Sisters, Brothers and Friends of the IAM, Like so many other social justice warriors, Dr. King realized that inequality is a threat to our democracy. He spent his life fighting and calling for economic justice. King realized that inequality is a threat to our democracy—right until the very end. As we pause to celebrate his […]
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Early Saturday morning January 18, 2020 the vote tallies show that Local 839 members “approve” of entering into negotiations with Spirit AeroSystems on an extension to their current collective bargaining agreement. Please follow and like us:
Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL) Secretary Delia García and Deputy Secretary Brett Flachsbarth met with various union representatives at the Workforce Center in Wichita on Thursday to discuss State and Local resources being coordinated to help employees who have recently been or will be laid-off due to the mass layoff announcement at Spirit AeroSystems. The […]
United Way of the Plains has set up a Laid-Off Workers Fund to assist individuals who have recently been or will be laid off from jobs in Sedgwick County. “If you have to go through a layoff; you are fortunate that you are in Wichita. We live in the most caring community in our nation […]
Machinist Union members of Local 708 working at the Sherwin-Williams Manufacturing facility in Andover, Kansas were given notice of an immediate reduction in workforce on Tuesday. “The news came unexpected,” said District 70 Business Representative, Tyson Kelly. “It is a substantial layoff for the size of facility that Sherwin-Williams operates in Andover. It’s a big […]