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Can Small Victories Lead to Large Victories? Winners and Losers of the Week

Can Small Victories Lead to Large Victories? Winners and Losers of the Week

In our regular weekly feature, we'll be taking a look at the winners and losers of the week in the struggle for the rights of working families. The winners will be the persons or organizations that go above and beyond to expand or protect the rights of working families, while the losers will be whoever went above and beyond to limit or deny those rights.

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Union, Yes: Machinists Win Back-to-Back Organizing Drives in Texas

Exciting things are happening in Texas. The Machinists (IAM) today announced a second important organizing victory, this time for 475 office and clerical personnel employed by L3 at the Corpus Christi Army Depot (CCAD) in Corpus Christi. This follows an April organizing win for 450 helicopter mechanics and technicians at the same facility.

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Make It a Union-Made Mother’s Day

The Mighty Tim Inconnu from Dayton, United States of America/Wikimedia

Mother’s Day is less than a week away (May 11), so you have no excuse for waiting until the last minute to find a nice tribute for Mom that also carries the union label. Our friends at Labor 411, the union business directory from the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, can help you out.

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Here’s What We’re Reading: Friday News Roundup

Here’s What We’re Reading: Friday News Roundup

Here are some headlines from the working families’ news we're reading today (after the jump).

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Here’s What We’re Reading: Thursday News Roundup

Photo via Lewis and Clark Humane Society

Here are some headlines from the working families news we're reading today (after the jump).

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IAM Members at Boeing Agree to Contract Extension, Maintain 777X Production

Photo courtesy of Boeing Co. Seattl

Machinists (IAM) at the Boeing Co. voted to accept an eight-year contract extension Friday that ensures production of Boeing’s 777X will remain in Washington State. The 51% to 49% vote also means Boeing will maintain production of its 737 MAX in Renton through 2024. Analysts estimate the two programs could account for as many as 20,000 direct and indirect jobs and billions of dollars in economic activity.

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Technicians at Delaware Amazon Center Set for Union Vote

Technicians at Delaware Amazon Center Set for Union Vote

Some 30 equipment and repair technicians at an Amazon.com warehouse in Middletown, Del., will vote on joining the Machinists (IAM) in a National Labor Relations Board election set for Jan. 15. Even though the election will cover just a handful of the center’s 1,500 employees, Amazon has hired “a labor law firm that’s battled with unions in the past,” reports the Seattle Times. Amazon has a long history of fighting workers’ attempts to join a union, dating back to a 2000 drive by workers at an Amazon call center in Seattle

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Union and Lobsters on the Same Menu in Maine

Photo courtesy of tedkerwin

Maine lobstermen are a pretty independent lot, but they are coming together in a union in hopes that their combined strength will help them get better prices for their catch—which is at a 40-year low—and give them more clout in the commercial fishing industry, the state legislature and agencies that regulate the industry.

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IAM Flight Attendant Honored for Combating In-Flight Fire

From left to right: IAM Transportation Vice President Sito Pantoja, District 142 President Tom Higginbotham and Sandra Hinojosa. IAM photo

Machinists (IAM) member and ExpressJet flight attendant Sandra Hinojosa was honored last week for her heroism and quick response to avert a potentially catastrophic event on an August United Airlines flight operated by ExpressJet.

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Union Golf Tournament Raises $15,000 for Charity

Some 200 golfers took part in the 21st annual Guide Dogs of America Charity Golf Tournament, which raised nearly $15,000 for the charity.

The team of Ryan Gjersee, Kyle Havener, Matt O’Brien and Kyle Wenger won a one-hole playoff to win the best-ball tournament, which was held July 21 at Willows Run.

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