IAM&AW Local Lodge 610

Cape Canaveral, Florida

Month: November 2013

IAM Backs Stronger ‘Buy American’ Requirements

In a November 19 letter to all U.S. Senators, IAM International President Tom Buffenbarger urges support for an important amendment to strengthen “Buy American” requirements for U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) procurement contracts. The amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act is sponsored by Connecticut Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy and would ensure that U.S. tax […]

Gov’t Finds Merit In Labor Claims Against Wal-Mart

WASHINGTON (AP) – Federal officials said Monday they are prepared to file formal complaints against Wal-Mart for allegedly violating the legal rights of protesting workers last year. The National Labor Relations Board announced that its general counsel, Richard Griffin, found merit in charges that the retailer unlawfully threatened employees in California and Texas with reprisal […]

The battle for greater transparency in the food system

To truly see the power of agribusiness, and its growing disconnect from regular people and farmers, look no further than the current dust-up over Country of Origin Labeling (COOL). Polls say more than 90 percent of consumers want simple labeling indicating what country the meat they are buying comes from. Farm groups like the National […]

DEWALT Brings Cordless Tool Production Back to the USA

TOWSON, Md., Nov. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Continuing its commitment to build America, DEWALT, a leading manufacturer of high-quality industrial power tools, is proud to expand its product offerings built in the USA using global materials to include more than 600 different cordless power tools, hand tools and accessories. Given a choice between a product made […]

Schumer: Chicken Slaughtered, Raised In China Could Pose Major Risk

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Chicken from China has officials on alert, including U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) As WCBS 880’s Jim Smith reported Sunday, Schumer said first, the U.S. Department of Agriculture only allowed chickens that had been processed in China to be sold in the U.S. Now, he said the USDA plans to green-light […]

U.S. urges Japan to abolish tariffs on all farm products except rice

The United States is urging Japan to eliminate tariffs on all farm products except rice in the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade negotiations, sources familiar with the matter said Thursday. The United States has also suggested a moratorium of around 10 years before the elimination of Japanese tariffs on farm products other than rice, but Japan […]

IAM Scores Organizing Win for 1,700 in Missouri

  Workers at the Independence, MO plant that serves as the Defense Department’s primary source for military 5.56 mm, 7.62 mm and .50-caliber rifle ammunition voted recently to become the newest members of the IAM in Kansas City, MO. The 1,730 employees at Alliant Techsystems (ATK) Lake City Army Ammunition Plant (LCAAP) stuck together in […]

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