Up, Up and Away

Up, Up and Away

Buddy Boylan stands in the parking lot in front of his workplace at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral and sees opportunity with a recent uptick in activity. “After the space shuttle program ended, it slowed down here quite a bit,” said Boylan, an IAM Local...

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Virginia Senators Want Answers of FreightCar Closure

U.S. Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are questioning the decision of FreightCar America to close its Roanoke, Va. plant and lay off 200 workers while the company opens a new production facility in Mexico. The Roanoke workers are represented by TCU-IAM. “We write to...

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Tomorrow’s Trains

Tomorrow’s Trains

Being on the “fast track” rarely can be taken literally, but in Hornell, NY IAM Transportation Department Local 2741 members are just that. As part of their work, these proud transportation Machinists are building the first American-made high-speed trainsets. Bringing...

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We Honor Those Who Serve

Across North America this weekend, union members came out in force to honor veterans for their military service. https://connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v5.0 Today The Union Veterans Council worked to share valuable resources with homeless...

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Win a Princess Cruise at GDA Weekend

Win a Princess Cruise at GDA Weekend

Looking for another reason to attend Guide Dogs of America’s annual charity weekend in Las Vegas? Look no further – GDA will be raffling a Princess OceanMedallion vacation package valued at $3,000. Raffle tickets will be sold in person at all GDA sponsored Vegas...

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Big Contracts in Little Rock

Big Contracts in Little Rock

October was a busy month for IAM representatives at District W2 as two of their contracts were back on the table. Machinist members ratified agreements with both aerospace contractor Delaware Resource Group (DRG) and manufacturer Koppers, Inc. in North Little Rock,...

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