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  • The Fight is Not Over
    Washington lawmakers recently agreed on a spending package to avoid another government shutdown. The spending package includes a 1.9 percent pay raise for federal employees. It does not include back pay for more than 1 million federal contract workers, like many IAM members who work alongside federal employees from NASA to the FAA.  “The rejection […]
  • Iowa Prince Hydraulics Shutters Plant after 78 Years
    More than 30 members of IAM Local 1426 in Sioux City, Iowa are out of work after their employer, Prince Hydraulics Company, permanently closed its doors Friday, January 18, 2019, without any advanced notice. The plant had been manufacturing hydraulic cylinders, valves, and pumps since 1941. “I have seen several plant closings in my time […]
  • A Harley Cinderella Story
    During the Christmas break, machinist member Tony Daubs received a phone call from his local lodge president Sam Daniel. “I said, ‘You’re bluffing me Sam’ and I hung up the phone,” remembers Daubs and laughs as he tells the story. “I just couldn’t believe it was true.” But, it was! Thirty-three year IAM member Tony […]

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  • Wichita Machinists On Strike
    Feb. 12, 2019, WICHITA, Kan. – Seventeen Machinists Union members at FlightSafety Services Corp. (FSSC) on McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita began a strike at 6 a.m. on Feb. 12. The members (IAM District 70, Local 708) provide quality training for Air Force pilots and refuel boom operators and maintain flight simulators for the […]
  • Machinists Union Responds to Schneider Electric Announcement to Close Indiana Manufacturing Facility
    Feb. 4, 2019, WASHINGTON – A statement from Machinists Union International President Robert Martinez Jr.: “Schneider Electric’s announcement that it intends to close its facility in Peru, IN, and move work to Mexico is just one more slap in the face to loyal U.S. workers. The Machinists Union will fight hard to convince the company to […]
  • Machinists Union: Current Text of NAFTA 2.0 Will Not Stop Outsourcing
    Machinists Union International President Robert Martinez Jr. issued the following statement about the signing of the new NAFTA, or USMCA: “Machinists Union members make, maintain, transport and service the products that create the global economy. We know how important the global economy is to our jobs and our communities. We also know first-hand that trade […]
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