Month: January 2023

Machinists Union, Allies Urge Creation of Clean Energy Manufacturing Jobs

On January 18, the Machinists Union and other labor and advocacy organizations sent a letter to President Biden to ensure that the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) is implemented as intended, which includes measures to advance a new wave of manufacturing jobs and rebuild trust with American workers taking into account good clean energy jobs. The letter comes as […]

Today is the 61st Anniversary of Federal Employees’ Right to Unionize

Today marks the anniversary of Executive Order 10988 granting federal employees the right to collectively bargaining. On January 17, 1962, President John F. Kennedy issued Executive Order 10988, “Employee-Management Cooperation in the Federal Sector” giving federal employees a limited right to unionize and bargain with their employer agencies. This executive order led to greater equality for employees […]

Machinists Win Funding Victory for National Labor Relations Board

The Machinists and our labor allies fought for and won a funding increase for the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). After receiving the same appropriation since 2014, Congress funded the NLRB at $299 million for 2023, an increase of $25 million. The much needed boost comes at a time when cases are surging at the […]

Machinists Win Critical Funding for IAM-Built Defense Programs

Thanks in large part to the IAM’s relentless efforts, the recently passed Fiscal Year 2023 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) and Department of Defense Appropriations bill include extensive funding for defense programs that are built and maintained by IAM members. The legislation, recently signed into law by President Biden, provides for record funding levels for defense spending totaling $858.4 billion for national defense programs. […]

NLRB Judge Awards Machinists Huge Win in Missouri Organizing Campaign, Decision Sets New Precedent Against Unfair Labor Practices

A National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) judge ruled this week that a Missouri-based manufacturer, Motor Appliance Corporation (MAC) violated federal labor law when they committed unfair labor practices (ULP) by threatening employees engaged in union activity with job losses and pay freezes. MAC manufactures electric motors and chargers. The dispute began in January 2022, when […]

IAM Advocacy Saves Thousands of Machinists’ Aerospace Jobs

As a result of intense lobbying by the IAM, Congress recently reached an agreement on an end-of-year government spending bill that included an amendment granting Boeing a modification to the certification deadline which would allow the 737 MAX 7 and MAX 10 jets to complete aircraft certification without major disruptions. The amendment, which includes several […]

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