For over a century, labor unions have protected and strengthened workers through a process called collective bargaining. But right-to-work laws, like PROPOSITION A in Missouri, are taking that protection away.
Human rights are defined as a right that is believed to belong to all persons. Unfortunately, even in 2018, there is still a fight to ensure everyone is granted basic rights of dignity and freedom.
As a commitment to forward progress and our human rights program, the IAM’s Women’s and Human Rights Department is hosting the Human Rights Training Program June 10-15, 2018 at the William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center in Hollywood, MD.
The Human Rights Program is one way to ensure the IAM disburses our message and motivates leaders to continue our fight.
Download the call letter and return the completed registration form to the Women’s and Human Rights Department no later than May 4, 2018.
Please contact the Women’s and Human Rights Department at 301-967-4747 with any questions.
High School Seniors from various New Jersey schools attended a work site visit to learn more about entering a Diesel Mechanic or Automotive Mechanic Apprenticeship as part of the IAM CREST Youth Transition to Work Program (YTTW). This year 19 students visited three IAM represented locations to see first-hand at what potential careers in the industry look like.
The IAM CREST YTTW program is funded by a New Jersey Department of Labor grant which has been active since 2009. Each year IAM CREST representative Ira Stern visits high schools to let young people know about these options.
The YTTW program pays for the education and works to get participants jobs at IAM shops. IAM CREST works in conjunction with IAM District 15 to coordinate the shop visits and future job opportunities.
Since its beginning over 100 students have entered the program and worked toward completing an apprenticeship.