Monday, August 21, 2017

Local Lodge 15 ON STRIKE!!!

For all the latest information regarding the Strike, check with the internationals IMAIL, www.GOIAM.org, and the Local Lodge site http://iamawll15.blogspot.com/

Monday, August 14, 2017

Local Lodge 15 Contract Negotiations Status Letter

August 14, 2017
News Letter #1
IAM&AW
Your Negotiating Team


Brothers and Sisters:

Subject: IAM&AW/WYMAN GORDON UPDATE

Your elected contract negotiating team, Tim Stutts, Abel Nuncio, Marcus Grimes, Darrell Bonney District Lodge 37 Rep Byron Williams and your chief negotiator, Grand Lodge Representatives Brother James Parker, met for negotiations with Wyman Gordon. The Union and Company have exchanged and discussed several issues and proposals. The parties have discussed several issues relating to Non-Economic and Economic issues. Your negotiating team has heard your concerns regarding the issues that are important to the membership “Those Issues such as job security, outsourcing, benefits, and wages”.  The parties are continuing to exchange ideals related to proposals in an effort of reaching resolution to the issues you brought forward in the membership surveys, meetings, and with your negotiating team members.

We have reviewed your surveys and furthermore your comments from the surveys. As anticipated, the top issues were established and have been formulated into contract proposals. We are asking for our members support throughout these negotiations. Please remember, if we have not addressed the issues here, they are rumors.

Some of the proposals brought forth by the company is to reduce short-term disability benefits from 70% to 55% of employee’s salary. In addition, employees on short-term (6months) and long-term disability (6months) for a total of one year, then be terminated from the company. The Company wants to implement a change from 20 minute to 15 minute breaks during the overtime period. Temporary assignment proposals are still being exchanged. The company is also holding to not allowing employees who attend funeral such as a (friend), receive premium pay for 6th and 7th. Day. 
The company presented a wage scale with a much-reduced starting range of ($7.50) Lg6, to Labor grade 16 ($14.00) with no salary increases for the 3yr contract. For any current employees in addition to any employees hired or re-called after ratifications. We will continue exchanging proposals throughout the week and will update the membership as the negotiations continue.

Please check your District Lodge No. 37 web site and link to your Local Lodge 15 link, for future updates. Additionally, further updates will be forthcoming as negotiations move forward.



Your Negotiating Committee




Wednesday, August 2, 2017

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Monday, June 5, 2017

District 37 Election Notice

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Thursday, February 2, 2017

Texas Regional Press Clips



Southern Region
Like the FaceBook Page- Boeing Workers at South Carolina – BSC https://www.facebook.com/boeingworkers/

Forbes
By Ted Reed
February 1, 2017
South Carolina may be the least unionized state in the union, but its most prominent labor leader – and it does have a few – says Boeing workers in Charleston are ready to join the International Association of Machinists.

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka gives testimony on "Building a 21st Century Infrastructure for America" at the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.

Seattle Times
By Dominic Gates
February 1, 2017
Boeing is taking the gloves off to fight the Machinists union with everything it’s got.
 
IAM News
February 1, 2017
Washington, DC – Robert Martinez, Jr., International President of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM), made the following statement about the introduction of national right-to-work legislation:
 “So-called right-to-work has done enough harm to working people in the states where it is law. Forcing it upon every state in the country would be a national disaster.
 
Texas


Edinburgh Politics

By DAVID A. DÍAZ

February 1, 2017

On Thursday, January 12, 2017, in the Speaker’s Committee Room at the Texas Capitol, the Texas AFL-CIO, led by its president, John Patrick and who was joined by other key lawmakers, hosted a news conference on raising the minimum wage in Texas.

 


KGNS

By Yocelin Gallardo

February 1, 2017

Union supporters and business advocates clash over the use of payroll deductions to collect union dues, as two bills look to do away with payroll deduction.

DeLane Adams
AFL-CIO Field Communications
Southern Region
Cell: 404-402-9764
Twitter: @delane392

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Texas Regional Press Clips


Southern Region

Like the FaceBook Page- Boeing Workers at South Carolina – BSC https://www.facebook.com/boeingworkers/

 


Georgia AFL-CIO is providing help to people who have been affected by the devastating storms that hit the Albany area. We are working with some area churches, State Representative Winfred Dukes and the United Way of Southwest Georgia. We are asking for your assistance so that we can provide as much as we can to as many as we can. Your donations can be dropped off on the first floor of the IBEW Local 613 Building (501 Pulliam Street SW, Atlanta, GA 30312) by 5:00 PM on 2/2/17.

 


On Labor

By Hannah Belitz

January 31, 2017

The following provides an overview of Judge Gorsuch’s opinions in cases involving the NLRB and employment discrimination.

 


Littler

By ILYSE SCHUMAN AND MICHAEL J. LOTITO

January 31, 2017

On the whole, Judge Gorsuch’s written opinions on labor and employment issues do not appear to contain any unpleasant surprises for employers. His opinions—which, by and large, are clear and easy to read—have not expressed any new interpretations of existing law that would disadvantage employers.

 


Washington Post

By Drew Harwell and Jonathan O'Connell

January 31, 2017

About 40 housekeepers and guest-room workers at the Trump International Hotel Washington voted last week to join Unite Here Local 25, a chapter that represents 6,500 hospitality workers across the Washington area, a union executive said.


Texas


Corsicana Daily Sun

By John Austin

January 31, 2017

Following a call for ethics reform, Abbott urged lawmakers to end the practice of automatic deduction of union dues from the paychecks of government workers, saying “taxpayer money shouldn’t be used to support the collection of union dues.”

 

Rick Levy, secretary-treasurer of the Texas AFL-CIO, said he’d rather have heard Abbott talking about issues that families discuss around the dinner table.

 

“He seemed to throw a bone to those who are on an ideological crusade,” Levy said. “It was misguided.”

DeLane Adams
AFL-CIO Field Communications
Southern Region
Cell: 404-402-9764
Twitter: @delane392