IAM News Thursday, May 30th, 2013
The IAM is celebrating its 125th birthday in Atlanta, the city of the union’s founding, with the opening of the 2013 IAM National Staff Conference. Speakers commemorated the progress of a union that has grown from 19 machinists secretly meeting in an Atlanta locomotive pit in 1888 to an international organization of 700,000 active and retired members the IAM boasts today.
IAM Headquarters General Vice President Rich Michalski joined Congressman John Larson (D-CT), Connecticut Governor Dan Malloy and Goodwin College President Mark Scheinberg in launching a new certification program.
Aerospace manufacturer Pratt & Whitney has agreed to a $1 billion agreement with the Pentagon for a fifth series of F-35 fighter jet engines. The deal means job security for thousands of IAM members at the company, a unit of United Technologies Corp.
A new video on the Machinists News Network showcases the real meaning of living the “American Dream.” To the five IAM members profiled, the real American Dream is having an IAM contract.
The IAM Journal is now available to download – via the free IAM app – on an iPhone, iPad, Android tablet, Android phone or Kindle Fire by clicking here and following the appropriate link.
--Attn: District no. 10 will pay the $35 driver registration fee for the first fifty(50) ride participants (limited availibility but still open)--
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