Posts tagged International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers

    Nissan tool and die workers vote against union at Tennessee plant

    March 17, 2023 // By a vote of 62 to 9 with 97% participation, workers at a Nissan manufacturing facility have again voted overwhelmingly against union representation and elected to maintain their direct relationship with the company. Nissan respects this decision, and we remain focused on working with employees to drive our future forward together," she said. Union spokesman DeLane Adams provided a statement, saying the union would continue to support the workers "so we will be prepared for them to join our union when the time is right again." The statement highlighted the length of the campaign, which began in 2021, with the union attempting to create a small group of organized workers within the plant rather than attempting to organize the entire facility.

    Effort to unionize LMI Aerospace falters

    December 19, 2022 // In an election this week over whether to join a union, LMI Aerospace said in a statement that workers “did not achieve the necessary number of votes” to do so. The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers sent a note to workers saying the election resulted in a 27-27 tie, with five challenged ballots.

    St. Louis Apple Store abandons plans to unionize due to alleged ‘increased hostility’

    November 28, 2022 // IAM previously filed an “Unfair Labor Practice charge at the NLRB against Apple for requiring the St. Louis Apple store employees to attend a captive audience meeting and making threats of reprisal if the employees choose to organize with the IAM.” Interestingly, IAM was who organized the first Apple Store in the US that successfully unionized in Maryland. But the situation changed quickly in St. Louis. As reported by Bloomberg, the staff has now withdrawn its plan to move forward with the process.

    Factbox-Latest on Ratification Status of U.S. Railroad Unions to Avert Strike

    November 10, 2022 // - Major U.S. railroads and unions representing 115,000 workers reached a tentative deal last week and averted a potential strike that could have stalled almost 30% of U.S. cargo shipments by weight, stoked inflation and cost the U.S. economy as much as $2 billion per day. Although a strike was avoided with intervention from the Biden administration, uncertainty still looms over the industry as most unions are yet to ratify the deal.

    Rail union approves deal offering hope of avoiding strike

    November 7, 2022 // Concerns remain about the possibility of an economically devastating strike because the Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employes Division and Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen unions voted down their contracts, and many workers say these deals just don’t address their quality-of life concerns. No strike is imminent because those unions agreed to return to the bargaining table to try to work out a new deal, but those talks have been deadlocked over the unions’ demands for paid sick time and there is a Nov. 19 deadline.

    Weyerhaeuser worker strike ends after 46 days with ‘not the greatest’ contract

    October 31, 2022 // A six-week worker strike at Weyerhaeuser mills across the Pacific Northwest ended Friday after union members narrowly voted to approve a new contract that included wage increases and benefits. The approved contract did not include all the changes unionized workers were hoping for but did secure improvements such as lower healthcare premium costs and 14% wage increases, according to Brandon Bryant, district business representative for International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers.

    Apple workers vote to unionize in Oklahoma in 2nd labor win

    October 17, 2022 // Fifty-six workers at the store, located at Oklahoma City's Penn Square Mall, voted to be represented by The Communications Workers of America, while 32 voted against it, according to a preliminary tally by National Labor Relations Board. The approximate number of eligible voters was 95, the board said.

    JetBlue ground operations workers seek union representation

    September 29, 2022 // A vote in favor could create the third-largest unionized work group at the New York-based airline. JetBlue’s pilots and flight attendants are already unionized. It would come during a wave of union votes across companies from Amazon to Starbucks . A vote could also take place while JetBlue is in the process of trying to acquire budget airline Spirit Airlines , where more than 80% of employees are represented by unions, compared with JetBlue’s 46%, according to annual company filings.

    Railroad pact could fall apart, unions set to vote Thursday

    September 20, 2022 // The report quoted Railroad Works United activist Ron Kaminkow saying that average rail workers felt “a lot of anger, confusion and hostility” toward the deal, with the workers unhappy about vague details about sick leave and other days off. And the publication Labor Notes said a contract rejection “is still a very live possibility, based on discussions with members and leaders of various unions involved.”

    Freight railroads, some unions reach contract deals covering 15,000 U.S. workers

    August 30, 2022 // The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) Rail Division said the 24% compounded pay raise over the five-year contract would be the largest ever if ratified. On Aug. 16, the emergency board tasked with helping major freight railroads and unions end a contract negotiation stalemate proposed annual wage increases of 3% and 7% from 2020 to 2024 equal to a 24% compounded hike. The board also recommended five $1,000 annual bonuses and an additional paid day off.