NATIONAL NEGOTIATIONS UPDATE: Dec. 2016

National negotiations between the freight railroads in national negotiations and the IAM Coalition remain stalled, hostage to the carriers’ unremitting demands for major concessionary changes to the healthcare plan. Negotiations began in January of 2015.  IAM invoked mediation in October 2015.  The parties have met regularly since then under the auspices of the National Mediation…

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Grievance filed for non-payment.

Notice: to all machinist who have worked between 2014 til now. Please supply your last pay stub for 2014, 2015 and 2016 to Mike Denney by Dec. 12, 2016.  A grievance was filed by the IAMAW on behalf of the machinist working at the Huntington Locomotive Shop regarding the fact of incorrect payment on overtime…

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Railroad Retirement Board Appeals Procedures

Persons claiming retirement, disability, survivor, unemployment or sickness benefits from the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) have the right to appeal unfavorable determinations on their claims. The RRB released a questions and answers that describes the appeals process for persons whose claims under the Railroad Retirement Act or Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act are denied, or who…

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2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup “Tribute to Labor” Event

  Join the IAM and dozens of other labor unions in participating in the 2016 “Tribute to Labor” race day at the Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, IL on September 18, 2016. The one-day event, held each year in honor of labor unions, will be a part of the kick-off race in the Chase for the…

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IAM Apparel and Accessories Now Available Online

  You can now purchase your favorite IAM apparel online with the launch of MachinistsGear.com. With 145 total products available, there is something to suit everyone’s style and taste. “It has been a long time coming and it’s finally here. At your request the IAM online store is now open for you to purchase your…

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