IAM News Tuesday, April 16th, 2013
“While we mourn for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings, we are also inspired by the heroic efforts of first responders who instinctively ran toward the chaos and danger instead of away from it. These public service employees – more accurately called heroes – put their lives on the line every single day of the year,” said IAM International President Tom Buffenbarger.
In an op-ed published today in Roll Call, IAM International President Tom Buffenbarger calls on the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) and Air Force to reconsider their decision to award a contract worth billions of dollars to a foreign-owned company.
Labor activists in Anchorage, Alaska are gearing up to overturn a new labor ordinance that prevents public-sector unions from striking and using binding arbitration. Sponsors filed an application to launch a petition drive for a referendum to strike down the new law sponsored by Republican mayor Dan Sullivan.
Texas Machinists and the Tarrant County Chapter of LCLAA (Labor Council for Latin American Advancement) once again joined the annual Cesar Chavez March for Education, honoring the life and work of Chavez. About 200 marchers marched through downtown Fort Worth, TX, to the Trinity River Campus of Tarrant County College