Oregon Aircraft Painters Vote IAM Yes

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IAM members and staff assisted in a campaign to organize 165 new members at Commercial Aircraft Painting Services in Portland, OR. From left: retired Local 63 member Doug White, District 24 Business Representatives/Organizers Ron Tiegon and Larry Warren, Grand Lodge Apprentice Organizer Jake Merkel, and Local 1005 member Mike Housley. Overcoming last minute anti-union tactics by Commercial Aircraft Painting Services (CAPS), workers at the Boeing subcontractor voted for IAM representation on Friday. The 165 new members work in large hangars … Read More

Boeing South Carolina Workers Left In the Dark

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In today’s post and courier article: Boeing expects Dreamliner 787 orders to surge as airlines shore up aging fleets “There have been 1,155 orders for Boeing’s composite-made Dreamliner, but sales have stalled so far in 2016 at 17 net orders. The slowdown in sales has some questioning whether Boeing, which is producing Dreamliners at the rate of 12 a month, will follow through with a planned production increase to 14 monthly by the end of this decade. Production rose to a … Read More