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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

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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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IAM, TWU Come Together at ‘New’ American Airlines

IAM, TWU Come Together at ‘New’ American Airlines

The Machinists (IAM) and the Transport Workers (TWU) have reached a partnership to jointly represent nearly 30,000 ground workers at the “new” American Airlines following the merger of American Airlines and US Airways.

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Make It a Union-Made Mother’s Day

Illustration by Laura Thykeson/Flickr

Mother’s Day is a little more than a week away (May 12), 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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People @Work: Found in Translation

Duy Tran

Duy Tran’s uncle came to America on a boat with other political refugees from Vietnam during the U.S. war. It was at sea for 52 days. Their only food was raw fish. Half of them died from starvation. They came seeking freedom and better lives for themselves and their families. Most of Tran’s family and friends experienced similarly dangerous journeys on their path to America and Tran says it gave him a greater appreciation of the goals Vietnamese immigrants were pursuing.

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