IAM&AW Local Lodge 610

Cape Canaveral, Florida

Month: January 2014

Supreme Court considers striking down mandatory public union dues

WASHINGTON– Supreme Court justices debated Tuesday whether teachers and other public employees can be required to pay dues to support a union even if some of them oppose it. Since 1977, the high court has upheld such mandatory union fees, but some justices suggested that they were open to changing course and striking down such […]

Stewards at Palmdale and Sunnyvale Prepare for Negotiations with Lockheed

Stewards Training on December 4, 2013 for Lockheed Palmdale and Lockheed Sunnyvale on January 9, 2014, instructed stewards on the vital role they play in negotiations and how critical they are in making the upcoming Lockheed negotiations a success. “The Union Steward is the most important position in a Union,” said IAM Western Territory General […]

Amazon Workers Vow to Continue Union Drive

A union election among 30 Maintenance Technicians at the Amazon warehouse in Middletown, DE may have fallen short of the majority needed, but workers there understand a successful organizing campaign often requires several election cycles before representation is achieved. The 21-to-6 vote was overseen by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and represented the first […]

IAM Charges Fast Track Authority Bill Leaves U.S. Workers Out in the Cold

While ignoring the desperate plight of 1.3 million Americans who recently lost unemployment benefits, Congress today introduced a Fast Track bill that would subject the secretly-negotiated Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade agreement to a straight up or down vote by Congress.   “The IAM strongly opposes the bill introduced today by Senators Baucus and Hatch and […]

Machinists at Boeing Ratify 777X Proposal

On January 3, 2014, IAM members employed by Boeing in Portland, OR, Wichita, KS and the Puget Sound area voted by 51 to 49 percent to accept an eight-year contract extension that includes $15,000 signing bonus and assures the 777X will be built in Puget Sound by IAM members. In addition to securing manufacture of […]

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