Monthly Archives: October 2017

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Don’t Forget To Thank A VET!

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November 11, 2017 is slowly approaching. I just want to remind you of the gratitude we have for those who have fought to secure the freedoms we sometimes take for granted. I ask that you simply say thanks to all our nations veterans whether currently active are those who had former service. Their courage will never be forgotten.

A Brief History of Veterans Day Veterans Day, formerly known as Armistice Day, was originally set as a U.S. legal holiday to honor the end of World War I, which officially took place on November 11, 1918. In legislation that was passed in 1938, November 11 was “dedicated to the cause of world peace and to be hereafter celebrated and known as ‘Armistice Day.'” As such, this new legal holiday honored World War I veterans.

In 1954, after having been through both World War II and the Korean War, the 83rd U.S. Congress — at the urging of the veterans service organizations — amended the Act of 1938 by striking out the word “Armistice” and inserting the word “Veterans.” With the approval of this legislation on June 1, 1954, Nov. 11 became a day to honor American veterans of all wars.

In 1968, the Uniforms Holiday Bill ensured three-day weekends for federal employees by celebrating four national holidays on Mondays: Washington’s Birthday, Memorial Day, Veterans Day, and Columbus Day. Under this bill, Veterans Day was moved to the fourth Monday of October. Many states did not agree with this decision and continued to celebrate the holiday on its original date. The first Veterans Day under the new law was observed with much confusion on Oct. 25, 1971.

Finally on September 20, 1975, President Gerald R. Ford signed a law which returned the annual observance of Veterans Day to its original date of Nov. 11, beginning in 1978. Since then, the Veterans Day holiday has been observed on Nov. 11.

 


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IAMJournal Hot off the PRESS!

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IAMJournal – Winter 2017-2018

I hope you and your family enjoy this edition of the 1AM Journal. If you aren’t involved in your union already, I hope it inspires you to join the resurgence of our mighty Machinists Union. With your help, we will turn this rigged economy around and bring respect and dignity to every working man and woman.

Sincerely,

Bob Martinez

International President 


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Million $$$ Baby…The Union Difference

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HEALTHCARE IN AMERICA

The benefits your Union negotiates on your behalf are priceless. This is just one of many stories shared by grateful members. Via Machinist News Network


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Spotlight On America’s Unions

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

IAM IN THE HOUSE!

 

 

 

Both Machinists Union resolutions to the National AFL-CIO Convention have been adopted.
  • Fighting together for manufacturing workers
  • 100% Buy American for defense procurement
AFL-CIO
AS UNIONS WE CARE AND ARE HERE FOR YOU

THE UNIONS AND ALLIES OF THE AFL-CIO

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Exposing Workplace Violence

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IAM CREST Workplace Violence Survey Assessment

Workplace violence is an assault or other violent act that entails a substantial risk of physical or emotional harm. In an effort to identify patterns of violence and preventative solutions for incorporation into a prevention standard, we have developed a WORKPLACE VIOLENCE SURVEY Workplace violence may result in physical injury and can lead to medical treatment, missed work, stress and/or decreased productivity.

The IAM is committed to making workplaces safe and to do so, we need information. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 15,980 workers in the private industry experienced trauma from nonfatal workplace violence in 2014. Twenty-three percent required 31 or more days away from work to recover and 20 percent involved three to five days away from work. A frightening statistic is that 409 workers in private industry and government were workplace homicide victims in 2014. The goal of the IAM Health and Safety Department is to identify and understand the scope of the problem that IAMAW members face when it comes to workplace violence. 


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Your Rights…Sometimes You have to Ask

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WEINGARTEN RIGHTS
EMPLOYEE'S RIGHT TO UNION REPRESENTATION

“Weingarten Rights”

The right of employees to have union representation at investigatory interviews was announced by the U.S. Supreme Court in a 1975 case (NLRB vs. Weingarten, Inc. 420 U.S. 251, 88 LRRM 2689). These rights have become known as the Weingarten rights.

Employees have Weingarten rights only during investigatory interviews. An investigatory interview occurs when a supervisor questions an employee to obtain information, which could be used as a basis for discipline or asks an employee to defend his or her conduct.

 


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NAFTA…Progress Report

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TEXT "TRADE" TO 235346


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Tribute To A Great NC Labor Leader

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We Are Aware of Your Significance Brother Andrews
The Brothers And Sisters of District Lodge 110


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America Works!

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