Monthly Archives: January 2017

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The Right To Form And Join A Union

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PROTECTING THE RIGHTS OF THOSE WORKERS WHO FOLLOW YOU!

Executive Order 10988 is a United States presidential executive order issued by President John F. Kennedy on January 17, 1962 that recognized the right of federal employees to collective bargaining.

Executive Order 10988 gave Federal employees the right to join, form, or assist labor organizations. It established a three-tiered system of recognition: exclusive representation, formal recognition, and informal recognition. For unions designated by a majority of employees in a unit, agencies would be obligate to negotiate over terms and conditions of employment with the exclusive representative, and to allow it to attend formal meetings. In units without an exclusive representative, the agency would have to accord formal recognition to unions representing more than 10 percent of the unit and to “consult with such organization from time to time in the formulation and implementation of personnel policies and practices, and matters affecting working conditions that are of concern to its members.” The agency would also have to informally recognize all unions, regardless of whether another union was the exclusive representative, and allow them “to present to appropriate officials its views on matters of concern to its members.” 

FORWARD TOGETHER NOT ONE STEP BACK

 


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The Trump Freeze…Fed’s Worry!

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Government Issues Clarification on Hiring Freeze

The IAM and the National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE-IAM), along with a coalition of federal employee unions, have won an important clarification after the president’s across-the-board federal hiring freeze. More,,Clarification-Hiring-Freeze

 


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Will Labor Have Any Real Influence?

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Machinists Union Responds to Trade Deal Announcements

IAM International President Bob Martinez made the following statement about the withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the reopening of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA): More… machinists-union-responds-trade-deal-announcements

 

IAM Welcomes U.S. Withdrawal from TPP and Plans to Renegotiate-NAFTA

 

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Machinists Blast National Right-to-Work (For Less)

“The facts speak for themselves. In states that prohibit employees and their employers from negotiating fair share fees, it’s working families who get the short end of the stick. The political motives for right-to-work laws are clear: transfer even more money and power to corporate elites who don’t give a damn about the middle class.”…iam-disappointed-push-national-right-work-less

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MORE BREAKING NEWSTrump Interested In National Restrictions On Unions

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Machinist Honor MLK’s Legacy

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January 17, 2017 — From coast to coast, IAM members marched in solidarity, celebrated and gave back to their communities this weekend to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King More…. @goiam.org…

 


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Tell Your Rep: Hands Off Federal Workers’ Rights, Say No to The Page Act

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ATTACKS CONTINUE. WILL THIS EVER CEASE?

Article appearing on goiam.org/imail 12 Jan 2017

Federal workers, just like the rest of us, deserve basic protections on the job. But a bill being circulated by U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita (R-IN) seeks to undermine our fundamental American values of decency, opportunity, and fairness.

…Under the PAGE Act, all new hires in the federal government would become “at will” employees who serve at the whim of their managers or political appointees overseeing federal agencies. Due process would be sharply reduced and federal worker pay would be subject to a highly subjective rating system. read more…


 


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Don’t Let The Dream Die!!

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Martin Luther King Jr. and The Labor Movement

Throughout his life Dr. King emphasized the rights of working men and women. He emphasized them as a vital part of the Civil Rights movement, teaching us that “all labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be taken with painstaking excellence”.

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Interesting article from THE HUFFINGTON POST 15 January 2017

This MLK Quote Sums Up The Rise Of White Supremacy…Post-Trump

Martin Luther King 1964 Quote;

“The Republican Party geared its appeal and program to racism, reaction, and extremism…On the urgent issue of civil rights, Senator Goldwater represents a philosophy that is morally indefensible and socially suicidal. While not himself a racist, Mr. Goldwater articulates a philosophy which gives aid and comfort to the racist. His candidacy and philosophy would serve as an umbrella under which extremists of all stripes would stand. In the light of these facts and because of my love for America, I have no alternative but to urge every Negro and white person of goodwill to vote against Mr. Goldwater and to withdraw support from any Republican candidate that does not publicly disassociate himself from Senator Goldwater and his philosophy.”

KING QUOTE 1965

“The two most dynamic movements that reshaped the nation during the past three decades are the labor and civil rights movements. Our combined strength is potentially enormous. We have not used a fraction of it for our own good or for the needs of society as a whole. If we make the war on poverty a total war; if we seek higher standards for all workers for an enriched life, we have the ability to accomplish it, and our nation has the ability to provide it. lf our two movements unite their social pioneering initiative, thirty years from now people will look back on this day and honor those who had the vision to see the full possibilities of modern society and the courage to fight for their realization. On that day, the brotherhood of man, undergirded by economic security, will be a thrilling and creative reality”.

 


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Celebrating The Past And Looking Forward To Our Future With Hope

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WE ARE THE “FIGHTING MACHINIST”

THE FIGHT CONTINUES 

THE PRIZE IS JUSTICE IN THE WORKPLACE 

FAILURE IS NOT AN OPTION 

THANK YOU FOR CONTINUING YOUR SUPPORT

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Happy New Year From The Executive Board

 


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