Space workers picket United Launch Alliance after strike vote

United Launch Alliance was dealing with picket lines at Cape Canaveral and two other locations on Monday after a weekend vote to strike by the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, a union spokesman said. The union has about 600 members with ULA — 230 members on the Cape, with more in the rocket […]

Rejecting contract offer, union begins coast-to-coast strike of United Launch Alliance

Hundreds of union members rejected a three-year contract offer from aerospace company United Launch Alliance on Sunday, initiating a strike that will include non-stop pickets from Florida to California. About 600 members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers union declined the launch provider’s offer and will begin picketing Monday near three of the […]

Without the IAM, ULA Couldn’t Reach the Sky

United Launch Alliance started negotiations by telling the IAM that although there was work to be done, they were very proud of the workers who have made this company the safest in the aerospace industry. The numbers speak for themselves – 100% successful launches of the Atlas 5 rocket since its induction. Fast forward weeks […]

Repeal Right To Work in Missouri

For over a century, labor unions have protected and strengthened workers through a process called collective bargaining. But right-to-work laws, like PROPOSITION A in Missouri, are taking that protection away.

Striking Ohio Members at Gradall Get Victory in Court

The nearly 200 IAM Local 1285 members at Gradall Industries in New Philadelphia, Ohio, who remain on the picket line 15 days after striking the excavator manufacturer, won a big court battle over their rights to a quality picket line. When members went on strike and set up pickets on March 12, Gradall filed a […]

IAM Union Yes at UTC Everett, WA

On March 23, 2018 workers at UTC Aerospace Systems in Everett, WA, who build landing gear for the 737, 747 and 767 tanker, voted overwhelmingly for union representation by IAM District 751. Below are a few excerpts from the latest edition of the District 751 Aero Mechanic. Workers at the UTC Everett plant approached IAM […]

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