Monthly Archives: August 2017

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Labor Day 2017

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

Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

Don’t Forget To Make This Labor Day UNION MADE 

With Labor Day weekend upon us, the unofficial end of summer, here are some ways to do your part by supporting good union jobs and products in your celebration and back-to-school needs.

Buy Union-Made Products!  
Make sure your school supplies are Union-Made! 
An in-depth look at LABOR courtesy of the AFL-CIO
Laboring on Labor Day 

 

 


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Harvey’s Impact…How YOU! Can Help

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HURRICANE HARVEY

Via goiam.org/imailThese are dark times for all those experiencing the rising waters on the Texas coast and in the Houston area. Many IAM members live and work in this area. The horrific flooding isn’t going to recede any time soon as this is a prolonged event with some areas receiving more than 50 inches of rain. Many of the surrounding areas and states may soon see flooding as well.


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Relationships Matter

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Walter Beaman Jones Jr. (born February 10, 1943) is the U.S. Representative for North Carolina’s 3rd congressional district, serving since 1995. He is a member of the Republican Party.

North Carolina Congressman continues to support the federal workforce JONES CONTINUES HIS SUPPORT

 

 

 

 


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Efforts of Unions in Missouri Prove Beneficial

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

The International Associations of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) is among the largest industrial trade unions in North America, representing nearly 600,000 active and retired members in aerospace, transportation, manufacturing, shipbuilding, woodworking and other industries and the Machinists Union, which has more than 12,000 members in Missouri, is applauding the union-led grassroots movement against SB 19, the state’s harmful, so-called “right-to-work“ law. The Machinists Union represents Missourians in the automotive industry and at Boeing, GKN, ATK, Harley-Davidson and Honeywell.

 


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Here We Go Again!!

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IAM Statement on DOL-Supervised Rerun of Election
  • The IAM has agreed to a DOL-supervised rerun of the 2017 Grand Lodge elections for International Union officer positions, including International President, General Secretary-Treasurer and seven U.S. General Vice Presidents. The election excludes the Canadian General Vice President position.

  • The DOL struck down the IAM members’ convention action requiring that candidates for Grand Lodge office show a minimal 10 percent level of support in the union’s local lodges before becoming candidates for election.  The members adopted this provision to assure that elections took place only when there was at least some possibility that more than one candidate for each position would prevail. 

  • The nominations in each Local Lodge will take place in meetings in January 2018, with further meetings in February for lodges that nominate more candidates than the positions call for. If 25 or more locals endorse more than one candidate for International President or General Secretary-Treasurer, or more than seven candidates for United States General Vice Presidents, an election for the contested positions will take place in April.


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Vietnam Vets Honored

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In Memory Program honors Vietnam Veterans for their sacrifice

Volunteers sought for reading of the names at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial

“The In Memory ceremony is really a healing ceremony for Veteran’s families. Our Veterans gave so much to their country and deserve to be honored. To share memories and acknowledge each other’s suffering gives families validation that their loved ones are not forgotten. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to honor our loved ones in this public ceremony.”

The Reading of the Names will take place at The Wall for 65 hours over a four-day period…… beginning with an opening ceremony on Tuesday, Nov. 7 at 3:00 p.m. Volunteers will read names for approximately eight hours from 4 p.m. on November 7 to 12 a.m. on Nov. 8. Participants will then read the names for 19 hours daily from 5 a.m. until 12 a.m. on November 8, 9, and 10.


 


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