April 2017

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Updated: April 19, 2017 — 9:18 am


  • Health Care Benefits Under Attack Again April 27, 2017
    Your health care benefits are coming under attack again. Extreme Republicans in Congress are trying to take away health care coverage from millions of working families. This newly proposed American Health Care Act (AHCA) would take away protections for those with pre-existing conditions and allow big insurance companies to opt out of providing basic essential […]
  • Watch Live: IAM Workers’ Memorial Day Ceremony April 27, 2017
    Each year on April 28, we remember our fallen brothers and sisters on Workers’ Memorial Day. The IAM Safety and Health Department will honor members who were killed on the job with a Workers’ Memorial Day observance ceremony at the William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center in Hollywood, MD. At 11:30 a.m. Friday, watch […]
  • Boston “Pins for Pups” Raises $10K for GDA April 27, 2017
    Boston IAM air transport Local 1726 held its second “Pins for Pups” bowling charity event and raised approximately $10,000 for Guide Dogs of America. This is the second year for the event, which was held at the Town Line bowling center just north of Boston. With help from District 141 and several other IAM districts […]
  • Clean Out Your Prescription Cabinet the Safe Way on Saturday April 27, 2017
    What do you do with expired and unused prescription medications? On Saturday, April 29, individuals can bring their medications to special collection locations throughout the country.  The National Take-Back Day initiative is being coordinated by the Drug Enforcement Administration. The website offers a search tool to find drop off locations near you. This initiative provides a convenient […]
  • Workers Memorial Preparations April 27, 2017
    A week before Workers Memorial Day, the grounds crew at the Winpisinger Education & Technology Center prepares the Workers Memorial site for the April 28th program that takes place every year. They laid new bricks for fallen IAMAW members and maintained landscaping. A lot of hard work and dedication go into this annual event. The […]
  • Freedom Day: How the Machinists Union Stood with South Africans to Overcome Apartheid April 27, 2017
    The Machinists Union—and the North American labor movement—had a larger role in taking down the institutional racism of South African apartheid than you may have thought. Twenty-three years ago, on April 27, 1994, South Africa held its first national election in which non-whites were allowed to vote. The people elected Nelson Mandela, a civil rights […]
  • What Exactly Is a Union Rep? April 25, 2017
    IAM District 75 Assistant Directing Business Representative Henry “Pappy” Perrigan recently decided to answer some of the many questions he gets about what type of job he has as a union rep. He posted his note on Facebook and we have included it here. I have been asked what type of job do I have […]
  • Next Generation in Aviation Visits Winpisinger Center April 25, 2017
    The top 20 students from New York’s Aviation High School’s class of 2017 visited the IAM’s William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center in Hollywood, MD this past week to participate in a program about unions and the aviation industry. The students began their week with tours of IAM Headquarters and the National Transportation Safety […]
  • Federal Employees Should Prepare for a Possible Government Shutdown April 25, 2017
    The current Continuing Resolution (CR) — the legislative vehicle keeping the government running in the absence of 2017 appropriations — expires at midnight on April 28. Senate Democrats have vowed to stop any attempt by Republicans to attach political provisions to future CR’s, even if it means causing a shutdown. In other words, Senate Democrats […]
  • Important Announcements on Upcoming Employee Assistance Programs April 25, 2017
    EAP III Deadline Upcoming The deadline to register for EAP III held June 25-30, at the William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center in Hollywood, MD is Sunday, April 30. Download the Official Call: English | French Attendance in the program must be approved by an authorizing lodge officer. EAP III Participants must have completed […]
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