Category: Jobs

Tell Congress to Fully Fund F-35 Production, Protect IAM Jobs

The IAM is urging Congress to stop any further spending cuts for the F-35 program, a fighter jet built by IAM members which keeps our armed forces safe while defending U.S. interests around the globe. The President’s Fiscal Year 2015 budget request funds only 34 F-35s, eight less than was requested by the U.S. Navy […]

Georgia Machinists Ratify Improved Contract at John Deere

IAM Local 2789 members at John Deere in Augusta, GA recently negotiated and ratified a contract that secures improved wages and benefits as the agricultural equipment manufacturer celebrates its one millionth tractor sale. The new contract includes a 401(k) and college tuition pay-back increase, a signing bonus and excellent job bidding and seniority language. “Thank […]

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 […]

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