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 of a retired persons funding is a abonination to what makes a good person!
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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, right to work (for less) and with healthcare. Her main opposition plans on gutting everything the labor movement has fought, bled, and died to achieve.
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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 this convention at the historic and union represented, Chicago Hilton.
This is our great unions flag flying proud with the American and Hilton flags.
I will be adding several highlights soon. As well as some of the larger, more impacting, decisions made during the convention. For further images and information, please visit IAM local 623’s Facebook page, the IAMAW’s Facebook page, or the Machinists News Network page.
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“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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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 ideological sympathy. Republicans and democrats in Congress approved this treaty, that was signed today. Remember who signed for it in November. Look who’s running against them and see what they say.
Our representative democratic republic is only as good as those we vote for. Ignore the tv, Facebook, YouTube, billboard, and radio ads. Look into each candidate for yourself. Our primaries are on March 1st. Let’s get our rights back with this election. Let’s unite for the working rights our forefathers fought and died for. For what our veterans fought and died for. America is great, let’s see how great we can make it. Let’s not make it great again, let’s make it better then it’s ever been.
See Pres. Martinez’s official response here.
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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 Memphis.
Let’s continue his fight forward to create a stronger middle class. The middle class he had. The middle class that is dying since he left us.
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