Imail for Thursday, November13th, 2014

 

 

Labor Rallies to #StopFastTrack

The #StopFastTrack Week of Action is in full swing as labor and other trade advocacy organizations across the country rally to stop Congress from passing “Fast Track Trade Authority,” legislation that would allow for the swift passage of the highly-flawed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement.

IAM Takes First Place For Organizing Wins

The IAM had the highest representation election win rate among the 10 largest U.S. unions in the first six months of 2014, winning over 90 percent of its elections, according to National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) data analyzed by the Bloomberg Bureau of National Affairs. AFL-CIO affiliate unions as a whole won two-thirds of elections held in the same time frame.

Connecticut Machinists Help Secure Election Day Bright Spot

Bucking a national trend of right-wing Election Day victories, Connecticut voters defeated a union-busting millionaire to re-elect progressive Dan Malloy as the state’s governor. IAM members helped ensure the win.

Washington State IAM Members Win Milestone Arbitration Case

IAM members at Simpson Lumber in western Washington state are celebrating a landmark arbitration ruling that protects bargaining unit jobs by returning duties to union safety coordinators after the company had eliminated the position and given its duties to a salaried “safety supervisor.”

SpaceX in Hot Water Over Alleged Labor Violations

A newcomer to the space transport industry is having some success launching rockets into space, but still can’t figure out how to follow California labor law.

Historic Brazilian Aerospace Strike Ends, But Workers Continue Struggle

Workers for Embraer in São José dos Campos, Brazil have vowed to continue their fight for fair wages after narrowly voting to suspend the largest strike at the company since the world’s third-largest airplane maker was privatized in 1994.

 

 

 

***COMING EVENTS***

 

**2015 Wisconsin State Council of Machinists**

Sunday-Tuesday

**February 22-24**

Click Here for Registration Form

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 SAVE THE DATE

 

FOR THE

54TH ANNUAL JOINT

INSTALLATION DINNER

 

               Date: Saturday, January 24, 2015

               Time: Cocktails at 5:30 pm-- Dinner at 7:00 pm

               Place:  Sheraton Milwaukee Brookfield Hotel

375 South Moorland Road

Brookfield, WI 53005

 

Registration forms here

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Congratulations to the graduates from WRTP/Big Step Entry Level Manufacturing Skills CNC Training Class from

Milwaukee Gear Company

 

 

 

 

 

January IAM Journal

 

 

IAM Mobil App

 

 

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