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A great first annual membership picnic!

We had our first annual membership picnic yesterday at Wilson Park. It went fantastic! Lots of members and their families showed up to enjoy the park and have a great cook out! Can’t wait until next year! Picture is the committee’s who put this together.

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Member Picnic 

Come on down to Wilson Park on Sunday for a picnic! All members and their families are welcome!

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IT’S FAIR TIME!

Come on down to the Benton County fair! We are also looking for volunteers to staff the labor booth Saturday at 4 pm. Contact communicator, Joe Baratta or Business Representative Colleen Murphy-Cooney if your interested.

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Members learning at the W3 Education Center

Brothers John Shotl (Steward – Electrolux) and Joe Baratta (LL623 Communicator, Steward – Electrolux) attended different classes at the William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center in Hollywood Maryland. Brother John attended the Leadership 1 course to further his knowledge to represent the Machinist Union and to better represent the membership. Brother Joe Baratta attended …

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The Machinists bring the fight to Washington D.C. to fight for our earned pensions!

Int’l President Bob Martinez stood proud with Senators Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Al Franken (D-MN) to push the Keep Our Pensions Protected Act of 2017. The KOPPA brings about the needed reversal of earned pension plans to cut benifits from existing retired workers. We need to keep fighting for working people! The devistation …

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Campaign Time!

​If any Local Lodge 623 members, active or retired, could come out and spread the word, please contact our DBR Colleen Murphy-Cooney or myself, Communicator Joe Baratta. We need all the help we can get to keep labor’s voice going strong for the future. Remember there is a difference. Our candidate stands against the tpp, …

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Grand Lodge Convention in Chicago, IL

Last week, myself along with our DBR, ST, and seven other delegates were in Chicago, IL for our 39th quadrennial Grand Lodge Convention. 1206 delegates met to vote on changes to our IAMAW constitution. We also voted on numerous committee reports and resolutions to direct our great union for the next four years. We held …

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Obama Is Bringing Overtime Pay To Millions Of Workers

“Obama Is Bringing Overtime Pay To Millions Of Workers” – http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2016/05/02/obama-overtime-pay_n_10014052.html This is exactly why we need to vote with labor. This current administration hasn’t always been labor’s best friend, but he still stands with us when it counts. I’m glad to see more American’s getting their justified income for their work performed.

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Watch “IAMAW Legislative Conference” on YouTube

Please remember to vote, and in the words of a fellow member and instructor at the William W. Winpisinger Center, “vote with your pocket books.” Remember who actually cares about what matters most,  your job.

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Local elections for Grand Lodge Reps.

Come on down tomorrow to make your voice heard!

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