Month: July 2022

Julian Bruner Appointed IAM Southern Territory Special Representative

IAM International President Robert Martinez Jr. has appointed Julian Bruner, a longtime District 70 activist and representative, as a Southern Territory Special Representative. The appointment was effective July 1, 2022. Bruner, known by most people around the IAM as “Juice,” initiated into Wichita, KS IAM Local 733 in 1996 when he was hired into Raytheon […]

IAM Organizing Efforts Heat Up at JetBlue in Wake of Historic Union Victories

More than 100 JetBlue Ground Operations Crewmembers recently came out for an appreciation rally at JFK airport in New York. The event was hosted by the Machinists Union Organizers assigned to JFK, which ground crews at JetBlue are seeking to join. The rally was attended by IAM Air Transport Territory General Vice President Richard Johnsen and […]

Ohio District 54 Members Attend President Biden’s Economic Agenda Speech

IAM District 54 members recently attended President Biden’s recent announcement at Max S. Hayes High School in Cleveland. President Biden focused on his economic agenda, increasing vocational training opportunities, and building the economy from the bottom up and middle out.  “So here’s the deal,” said Biden while addressing the Cleveland crowd. “The deal is quite simple…The […]

IAM Local Lodge 219 Members in Kentucky Secure Major Win in NLRB Complaint Against Solution One Industries

IAM Local Lodge 219 and its District Lodge 1888 secured a significant win in its complaint that Solution One Industries unlawfully used temporary workers in violation of the collective bargaining agreement. The National Labor Relations Board Administrative Law Judge found three ways Solutions One Industries breached its duty to bargain in good faith. “Our members at Local Lodge 219 […]

Local 971 Machinists at Aerojet Rocketdyne Ratify Strong New Deal

The new accord features general wage increases of 6% in year one, with 1.5% of that raise coming July 30, 2022, 4% in year 2, and 3.5% in year three. Negotiators also maintained the $2,500, and $1,250 respective Health Savings Account employer payments for families and individuals per year over the life of the agreement, […]

IAM District 837 Kicks Off Critical Negotiations with Boeing Defense in St. Louis

Approximately 2,500 members of IAM District 837 opened contract negotiations on July 6, 2022, with Boeing Defense. IAM members are spread throughout Boeing facilities in St. Charles, MO, St. Louis, and Mascoutah, IL. These highly skilled members fabricate, assemble and build some of the world’s most advanced military and passenger aircraft and missiles. The negotiating […]

NLRB Certifies Union Election Win for Machinists Union’s Coalition of Organized Retail Employees At Towson, Md. Apple Store

“The IAM and the new members of IAM-CORE in Towson, Md., look forward to bargaining with Apple and obtaining a strong first contract that makes positive changes for Apple workers and the customers they are proud to serve,” said IAM Eastern Territory General Vice President David Sullivan.  “IAM-CORE members feel that the opportunity to collectively bargain with […]

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