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Forward Together Not One Step Back

The Fighting Machinists The Beginning……….. A couple of members of Local Lodge 1859, a Local chartered

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Don’t Forget To Thank A VET!

November 11, 2017 is slowly approaching. I just want to remind you of the gratitude we have for those who have fought to

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IAMJournal Hot off the PRESS!

IAMJournal – Winter 2017-2018 I hope you and your family enjoy this edition of the 1AM Journal. If you aren’t involv

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Million $$$ Baby…The Union Difference

HEALTHCARE IN AMERICA The benefits your Union negotiates on your behalf are priceless. This is just one of many stories

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Spotlight On America’s Unions

THERE'S POWER IN A UNION! HIGHLIGHTS OF THE 2017 AFL-CIO CONVENTION THE AFFILIATED UNIONS IAM IN THE HOUSE!    

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Exposing Workplace Violence

IAM CREST Workplace Violence Survey Assessment Workplace violence is an assault or other violent act that entails a subs

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Your Rights…Sometimes You have to Ask

WEINGARTEN RIGHTS EMPLOYEE'S RIGHT TO UNION REPRESENTATION “Weingarten Rights” The right of employees to hav

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NAFTA…Progress Report

TEXT "TRADE" TO 235346

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Tribute To A Great NC Labor Leader

We Are Aware of Your Significance Brother Andrews The Brothers And Sisters of District Lodge 110 In honor of his 69th bi

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America Works!

WORKING AMERICA WORKING AMERICA WORKING AMERICA WORKING AMERICA WORKING AMERICA WORKING AMERICA WORKING AMERICA WORKING

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MaryBe McMillan, Another First

North Carolina’s Labor Federation Elects First Woman President McMillan has served as Secretary-Treasurer of the feder

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Want To Help?

Hurricane Irma targets Florida after leaving devastation in Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands DONATE DONATE DONATE IAM member

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N.C. Labor Leader Speaks Up For Workers

Whether you have this Monday off or are putting in a few hours at the office, be sure to make time to listen to our rece

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Labor Day 2017

LABOR DAY 2017 Monday, September 4 All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken w

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Harvey’s Impact…How YOU! Can Help

HURRICANE HARVEY Via goiam.org/imail…These are dark times for all those experiencing the rising waters on the Texa

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Relationships Matter

Walter Beaman Jones Jr. (born February 10, 1943) is the U.S. Representative for North Carolina’s 3rd congressional

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Efforts of Unions in Missouri Prove Beneficial

Machinists Union: Missouri’s Stand for Workplace Freedom is a ‘Game-Changing Rebuke of a Rigged Economy’ The Inter

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Here We Go Again!!

IAM Statement on DOL-Supervised Rerun of Election The IAM has agreed to a DOL-supervised rerun of the 2017 Grand Lodge e

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Vietnam Vets Honored

In Memory Program honors Vietnam Veterans for their sacrifice Volunteers sought for reading of the names at the Vietnam

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Your Rights Denied, Shameful!

Lawmakers Advance Bills Regarding Official Time Via Government Executive July 26, 2017 A Senate panel advanced legislati

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South Carolina Detachment FRCE

FRC East’s primary facility is centrally located on the eastern seaboard, accessible by air, rail, highway, waterw

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Unionist Learn From The Best!!

This year again the North Carolina State AFL-CIO is conducting their Labor School in Wilmington, N.C. Members of locals

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Happy Birthday America!

IMPORTANT MESSAGE..Locallodge2297 and/or this site’s administrator does not always necessarily agree or adopt the cont

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Farm Workers..The Least Protected

Farm Labor Organizing Committee FLOC (AFL-CIO)     30 June 2017 Earlier this week, NC State Rep. David Lewis,

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Disgusting…No Other Way To Put It

GOP-Controlled Congress Targets Wages at U.S. Military Bases The Senate Armed Services Committee is considering proposal

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A Call To Action

Senate Reveals Bill to Replace Health Care Law with Tax Cuts Calls to Senator Burr and Senator Tillis at 1-888-865-8089

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Proposed Deal Announced…

Lockheed Martin $40 Billion F-35 Deal Means IAM Jobs Lockheed Martin is nearing a deal worth between $35 billion and $40

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Spotlight On North Carolina Labor Leader

MaryBe McMillan is the current Secretary-Treasurer of the North Carolina State AFL-CIO. With her initial election to thi

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Anti-Worker War Waged in State Capitols across US

A longtime Machinist legislative advocate is spreading the word about a corporate political campaign aimed at crushing u

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Federal Workers… “Under Attack”

Tell Congress to Oppose the Attack on Federal Workers Tell your Representative to Vote “NO” on H.R. 1461. Call the C

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Don’t forget To Check Out Imail

IAM International President Bob Martinez sends letter urging members of Congress to support C-130J airlift program GVP B

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We Will Never Forget

A REPOST OF LAST YEAR'S MEMORIAL DAY OBSERVANCE NEVER FORGETTING THOSE WHO MADE THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE INSIGHT AND REMEM

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White House Budget Would Gut Federal Workers’ Retirement

The National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE) strongly condemned the White House’s first budget proposal. This b

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Breaking…Highest Court Rules

May 22, 2017 Breaking News Supreme Court strikes down NC districts as illegally based on race U.S. Supreme Court agrees

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Machinist Union & Pension Protection

Machinists Union to Join Sen. Sanders in Introducing Pension Protection Bill

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They Just Won’t Give Up

“Right to Work” Constitutional Amendment About Politics, Not People Call 919-733-4111 to tell your state representa

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Worker’s Memorial Day 2017

Remember the Dead on Workers Memorial Day 2017 (4/28) FROM A DIFFERENT VIEW..... Each year on April 28, we remember our

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Martinez Calls on Congress to Fund F-35

IAM International President Bob Martinez sent a letter urging members of Congress to show support for the F-35 program.

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North Carolina’s Chief Executive

NORTH CAROLINA'S GOVERNOR THE HONORABLE ROY COOPER ISSUES....Price tag of North Carolina's LGBT law March 27, 2017 via A

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Important Message Via IAM Government Employees Director Price

Inside the Sinister Attack on Federal ‘Official Time’ Two bills (H.R. 1293 and H.R. 1364) charging through Congress

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Bad News “Official Time Reform Act”

Stop Congress from Attacking Federal ‘Official Time House Republicans are attempting to force unnecessary changes to t

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International Women’s Day

Women's Day 2017...Wednesday, March 8 INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY Below Information Courtesy of the N.C. State AFL-CIO..

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Martinez Tells North American Companies to Bring Jobs Home

LATEST VIA IMAIL Martinez Tells North American Companies to Bring Jobs Home “We believe that the time is long overdue

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Bad Trade Agreements No More!

REPLACE NAFTA REPLACE NAFTA REPLACE NAFTA WHAT IS NAFTA? The North American Free Trade Agreement was negotiated behind c

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Black History Month Final Segment

PAULI MURRAY A CIVIL RIGHTS ADVOCATE..... A BLACK FEMINIST WOMAN..... A LGBTQ Few women – indeed, few persons – have

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SC Boeing Workers Vote No!!

Boeing Workers in South Carolina Opt Against Union Representation North Charleston, S.C., February 15, 2017 – Hourly p

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Unions Attend Labor Legislative Conference

Governor Roy Cooper entering the conference hall in Raleigh, N.C. on Wednesday February 8, 2017 to address Union Members

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Black History Month-Military Contributions

BACKGROUND In February 1926, historian Carter G. Woodson, known as the “Father of Black History” launched the celebr

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The Right To Form And Join A Union

PROTECTING THE RIGHTS OF THOSE WORKERS WHO FOLLOW YOU... FORWARD TOGETHER NOT ONE STEP BACK  

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The Trump Freeze…Fed’s Worry!

Government Issues Clarification on Hiring Freeze The IAM and the National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE-IAM), al

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Will Labor Have Any Real Influence?

Machinists Union Responds to Trade Deal Announcements IAM International President Bob Martinez made the following statem

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Machinist Honor MLK’s Legacy

January 17, 2017 -- From coast to coast, IAM members marched in solidarity, celebrated and gave back to their communitie

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Tell Your Representative: Hands Off Federal Workers’ Rights, Say No to the PAGE Act

ATTACKS CONTINUE. WILL THIS EVER CEASE? Article appearing on goiam.org/imail 12 Jan 2017 Federal workers, just like the

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Don’t Let The Dream Die!!

Martin Luther King Jr. and The Labor Movement Throughout his life Dr. King emphasized the rights of working men and wome

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Celebrating The Past And Looking Forward To Our Future With Hope

WE ARE THE “FIGHTING MACHINIST” This is the year in which we move toward 50 years as a chartered Local Lodge

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The 44th President of the United States

The Presidency of Barack Obama The presidency of Barack Obama began at noon EST on January 20, 2009, when Obama became t

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Lodge Members Part of a Historic Recovery Effort

  2297 Members Participate In Past Noteworthy Achievement A cold and dangerous place that is…. D-59 A field r

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An Important Tradition Continues….

WE SALUTE “TOYS FOR TOTS”  In 1995, the Secretary of Defense approved Toys for Tots as an official activity

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IAM Salutes Retiring NFFE National President

William “Bill” Dougan, National President of the National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE-IAM) retires. His la

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Obama Speaks “One Last Time” to America’s Federal Workforce

All articles appearing via federaltimes.com 44 The Commander and Chief acknowledges the importance of federal employees

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Union Members “R” Dancing in the Street

We’re not sad to announce the unexpected but greatly appreciated death of the…TPP Labor Union for the 21st C

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A True Act of Terror

WE REMEMBER DECEMBER 7, 1941 “A Date Which Will Live In Infamy” On December 7, 1941, Japanese planes attacked the Un

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IAM GVP Babineaux to Retire Soon

Diane Babineaux, a longtime Machinists Union advocate for civil, human and women’s rights, will retire as a General Vi

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Giving Thanks in All We Do!!!!

THANKSGIVING A Brief Synopsis In 1621, the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians shared an autumn harvest feast that

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America Under A Trump Administration?

DONALD J. TRUMP CLAIMS ASTOUNDING VICTORY AS THE 45TH PRESIDENT ELECT OF THE UNITED STATES Defying All Oods Trump Prevai

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Thank You For Your Service

History of Veterans Day World War I – known at the time as “The Great War” – officially ended when the Treat

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Trick or Treat?

Halloween History VIDEO COURTESY OF HUFFINGTON POST A jack-o’-lantern (or jack o’lantern) is a carved pumpki

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U.S. Department of Labor News

THE EMPLOYMENT SITUATION — SEPTEMBER 2016 LATEST LABOR RELATED DATA AND STATISTICS Find Out More at DOL.GOV JOBS J

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New NFFE National President

Erwin Elected NFFE-IAM National President Today, delegates to the 50th NFFE National Convention in Lake Buena Vista, Fla

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A Disturbing Fact About Wage Disparity

The Racial Wage Gap Between Black And White Workers Is Getting Worse Appearing on Machinist Facebook Page 9-20-16 via Hu

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Disaster Victims…Need Help?

Assistance is Available To Union Members Affected by Louisiana Flooding Friday, August 19, 2016 (National Federation of

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Clinton Takes Strong Stand Against TPP

GOIAM.ORG Washington, D.C., August 11, 2016… Machinists Applauds Hillary Clinton’s Strong Stand Against TPP

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TCU-IAM Association Reach Interim Agreement With American Airlines

TWU-IAM Association Wins Wage Hikes for 30,000 at American Airlines Article appearing on goiam.org Washington, D.C., Aug

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Proclaiming Worker’s Day is Everyday

Department of Labor “Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to

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No..No..No to TPP

We’re on the Brink of the Biggest TPP Fight Thus Far It’s known as the lame-duck session, the time between the Novem

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Declaration of Readiness

US Air Force declares F-35A fighter jet ‘combat ready’ Article appearing on msn.com 8/3/16 The US Air Force

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Today’s Spotlight

IAM BAND UNIONATION The IAM’s unioNation Band gathered at the Winpisinger Center to write, practice and perform 21 ori

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Obama Pens Open Letter To Law Enforcement Community

Article appearing on msn.com 19 July 2016 IMPORTANT MESSAGE….IAM Locallodge2297 and/or this site’s administrator doe

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Martinez Announces New GVP Assignments

Article appearing on iMail – July 18, 2016  In a move designed to take better advantage of the skills and experie

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Fort McMurray – We Will Rebuild!!!

ALBERTA WILDFIRES Canada’s costliest-ever natural disaster By Catherine Ngai CALGARY, July 7 (Reuters) – Ins

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Juno Built and Successfully Launched Thanks to IAM Members

Juno We Built That? Tuesday July 05, 2016 IAM members built and launched Juno, which reached its destination after a fiv

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Russ Gittlen to Succeed Dale Hartford

IAM International President Bob Martinez announced this week that IAM District 15 New England Area Director and Local 44

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An Objective View of Independence Day

JULY 4TH IMPORTANT MESSAGE….IAM Locallodge2297 and/or this site’s administrator does not always necessarily agree or

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Juneteenth…Emancipation Proclamation

Juneteenth … (June 19) … commemorates the day that slaves were freed by the Emancipation Proclamation in 186

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Message…International President Bob Martinez

Flags fly at half-staff at IAM Headquarters in Upper Marlboro, MD to commemorate the victims of a mass shooting at an Or

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Hillary Clinton’s Historic Nomination

 A CLEAR CHOICE Article appearing on goiam.org “The historical importance of nominating Hillary Clinton is not just p

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NFFE-IAM Members Storm Capitol Hill

Every year, federal employees are forced to endure increasingly anti-worker legislation that cuts into the bottom line o

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Insight & Remembrance Memorial Day 2016

MEMORIAL DAY HISTORY U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs….Office of Public Affairs Three years after the Civil War end

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Racial-Backlash-Against-the-President…Truth or Fiction?

Washingtonpost.Com This interesting segment appeared in a post on Facebook around 18 May 2016. The contents of the infor

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Obama/Perez Historic Rule Change on Overtime

OVERTIME Wage and Hour Division (WHD) Final Rule: Overtime Defining and Delimiting the Exemptions for Executive, Adminis

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With Great Sadness

IAM Mourns Retired GVP Bob Thayer Fri. May 13, 2016 “Bob Thayer will be long remembered and greatly missed by his many

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The Latest Court Battle Over Obamacare

Federal judge strikes down Obamacare payments Article via USA TODAY…Republicans win Round 1 in latest court battle

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2016 IAM Legislative Conference “Machinist On The Hill”

Machinists Hit Capitol Hill To Talk Working Family Issues IAM President Bob Martinez delivers the keynote address at the

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Breaking News NC HB2 The Debate!

Justice Department Files Complaint Against the State of North Carolina McCrory’s Return Salvo To The Fed’s A

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Happy Birthday IAM..128 Years

IAM International President Bob Martinez issued the following statement commemorating the 128th anniversary of the IAM

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Say it Ain’t So…My,My,My!!!

North Carolina transgender law violates civil rights law: DOJ Article appearing on http://www.aol.com/article/2016/05/04

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For More Than 40 Years, Prince Was A Union Member

The world lost a musical icon yesterday (4-22-16) You’ll read about his impact as a musician and an entertainer el

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Observing Workers Memorial Day April 28, 2016

A National Day of Mourning is observed in Canada on 28 April. It commemorates workers who have been killed, injured or s

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U.S. Navy Fleet Readiness Centers are Hiring IAM Members

 Fleet Readiness Centers are Hiring IAM Members Article appearing on goiam.org Imail 14 April 2016 On layoff? Looking f

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Just Breaking…Finally Some Good News For Unions

BREAKING: The Biggest Legal Attack On Unions In Decades Is Dead by Ian Millhiser Article appearing on ThinkProgress.Org

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Another Stunning Move By NC Republican Led Lawmakers

This article via the NC Justice Center website. March 24, 2016 Statement from Rick Glazier, Executive Director of the NC

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Hello world! We are in our new home. Be patient as we layout and design a thing of beauty.

THANKS FROM LOCALLODGE2297.ORG/ WE ARE PROUD TO BE UNION    

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“Historic IAM Journey”

IAM President Bob Martinez signaled a change in direction for the IAM at its recent staff conference, calling for more e

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Push to Close Export-Import Bank

Machinists Union Concerned about Sanders’s Continued Push to Close Export-Import Bank Washington, D.C., March 21, 2016

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It’s That Time of the Year Again!!!!

DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME IN 2016 The time change idea first came from Benjamin Franklin, who published “An Economical Pro

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Machinists Union Applauds Clinton’s Support of Ex-Im Bank

Washington, D.C., March 7, 2016 — Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders sparred ov

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Wishing for the Luck of the Irish

THE HISTORY OF ST. PATRICK’S DAY St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated on March 17, the saint’s religious feast day and

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Blue Angels return to Cherry Point Air Show in 2016

  Article Taken From HAVELOCK NEWS The Blue Angels will return to Cherry Point for Cherry Point Air Show in 2016 &n

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2000 IAM GL Convention A Wrong Made Right!

The first order of business at the 2000 IAM Convention was to restore full seniority to Mayfield and any other IAM membe

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The Tradition Continues

IAM International President Bob Martinez was unanimously elected to the AFL-CIO’s Executive Council at the labor feder

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2016 Moral March “H.K.ON J” in Raleigh

  A SIGHT TO BEHOLD via NC AFL-CIO webpage author JEREMY 19 February 2016 When the Moral March and 10th Annual H.K. on

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Tribute to Black Americans during Black History Month

CHARLES YOUNG … Buffalo Soldier Charles Young graduated from West Point in 1889. Young would later serve in the 7th, 9

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NC Voting Rights Fight

NC Voting Rights Fight Moves From the Courtroom to the Streets (Photo: Kaitlyn Barlow via NC NAACP) The crowd during the

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2297 Workforce Part of Historical Movement Celebrating Black History Month

HISTORY OF THE WOMEN MARINES Since 1918, women have answered the call to serve proudly in the United States Marines and

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Black History Month – Marines in Southeastern, North Carolina

Montford Point Marines (1942-1949) With the beginning of World War II African Americans would get their chance to be in

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Machinists Union President Responds to TPP Signing

Washington, D.C., February 3, 2016  International President Robert Martinez, Jr., of the International Association of M

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Defeat the Trans-Pacific Partnership TPP

Posted by Jeremy | January 29, 2016…For the full rundown AFLCIONC.ORG PUT IT ON YOUR CALENDAR National Trade Lobby

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Saluting Black History & The Labor Movement

In 1867, Chicago industrialist George Pullman revolutionized rail travel with his famous Pullman Cars. When a Pullman Ca

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North Carolina Voter ID Requirement

North Carolina’s Voter-ID Law Goes on Trial in Federal Court By Christopher M. Matthews… The WSJ Jan. 23, 2016 5:30

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Fighting for a Better Life: AFL-CIO Releases ‘Raising Wages’ Report

  Thu. January 21, 2016…Marking nearly one year since the first ever Raising Wages Summit, the AFL-CIO released a

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AFL-CIO NC Committee on Political Education (COPE)

Posted by Jeremy | January 19, 2016 N.C.’S UNIONS ENDORSE DEBORAH ROSS FOR U.S. SENATE & ROY COOPER FOR GOVERNOR W

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THE DREAMER THAT CHANGED A WORLD

WE REMEMBER MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. This article……..Published on Aug 28, 2013 courtesy of YouTube Martin Lut

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TALKING FROM THE HEART. A LEADER DEPARTS

In his final video interview as IAM International President, Tom Buffenbarger talked about his years of service as the u

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A NEW ERA BEGINS

It had only happened 12 times in the IAM’s 127-year history, but this week it happened one more time. Tom Buffenbarger

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