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President/DBR of District 70 Reaches out to Companies Amid the Pandemic

A letter from District 70 President/DBR Cornell Beard, to the companies who employ the members it represents:

District 70 Election Date Change Only – Covid-19 (Coronavirus)

Please Note:All members will recieve this letter in the mail.

District Lodge 70 Offices Temporarily Closed to Walk-In Traffic

  Dear Brothers and Sisters, We are facing unprecedented circumstances with the COVID-19 pandemic. Furloughs, layoffs, school closures, businesses closing their doors throughout our Nation and communities, churches, the list continues to grow each day. We, as a Union, know how to stick together through the good times and the hard times, that is why […]

Sedgwick County Issues “Stay-At-Home” Order

You can read the details of the order below:

IAM Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Center

2020 District 70 Endorsement (Run-Off) Vote Results

You can view each Local Lodge Endorsement (Run-Off) Vote results for District 70 by clicking on the folder of the Local Lodge you wish to view.

District 70 Endorsement (Run-Off) Vote Will Continue as Scheduled

Saturday, March 21, 2020, District 70 Endorsement (Run-Off) Voting for Local 708, 774 and 2799 will continue as scheduled. Please see the flyer below for voting times and location. This is one vote you don’t want to miss, it’s about our future! Be sure to bring your ID.

Textron Aviation to Furlough Most Wichita Employees

A statement from IAM District 70 President and Directing Business Representative Cornell Beard in response to Textron Aviation’s announcement to furlough Wichita employees.

District 70 Endorsement (Run-Off) Vote Results for Local 639, 839 & 1989

District Lodge 70 Endorsement (Run-Off) Vote results from Local 639, 839 and 1989, to date. March 21, 2020, Local 708, 774 and 2799 will cast their endorsement votes. In addition, Local 639 will have a coin-flip to determine a five-way tie for the 6th Business Representative endorsement. We will update any new information as it […]

2020 District 70 Endorsement (Run-Off) Vote – Sample Ballots

To familiarize members with the 2020 Endorsement (Run-Off) Vote being conducted for each Local Lodge in the District, a sample ballot has been provided. The “Sample Ballots” have been provided on each of the Locals webpages, or you can view them by clicking on the Elections tab above.

Textron Aviation (Local 774) Announces A Tooling Apprenticeship Program

Kansas Governor, Laura Kelly was given a tour of Textron Aviation’s Longitude production line in Plant IV of the company’s East Campus. Governor Kelly’s visit was in coordination with the announcement of a collaborative partnership between the IAM and Textron Aviation to offer a Tooling Apprenticeship Program. The program is in response to a growing […]

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OSHA Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19

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What you need to know about coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)

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