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IAM Opposes a Tentative Labor Deal with GE

General Electric Co. (GE) has reached a tentative four-year agreement with about 6,600 workers represented by 11 different unions in various GE industrial divisions, that will have to be ratified by the membership of all eleven represented unions. “Our recommendation is to reject,” Brian Bryant, General Vice President of the International Association of Machinists and […]

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District 70 – Strategic Planning Program – Bargaining

STRATEGIC PLANNING PROGRAM – BARGAINING “The IAM is committed to bringing education to the field to support and assist the negotiating committee’s as they work to bring to the membership industry-leading contracts,” ~ IAM W3 Director, Chris Wagoner… With multiple collective bargaining agreements set to expire over course of the next 14 months, Chris Wagoner, […]

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GE provides the Union Coordinated Bargaining Committee (CBC) a Final Proposal

At 8:00PM EST, Monday June 24, 2019, the Union Coordinated Bargaining Committee was presented a Final Proposal by GE. This concludes twenty (20) days of negotiations in Cincinnati, OH, one day after the 2015-2019 collective bargaining agreement expiration of midnight, June 23, 2019. IAMAW Local 78 – Milwaukee/Waukesha, WI, Local 439 – Warrenville Heights, OH, […]

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Happy Fathers Day

Happy Fathers Day! We hope you have a great day!  

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One Year Deal for Machinists at McConnell AFB

IAM Local 708 members in Wichita, KS have ratified a new collective bargaining agreement with FlightSafety Services Corporation (FSSC), securing a one-year contract that comes with substantial increases and security for the future. “I admire the strength and solidarity of these Machinists, many of whom fought for this country. They are more than deserving of […]

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June 2019 – Staying Connected

June 2019 – Staying Connected, A monthly newsletter for District 70. 

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Memorial Day 2019

Today, we honor those who have given the greatest sacrifice for our freedom.  

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7th Annual District 70 Doggie Bowl

Register for the 7th Annual District 70 “Doggie Bowl” event today! All proceeds to benefit Guide Dogs of America. July 27, 2019 at Northrock Lanes, 1232 N. Rock Road, Wichita, KS 67226

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The Summer 2019 IAM Journal



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Machinists Advantage Partnership Program Notice

Please Note: The web address for the Machinists Advantage Partnership Program on your (MAPP) card is incorrect. The correct web address is https://d70mapp.com.  

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A New Presidential Endorsement Process for the IAM

International President Robert Martinez Jr. announces a groundbreaking new way for the membership to make their voices heard in whom the IAM endorses for president in 2020.   iam2020.org

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IAM Rallies Against Weak Labor Standards in NAFTA 2.0

The IAM joined allies on Capitol Hill Tuesday to demand fixes to the renegotiated NAFTA and deliver a petition with hundreds of thousands of signers. In its current form, NAFTA 2.0 lacks strong, enforceable labor standards necessary to stop job outsourcing. “We believe that NAFTA 2.0 does absolutely nothing to stop U.S. companies from moving […]

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IAM, NFFE-IAM, AFGE, Others Rally to Save OPM

IAM, NFFE-IAM, AFGE, and other unions held a rally to save the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), the federal government’s human resources agency. The White House has recently threatened to abolish the OPM. The OPM provides critical support for government employees in all branches of the federal government. This proposed power grab by this White […]

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