Month: October 2013

Jobs top issue in Pratt & Whitney-Machinists talks

HARTFORD — As jet engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney and the Machinists Union begin negotiations Thursday for a new contract governing pay, benefits, work rules and other conditions, the top issue will be jobs. Neither company nor union representatives would

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Machinists Union Ratifies United Contract But Says US Airways Drags Its Feet

The International Association of Machinists is applauding a new deal covering 28,000 workers at United Airlines, but says it cannot seem to make any headway on two US Airways contract. The United deal runs through 2016 and covers fleet service

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NY Times Profiles IAM Lobstermen in Maine

Yvonne Rosen, a member of the IAM’s Maine Lobstermen’s Union, tosses back undersized lobsters while pulling traps off the coast of Maine. (Courtesy: Craig Dilger for The New York Times) The IAM’s year-long campaign to help establish the Maine Lobstermen’s

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Machinists Union Opposes Plan to Cut Pensions

Washington, D.C., October 29, 2013 — At a hearing today by the House Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions, the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers voiced its strong opposition to any new federal legislation that would allow

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