The South Wants Unions. The IAM Just Proved It—Again.

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In an 18-hour stretch between December 8 and 9, the IAM won three separate organizing drives to represent nearly 300 working people in Florida and Kentucky. First, IAM District 711 won elections for two units of 13 Simulator Technicians at Kentucky’s Fort Campbell. The groups work for NOVA Technologies and Pinnacle Solutions, respectively, and support the U.S. Army’s 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment. “These workers wanted the IAM and a contract that will bring justice and security to the workplace,” … Read More

Buffett-Owned Plant Accepts Workers’ Right to Unionize

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A Kent, WA aerospace supply company owned by billionaire Warren Buffett has agreed to a settlement with the National Labor Relations Board in a case that accused company managers of repeated violations of federal labor law. As part of the settlement, the general manager of Protective Coatings Inc. (ProCoat) will read aloud a letter to his employees promising to recognize their rights under federal law to form a union, and promising that his managers won’t do things to interfere with … Read More