tentative agreement. The ratification meeting and vote are scheduled for Monday, […]
What is his position on Presidential Executive Order 14042?
Spirit AeroSystems has withdrawn its request to open contract negotiations early.
Spirit AeroSystems sent an employee communication regarding their request to the IAM requesting member vote to open contract negotiations early. The Local 839 contract with Spirit doesn’t expire until June 2023.
A good union agreement raises the standard in the industry and in the community. It’s a win for everyone. Congratulations to our local and district negotiation committee for their hard work and dedication to bring members an offer that brought unanimous ratification!
An amendment championed by the IAM and U.S. Rep. Donald Norcross (D-NJ) that would dramatically increase domestically made procurement requirements in major defense programs has cleared a critical hurdle in Congress. The IAM, North America’s largest aerospace defense union, has been pushing the increase for years in order to strengthen the defense industrial base and […]
President Biden delivered a historic speech from the White House recognizing unions and essential workers for their sacrifices and courage in keeping America moving during the COVID-19 pandemic. The president honored the legacy of the late AFL-CIO President Rich Trumka and took a moment of silence to remember working people who have passed away from the virus. The president called for the passage […]