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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!

‚ÄčIf 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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Remember today

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Electrolux Hiring!

Anyone in central MN in need of a different job? One where you can speak up? One with great insurance and retirement? Here’s an option for one of our represented shops!

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Our IAMAW President Responds to the TPP

Our President, Robert Martinez Jr., responded to the Obama administration signing the Trans Pacific Partnership today. I know we can all agree that today is a sad day for the working and working poor in the United States of America. Yet again our elected politicians, all of them, have sold us out for profit and …

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Honor the legacy of the greatest man of the last fifty years

Today we honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. A man who was never content with helping only once. Even after his greatest accomplishments, the eventual passage if the civil rights act, he kept fighting for labor and poverty. Please remember when he died in 1968, he was fighting for striking workers in …

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