Month: September 2021

Starbucks workers in New York attempt to form coffee chain’s first union

Workers at three Starbucks stores in upstate New York have filed paperwork to organize, which if successful would mark the first successful union drive in the coffee chain’s history. The group, which calls itself Starbucks Workers United, is representing about 70 employees in the Buffalo region. The group is asking the National Labor Relations Board […]

District 776 Members Preparing for Upcoming Lockheed Martin Contract Negotiations

Members of an IAM District 776 negotiation committee recently completed a week-long negotiation preparation course ahead of planned talks next year for a new labor contract covering approximately 5,000 workers at the Lockheed Martin facility in Fort Worth, Texas. This also marked the first in-person contract negotiation prep course at the William W. Winpisinger Center […]

40th IAM Grand Lodge Convention to be Held in Las Vegas in October 2022

The IAM Executive Council has met and unanimously voted to hold the 2022 IAM Grand Lodge Convention at the Las Vegas Hilton Resorts World from October 2-7, 2022. A letter will be sent to Local Lodges soon with further information on delegates and constitutional proposals. The Grand Lodge Convention had previously been scheduled to take […]

A Strong First Contract for Missouri Local 778 Public Works Employees

In less than six months, employees from the City of Blue Springs Public Works in Missouri went from voting to join the Machinists Union to enjoying the benefits of union representation with a first contract. Workers from the water department, fleet services and sewer maintenance fields demonstrated hard work and solidarity during negotiations, bringing home a strong […]

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