White House Budget Would Gut Federal Workers’ Retirement

The National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE) strongly condemned the White House’s first budget proposal. This budget would affect the retirement security of 2.1 million federal employees. NFFE National President Randy Erwin says the budget would destroy federal workers’ retirement.  “The President campaigned on being a champion for working people and protecting people’s retirement,” said … Read more

CEO Salaries: More for Them, Less for Us

Last year, CEOs of S&P 500 Index companies took home an average of over $13 million in total compensation, according to the AFL-CIO’s analysis of available data. In contrast, production and nonsupervisory workers earned only $37,632, on average, in 2016—a CEO-to-worker pay ratio of 347 to 1. Check out the highest-paid CEOs and their companies. … Read more

IAM Wins Certification at Alaska Airlines, United Ground Express

The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) today won certification as the representative for 5,500 employees at Alaska Airlines and United Ground Express. The National Mediation Board (NMB) certified the IAM to represent the entire Clerical, Office, Fleet and Passenger Service Employees craft or class at Alaska Airlines, Inc. The NMB certification confirms … Read more

Happy 129th Birthday, Machinists

Sisters and Brothers, On May 5, 1888, our great union was founded when 19 railroad machinists secretly met in Atlanta to protect their rights from an abusive employer. During that meeting in a dirty railroad pit, those individuals could not have conceived what the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers would become. Tom Talbot … Read more

‘A Blatant Attack on Working Families’: House Passes So-Called Health Care ‘Reform’

The American Health Care Act has narrowly passed the House of Representative by a vote of 217-213. Twenty Republicans joined every House Democrat in opposing the bill. The legislation will now move to the Senate for debate. IAM International President Bob Martinez issued the following statement: “This is another rushed and flawed attempt at health … Read more