The Company Started Their “Give us another Chance” Campaign.

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Recently the company started sending out a “total compensation” survey to the workforce. This survey is a common anti-union tactic to create the illusion you must give up something in order to get something. Choosing to have a better health care plan or no raises, or to increase your 401k contribution or receive the same raises you received the previous year. It is interesting that the company chooses not to mirror the workers that perform the same craft in Washington … Read More

IAM Supports Alaska Airlines, Virgin America Merger

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The IAM is throwing its support behind a proposed merger of Alaska Airlines and Virgin America, a move that will make the pair the fifth largest U.S. airline. The IAM initially withheld its support of the deal until it received assurances that both current and future IAM members would not be adversely affected by seniority challenges. When it did, the IAM sent a letter to the Department of Justice expressing its support and urging the federal agency’s approval of the … Read More

Decline Of Unions Has Hurt All Workers

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The steep decline in union membership in recent decades has had an outsize effect on the American workforce, tamping down wage increases for nonunion workers, a new study says. Average weekly earnings for nonunion private-sector male workers would have been 5%, or $52, higher in 2013 if the share of union workers had remained at 1979 levels, according to the study out Tuesday from the liberal-leaning Economic Policy Institute ahead of Labor Day. That’s tantamount to a loss of $2,704 … Read More

All Hands Meeting Report

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Hearing the company’s radio ads on all the different stations around North Charleston and the recent all-hands meeting it is apparent the company will continue to fight your right to organize. I am confident the company understands by organizing it will provide the workers the ability to make real change. Isn’t it ironic how the company pretends to listen when the support for organizing grows? What your coworkers came away with from their recent all-hands meetings. “They keep putting an … Read More

Support From The IAM Education and Technology Center

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Here at the IAM Education & Technology Center we as students put our education on hold to take a moment to show our support for the hard working women and men at Boeing South Carolina. We are learning to be the offensive line for our members back home; and we look forward to you joining the team. The William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center embodies the IAM’s commitment to providing top-notch training to the current and future leaders of … Read More

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

Boeing’s Anti-Union Crusade Just Hit a New Low

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Boeing doesn’t want its Charleston, SC employees joining together for better wages and benefits. The aerospace giant, which employs more than 30,000 IAM members in Washington state, has made that clear. Boeing’s top brass pays for an anti-union website, gushes as South Carolina’s governor brags about kicking out good-paying union jobs, and – in a bizarre strategy – used lunch room table toppers to rail against the “nutritional value” of unions. But it’s Boeing’s latest attempt to intimidate its Charleston … Read More

Boeing’s Shameful Attacks on its South Carolina Employees’…

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Boeing’s Shameful Attacks on its South Carolina Employees’ Rights Will Not Go Unchallenged Washington, DC – Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO, and Edward Wytkind, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO, issue this statement in response to Boeing’s latest tactics aimed at squashing attempts by its employees in South Carolina to select the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace workers as their collective bargaining representative. “Boeing’s sinister claims that the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) is somehow … Read More

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