Media Contact: LaToya Egwuekwe-Smith (815) 404-1710 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 16, 2019 – The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) releases the following statement on the shooting at Henry Pratt Company in Aurora, IL. The more than 60 IAM members who work at the facility make specialized valves for municipal water systems. They […]
Employment of production and nonsupervisory employees (a good measure for rand and file workers) showed that private sector added 274,000 jobs compared to 110,000 jobs in December. Read More The post Employment and Wages for Production and Nonsupervisory Workers, January 2019 appeared first on IAMAW.
Washington lawmakers recently agreed on a spending package to avoid another government shutdown. The spending package includes a 1.9 percent pay raise for federal employees. It does not include back pay for more than 1 million federal contract workers, like many IAM members who work alongside federal employees from NASA to the FAA. “The rejection […]
More than 30 members of IAM Local 1426 in Sioux City, Iowa are out of work after their employer, Prince Hydraulics Company, permanently closed its doors Friday, January 18, 2019, without any advanced notice. The plant had been manufacturing hydraulic cylinders, valves, and pumps since 1941. “I have seen several plant closings in my time […]