Machinists Union Outraged at Harley-Davidson Kansas City Plant Closure

Harley-Davidson management announced early Tuesday that it will close a manufacturing facility in Kansas City, MO. The closure affects 572 Machinists Union members at Harley and Syncreon. “Kansas City is suffering the consequences of Harley-Davidson’s continued neglect of its North American workforce and ridership,” said International President Bob Martinez. “Harley-Davidson has yet to put together … Read more

Machinists Call for NAFTA Reform on Capitol Hill

The Machinists Union joined U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) and other members of Congress to demand an end to outsourcing and push for strong, enforceable labor standards within a renegotiated NAFTA. 184 Members of Congress recently sent a letter to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer stating that low wages, a lack of independent unions, and … Read more

Women Still Fighting for Equal Pay

When the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act was signed into law nine years ago by then President Obama, it finally restored the right for women to sue employers over pay discrimination. On the 9th anniversary of the #LillyLedbetter Fair Pay Act being signed into law, I reaffirm the @MachinistsUnion‘s fight against pay discrimination. I am blessed … Read more

What’s Your Opinion of the State of the Union?

Tonight President Trump delivers his first State of the Union speech. Both houses of Congress and all America will hear his version of his accomplishments. But how are working families really faring under his administration? The AFL-CIO is asking people, in one word, how they would describe the state of our union. The post What’s … Read more