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IAM Supports Bill Targeting Companies That Offshore Jobs

The Machinists Union is throwing support behind a bill that cracks down on companies that ship jobs overseas. The “No Tax Breaks for Outsourcing Act” (S. 780/H.R. 1711) would make multinationals pay the same tax rate on profits earned abroad as they do in the United States.  It’s time to make our tax system fairer […]

IAM Southern Pulp and Paper Workers Growing Power

IAM members who work in the pulp and paper industry in the southeastern U.S. are joining together to strengthen their bargaining power and grow the IAM’s presence in the region. Delegates from 11 IAM-represented locations across the South recently met in North Charleston, SC for the 2019 IAM Southern Pulp and Paper Conference. The meeting, […]

Maine Passenger Drivers Vote Yes to IAM

Drivers employed by Kennebec Valley Community Action Partners (KVCAP) in Augusta, ME voted to join the Machinists Union. “On behalf of the IAM, I’d like to congratulate and welcome these new members into the IAM family,” said IAM Eastern Territory General Vice President Jimmy Conigliaro Sr. “With the support of District 4 and the Eastern […]

Are strikes making a comeback?

Dive Brief: In the tightest talent market in recent history, job seekers may appear to be holding all the cards, but workers are also realizing their value and acting on it through strikes, according to reporting from The American Prospect. As employees realize their value, they’re more willing to leverage it for better wages and […]

What Federal Workers Need to Know About a Government Shutdown

  The federal government partially shut down at midnight on Saturday, December 22, 2018. This means that the lives of federal employees are again affected by Congress and the White House’s failure to do their job. “Our members in the federal sector are once again dealing with the consequences of political squabbles in Washington,” said […]

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