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MLK Would Call on Us to Protect Our Democracy

MLK Would Call on Us to Protect Our Democracy

MLK Would Call on Us to Protect Our Democracy

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17 January 2022

Dear Sisters, Brothers, and Friends of the IAM,

This weekend, we honor the life and legacy of an iconic civil rights activist. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was an early proponent of voting rights and a tireless advocate for the working class and the oppressed around the world.

I call on you to celebrate the legacy of Dr. King by taking action to secure our right to vote. Please call on your Senators to urge their support to preserve and protect our democracy.

Here’s how you can help:

  • Send a message to your Senators asking them to end the filibuster and support the Freedom to Vote Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Act.
  • Call your Senators using our toll-free hotline at 1-877-607-0785.

The Freedom to Vote Act will usher in much-needed changes to election and campaign finance laws. The John Lewis Voting Rights Act, named for the late Georgia congressman and civil rights icon, will restore the power of the federal government to oversee state voting laws to prevent discrimination against minority voters.

The IAM shares the same ideals as Dr. King, and we stand together stronger because of it. Let’s continue to live his legacy each and every day.

In solidarity,

 

Robert Martinez Jr.
International President

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Tentative Agreement Reached at Hawaiian Airlines

Tentative Agreement Reached at Hawaiian Airlines

Tentative Agreement Reached at Hawaiian Airlines

Sisters and Brothers,

We are proud to announce we were able to reach Tentative Agreements with Hawaiian Airlines on both Clerical, Office, Stores, Fleet and Passenger Service and Maintenance and Related groups. Attached are the highlight sheets for the individual agreements. The full tentative agreements will be posted next week after all proofing and edits are completed. We will hold the ratification on February 16th across the entire system. The informational meeting schedule will be posted as soon as we confirm all locations. 

We want to thank the membership for their support and patience as we worked on these agreements.

Your negotiating committee unanimously recommends a YES vote.

Mike Klemm

President and Directing General Chair,
IAMAW District 141

District 141
Shannon Robello

Stacey Williams
Meki Pei
Sione Olevao
Arthur Croker
Joy Himuro
Ku’ulei McGuire

Dave Suplee

President and Directing General Chair,
IAMAW District 142

District 142
Derek Morto
Robert Hetchman
David Calistro
David Figueira

Recording Secretaries: Please print and post on all IAMAW bulletin boards.

141 Report: First Female President, Helena Thornton from Local 1725

141 Report: First Female President, Helena Thornton from Local 1725

IAM District Lodge 141 Report with Host Dave Lehive is a weekly podcast featuring Machinist Union Members and Allies of the Labor Movement. Our Video report airs every Friday at 2:00 PM EST (1:00 CST) on Facebook and Youtube and is also on Spotify.

141 Report: First Female President, Helena Thornton from Local 1725

For years, Helena Thornton has worked with a team of union activists in Charlotte, creating strong bonds with surrounding communities and building power for union members. Today, Helena is the first woman to hold the position of President of her local, Lodge #1725. Hear her tell her story on this week’s 141 Report.

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January Helping Hands: Mental Health & Substance Abuse Apps

January Helping Hands: Mental Health & Substance Abuse Apps

January Helping Hands: Mental Health & Substance Abuse Apps

EAP Directors:

 
     This month’s Helping Hands focuses on Mental Health and Substance Abuse apps. There are over 10,000 apps in the field. Discerning which app fits your situation can be a daunting task, there are some suggestions about how to navigate finding the best app for the situation. 
 
     There is a list of the best apps on page 2. There are a wide variety of apps to fit many situations. Please feel free to share the lists with your co-workers when they are in search of some support. 
 
     2022 is beginning in a way ha makes me think it will be difficult. Omicron has caused great uncertainty and is contributing to the anxiety that is already at record levels. The apps in this issue can help address the issues and help us get through this next phase. 
 

     Thankfully, all of you are there to support each other and to get through the next few weeks. All of your EAP leadership is in place to support you as this plays out. Please contact us and let us be there for you. 

Bryan,

Bryan Hutchinson, M.S.
 

Bryan Hutchinson, M.S.
EAP Director
bhutchinson@iam141.org
Cell: 303-229-5117

We Pledge to Protect Our Democracy

We Pledge to Protect Our Democracy

We Pledge to Protect Our Democracy

Sisters and Brothers,

One year ago, we watched as violence overtook the U.S. Capitol in an attempt to stop our nation’s sacred tradition of a peaceful transfer of power. Everyday citizens, first responders, and elected officials were put in harm’s way. It was an image many of us never thought we would see in the United States of America.

As a U.S. Navy veteran, like so many others who served our country, it was especially disturbing to see our democracy under attack. What happened that day was an affront to everything we stand for as a nation and as a union. While we encourage passionate debate and the right to disagree with one another, violence and hate are never the answer.

We must never forget this day. We must always protect our freedom and our democracy. Let’s move forward to protect the rights of all citizens and our sacred duty to make our voices heard at the ballot box instead of through violence.

In solidarity,

 

Robert Martinez Jr.
International President

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141 Report: Dulles Union Leadership

141 Report: Dulles Union Leadership

IAM District Lodge 141 Report with Host Dave Lehive is a weekly podcast featuring Machinist Union Members and Allies of the Labor Movement. Our Video report airs every Friday at 2:00 PM EST (1:00 CST) on Facebook and Youtube and is also on Spotify.

141 Report: Dulles Union Leadership

As the new year begins, the 141 Report travels to Dulles International Airport to catch up to three IAM Union leaders. Bill Hoover, Bill Peer, and Sherrie Curtis represent hundreds of airline workers and help guide an army of shop stewards over two critical airports.

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