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40th Grand Lodge Convention – Member Resolution Review Opportunity

See the letter below from District Lodge 70 regarding an opportunity for members to review and make recommendations to resolutions being presented during the 40th IAM Grand Lodge Convention for consideration.

Justice on the Job and Service to the Community

IAMAW District Lodge 70 has partnered with the Southwest Wichita Neighborhood Association for a FREE Neighborhood Cleanup on Saturday, September 24, 8:00 a.m. – Noon. Putting action behind our motto “Justice on the Job and Service to the Community”! Volunteers welcome. The maps below show the area neighborhood residents who qualify.

Textron Aviation Bargaining Unit Employees will Receive a 6.5% General Wage Increase on September 18, 2022

On Tuesday, August 23, 2022, District 70 President Cornell Beard signed an agreement with Textron Aviation to have the general wages increased for bargaining unit employees by 4% on September 18, 2022. This is in addition to the 2.5% increase guaranteed in the 2020 collective bargaining agreement, also on September 18, 2022. Bargaining unit employees […]

Guide Dogs of America/Tender Loving Canines “Doggie Bowl” Fundraiser – October 22, 2022

Each year the IAM, its Districts, and Locals plan fundraising events that support the mission of Guide Dogs of America – Tender Loving Canines, which is dedicated to providing guide dogs and instruction in their use, free of charge, to blind and visually impaired men and women from the United States and Canada so they […]

Delegates Attend the 44th Annual Kansas State Community Services Conference

Congratulations to the delegates attending the 44th Annual Kansas State AFL-CIO Community Services Conference in downtown Wichita this week, celebrating an 80-year partnership between Labor and the United Way. The conference was a wealth of information where delegates learned to watch for signs of mental health-related distress and the new 9-8-8 number to call, text, […]

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.

Wichita/Hutchinson Labor Federation – 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. ✊💪

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A Thanksgiving Message From IAM International President Robert Martinez Jr.

Dear Fighting Machinists, Thanksgiving gives us all an opportunity to thank the people we care about and cherish in our lives. As one of the largest and most diverse labor unions in North America, IAM members work across different industries and work diligently to make every holiday happen.  Many IAM members sacrifice their own holiday […]

IAM Mourns Loss of Retired Winpisinger Center Director Chris Wagoner

The IAM is mourning the passing of Chris Wagoner, who recently retired as Director of the IAM’s William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center. Wagoner, 60, with his family by his side, passed away after a brief illness on Sunday, November 20, 2022. Over his 33-year IAM career, Wagoner dedicated his life to training and […]

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