THERE'S POWER IN A UNION! HIGHLIGHTS OF THE 2017 AFL-CIO CONVENTION
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
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.
WEINGARTEN RIGHTS EMPLOYEE'S RIGHT TO UNION REPRESENTATION
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.
McMillan has served as Secretary-Treasurer of the federation since 2005. She has spearheaded the cause of getting national and international unions to invest in and organize the South. Before beginning her career in the labor movement, she worked with housekeepers trying to organize at North Carolina State University, and after receiving her PhD in sociology did public policy research for several progressive nonprofits. In 2004, she took a job at the AFL-CIO’s Union Community Fund, where she met Andrews – beginning a 12 year partnership fighting for working families in North Carolina.
IAM Machinist Members Caucus At The 60th North Carolina State AFL-CIO Convention Held At Atlantic Beach To Select The Representatives Who Will Serve On their Behalf As Vice Presidents On The State Federation’s Executive Board. The Machinist Are Entitled To Two (2) Seats. (above)
North Carolina’s Governor Roy Cooper addressed the Delegates in attendance at the 60th Convention of the N.C. State AFL-CIO and Awarded Retiring President James Andrews the Order Of The Long Leaf Pine THE STATE’S “HIGHEST HONOR”…For more than four (4) decades of service to the labor movement. (above)
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IAM members in Texas, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Florida, and other affected areas are facing a long and trying road to recovery. They are helping their own communities, but they need our help, too.
FOR AFFECTED MACHINISTS UNION MEMBERS…We have compiled an extensive list of resources to help you recover. The IAM-IRMA-HELP-MANUAL includes sections on FEMA, returning home, legal services, unemployment benefits, replacing lost documents, health care and prescriptions, housing challenges, and more.