Announcing the 2021 IAM Toy Drive Night of Shopping at Target!

Announcing the 2021 IAM Toy Drive Night of Shopping at Target! IAM Local 2061, IAM Local 610, IAM Local 773, IAM District 166 and all the IAM members and families are invited to help shop for the children in the Brevard County foster care system that our Union has adopted this year. This will take […]

Tentative John Deere Deal Shows Momentum for Worker Movement

A tentative deal struck between Deere & Co. and the United Auto Workers union offers substantial improvements over one that workers rejected before going on strike, including larger wage increases, no new tiers to retirement benefits and a signing bonus of $8,500. The deal, which is subject to approval by union membership, suggests that John Deere backed […]

Starbucks Workers Win Ruling to Seek Union in November Vote

The U.S. labor board rejected Starbucks Corp.’s bid to prevent store-by-store unionization votes at several locations in the Buffalo, New York, area — dealing a preliminary victory to a labor group trying to establish the first union foothold among the coffee giant’s corporate-run U.S. stores. In a Thursday ruling, Nancy Wilson, acting National Labor Relations Board […]

Machinists Union, Georgia Congressional Delegation Fighting to Save First Responder Jobs at Marietta Lockheed Martin Facility

WASHINGTON, Oct. 21, 2021 –  The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) and the Georgia Democratic congressional delegation, led by U.S. Rep. Nikema Williams (D-Ga.), are working to help firefighters and facility safety technicians at Lockheed Martin in Marietta, GA, fight to save their jobs. Lockheed Martin recently announced that it plans to outsource […]

10,000 John Deere workers strike over contract

Some 10,000 unionized Deere & Company workers went on strike early Thursday after rejecting a contract proposal from the agriculture equipment manufacturer. The big picture: The John Deere tractors maker and negotiators for the United Automobile Workers (UAW) reached a deal on the proposal earlier this month. 90% of union members voted against the agreement, per Reuters. […]

In Middle America, Unions and Democrats Are Sleepwalking Into the Grave

There is nothing the Democratic Party loves more than indulging in some existential hand wringing over its declining popularity in the crumbling American heartland. Indeed, this was the favorite pundit pastime of the entire Trump era. Amid the wailing over cultural differences and economic insecurity, a rarely heard word is ​“unions.” Yet, a new report adds to the […]

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