Category: Legislative

Ohio Machinists Get Out The Vote

Mary Ellen Napier and Jim McClelland of IAMAW District 54 in Ohio aren’t giving up on the midterm elections. They want all union members to vote now and start to prepare for 2016. Volunteers can knock on doors and make phone calls to get out the vote, on Election Day and in every election, to […]

States skirt past federal Buy American bans

Question: How can you get your government on board to bolster Buy American laws in public procurement contracts and help create more American jobs, profits, and tax revenue? Answer: Try focusing on your state representatives by asking them to create, sponsor, and advocate enactment of Buy American laws on the state and local level. Think […]

Connecticut Machinists Help Secure Election Day Bright Spot

Bucking a national trend of right-wing Election Day victories, Connecticut voters defeated a union-busting millionaire to re-elect progressive Dan Malloy as the state’s governor. IAM members helped ensure the win. A robust, widely supported “Labor 2014” campaign, spearheaded by the state AFL-CIO, reached union members and their families in every corner of the state. The […]

Labor Rallies to #StopFastTrack

The #StopFastTrack Week of Action is in full swing as labor and other trade advocacy organizations across the country rally to stop Congress from passing “Fast Track Trade Authority,” legislation that would allow for the swift passage of the highly-flawed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement. Thousands of protesters took to the streets with door-to-door canvassing […]

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