Machinists Union: President Trump Has Broken His Promises to U.S. Workers

WASHINGTON, Sept. 9, 2020 – President Trump’s promises to revitalize U.S. manufacturing, pledges that American workers “won’t lose one plant” and declarations that “they are all coming back” have been broken time and time again during his term of office. Dozens of IAM-represented facilities from coast to coast have closed since Trump took office, affecting […]

Machinists Union Strikes for Fair Contract at AstenJohnson in Appleton, Wis.

Eighty-nine Machinists Union (IAM) Local 1855 members at AstenJohnson in Appleton, Wis. began striking for a fair contract today at 7 a.m. CT. The striking IAM members at AstenJohnson, who produce specialty fabric for the paper industry, are seeking reasonable healthcare expenses and cost sharing. IAM Local 1855 members rejected company contract proposals on Oct. […]

DeFazio: infrastructure jobs, buy American key to recovery

When the United States claws its way out of the economic collapse associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, “it will look much more like the Great Depression than the Great Recession,” Congressman Peter DeFazio said Monday afternoon during a virtual town hall streamed online from his Springfield office. “We will need jobs and infrastructure improvements that […]

Norcross Ensures Unprecedented ‘Buy American’ Provisions in NDAA

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross (D-NJ-01), Chair of the Tactical Air and Land Forces (TAL) Subcommittee in the House Armed Services Committee (HASC), ensured America would bring manufacturing and high-quality jobs back home by authoring provisions in H.R. 6395 the William M. (Mac) Thornberry National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21) […]

Machinists Union: USMCA Won’t Stop Outsourcing of Jobs

WASHINGTON, July 1, 2020 – Robert Martinez Jr., International President of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM), issued the following statement regarding the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) going into effect today: “USMCA won’t stop the hundreds of thousands of manufacturing and service jobs that are being offshored from the U.S. Contrary to […]

IAM Urges Congress to Extend Airline Payroll Funding Program

The IAM is among several labor unions urging Congress to extend a provision of the CARES Act coronavirus relief law as an effort to thwart airline executives threatening to lay-off several workers in the fall. The IAM signed a letter asking the federal lawmakers to extend the Payroll Support Program (PSP) contained in the CARES Act until […]

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