Three working women who belong to NFFE-IAM Federal District 1 tell talk about how the federal government shutdown took a toll on their lives and work. The potential for future shutdowns leaves them feeling frustrated, unsettled and angry. The post The Human Toll of Shutdowns appeared first on IAMAW .
Forty-two members of IAM Local 186 working as federal contractors at Aberdeen Proving Ground ratified a three-year contract with employer Jacobs Technology. The contract guarantees wage increases of 3 percent every year, improved employer contributions to health insurance, improved employer pension contributions and improved language for bereavement leave and jury duty. The members successfully resisted […]
During the Christmas break, machinist member Tony Daubs received a phone call from his local lodge president Sam Daniel. “I said, ‘You’re bluffing me Sam’ and I hung up the phone,” remembers Daubs and laughs as he tells the story. “I just couldn’t believe it was true.” But, it was! Thirty-three year IAM member Tony […]