WASHINGTON, June 21, 2019 – A group of 186 distribution center workers at IKEA distribution centers in Joliet and Minooka, Ill. voted this Wednesday and Thursday to join the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM). IKEA is in the process of transitioning work from Minooka to its new facility in Joliet. “These hard-working […]
The IAM was well represented at the SUNY Empire State College (ESC) 2019 commencement ceremonies at Lincoln Center in New York. The union’s partnership with ESC gives IAM members the opportunity to advance themselves by earning college degrees while working full time. The program offers the pathway to associate, bachelor and master degrees, and is […]
NFFE-IAM members from across the country scored a major victory this week by saving the Job Corps Civilian Conservation Centers. Over 1,065 UDSA/Forest Service employees were in danger of losing their jobs if the USDA acted to terminate their role in operating the CCCs. This would have triggered the biggest layoff in the federal government […]
At the April 2019 Western Territory Organizing Summit General Vice President Gary R. Allen, challenged the territory leadership to seek out and launch organizing campaigns targeted at nontraditional industries. While many fields were discussed healthcare was listed as one of the most in need of justice on the job. Grand Lodge Representative Joe Solis, Special […]
Several IAM members received their master’s and bachelor’s degrees at SUNY Empire State College’s 2019 commencement ceremonies in New York City. The post 2019 IAM Empire State College Commencement appeared first on IAMAW.