Boeing Workers in South Carolina Opt Against Union Representation North Charleston, S.C., February 15, 2017 – Hourly production workers at Boeing’s South Carolina operations have voted not to join the International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers (IAM) at the present time.
“We’re disappointed the workers at Boeing South Carolina will not yet have the opportunity to see all the benefits that come with union representation” said IAM lead organizer Mike Evans.
“But more than anything, we are disheartened they will have to continue to work under a system that suppresses wages, fosters inconsistency and awards only a chosen few… Boeing SC workers opt union representation
The IAM is the U.S.’s largest aerospace union, representing approximately 90,000 workers at the likes of Lockheed Martin, General Electric and United Technologies. The IAM also represents more than 35,000 Boeing employees at 24 locations nationwide.
Governor Roy Cooper entering the conference hall in Raleigh, N.C. on Wednesday February 8, 2017 to address Union Members and other invited guest at the 2017 Labor Legislative Conference (LLC). Cooper has received the endorsement of the North Carolina State AFL-CIO throughout his career in N.C. state politics. Members from Local lodge 2297 along with other Machinist throughout the state attended the Labor Legislative Conference in Raleigh on February 7th and 8th.
Many more were in attendance from other affiliated unions within the North Carolina State AFL-CIO and several constituency organizations who are in full support of working peoples issues.
On the first day of the conference the attendees were enlightened about the various legislation being proposed by the Republican dominated General Assembly and N.C. State Senate after-which the delegates headed to the legislative offices to chat with their state representatives.
The delegates were also addressed by the Governor’s appointed Secretary of Military and Veterans Affairs, former N.C. legislator Larry Hall.
That evening the State Fed hosted a Legislative Banquet with many of the legislators who were visited in attendance.
On the second day the delegates had the opportunity to have the newly elected Governor, Roy Cooper address those in attendance to express his thanks and ask for the unions support in making life better for workers and North Carolina citizens as a whole. Everyone there left fired up and ready to push a workers agenda that included demanding the creation of legislature to raise the state minimum wage and increase both the maximum pay and length of time a displaced worker can draw unemployment benefits.
The North Carolina State AFL-CIO is the largest association of local unions and union councils in North Carolina, representing over one-hundred thousand union members, fighting for good jobs, safe workplaces, workers’ rights, consumer protections, and quality public services on behalf of ALL working families.
In February 1926, historian Carter G. Woodson, known as the “Father of Black History” launched the celebration of “Negro History Week,” which would become known as Black History Month.
This Post will provide a variety of information about African Americans who served in some capacity in the U.S. military.
Buffalo Soldiers: The Unknown Army
BLACKS AND THEIR MILITARY CONTRIBUTIONS
Courtesy of the US Department of Defense February 2017 National African American History Month DOD.GOV SPECIAL REPORTS AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH
SHE WALKED AMONG US – SHE WAS MAKING HISTORY
In 1997, Col. Jackson, of the U.S. Marine Corps, became the first African-American woman ever to achieve the position of colonel in the Marine Corps as well as the first female commanding officer in the 56-year history of the Cherry Point Naval Aviation Depot. More…Gilda A Jackson