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District Lodge 70 Election Results

Congratulations to the winners of the District Lodge 70 election!

2020 District Lodge 70 and Local Lodge Elections are this Saturday, May 30, 2020

District Lodge 70 and Local Lodge Elections are this Saturday, May 30, 2020. It is important to read the ballot instructions carefully and notice that a failure to vote for the correct number of candidates than the “Vote for #” indicated will VOID that portion of the ballot. Members can view sample ballots for their […]

Remember & Honor ~ Memorial Day

To those who’ve paid the ultimate sacrifice for the rewards that the rest of us enjoy… thank you! We will NOT forget, nor will you be forgotten.

Safety is Priority for District and Local Elections

Brothers and Sisters, Subject: DL 70 and LL Election Safety District 70 is doing everything possible to ensure member safety during the District and Local Lodge elections on May 23, (Local 1989) and May 30, 2020 (All other Locals). Voting Polls will be open for each of the Local Lodges per their polling times and […]

IAM Postpones 40th Grand Lodge Convention

The IAM released a notice advising that the 40th IAM Grand Lodge Convention has been rescheduled for September 12-17, 2021, in San Diego, at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel. The notice also outlines certain procedures for the election of delegates and alternate delegates. Most importantly, the letter outlines procedures for the election of delegates […]

PDBR Cornell Beard Addresses Local 839 Members after a Positive Case of COVID-19 at Spirit AeroSystems

A word to Local Lodge 839 members regarding the positive case of COVID-19 at Spirit AeroSystems, from District 70’s President and Directing Business Representative, Cornell Beard.

Machinists Custom Choice Benefits Program Plan Information

Employee Benefit Systems Inc. (EBS) has been negotiating with the insurance carriers to help members keep and secure their elective benefits (Machinists Custom Choices Worksite Benefits Program) by creating a recovery plan for those who’ve experienced furloughs and or reduced work hours. If you have an elective benefit with EBS, please see the letter below.

Kansas Department of Labor Updates

2020 District 70 and Local Lodge Sample Election Ballots

Please visit our webpage at https://www.d70iam.org/district-70-election-information, we have provided Local and District 70 “Sample Election Ballots” for all “in town” Elections on Saturday, May 30, 2020 (May 23 for “out of town” Local 1989). To view the Sample Election Ballots for your Local, simply click on the folder indicating your Local Lodge.

Unemployment Stamp Dispensation Information Due to COVID-19

Kansas Union Unemployment Tool Kit

If you have been laid-off or furloughed due to the Coronavirus, Kansas Department of Labor has issued a Union Tool Kit for members. You can also view the tool kit by clicking the link to Mario’s Food Pantry. 

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IAM Thanks Flight Attendants on International Cabin Crew Day

Today is International Cabin Crew Day, the first ever designated by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). On behalf of the entire Machinists Union, I offer a sincere thank you to all IAM-represented Flight Attendants and Flight Attendants around the world for all you do to keep us safe when we fly.   Like many customer […]

RRB Begins Paying CARES Act Recovery Payments for Unemployed Rail Workers

The RRB announces that the $1,200 per 2-week registration benefit period as provided under the CARES Act began issuing payments to members who filed unemployment claims on April 1 or later. The RRB does advise that these benefits will be subject to income taxation and garnishment for tax and other legally established debt. The next […]

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