IAM Local 1871

Serving members of Groton, CT

Category: legislative

Deadline Nears for Grand Lodge Convention Ad Book

The Commemorative Convention Book is a great way for IAM Lodges and employers across North America to send their greetings to thousands of delegates at the 2016 IAM Grand Lodge Convention, to be held September 4-9 in Chicago. Ads and payment must be received by the IAM Communications Department on or before Monday, May 2, […]

Ten Critical Problems with the Trans-Pacific Partnership

The TPP allows currency-manipulating countries to kill U.S. jobs. The current TPP text doesn’t contain enforceable currency manipulation rules. Countries that intentionally devalue their currency cheat U.S. manufacturers and undermine any benefits from tariff reductions. Enforcing currency manipulation rules is probably the single most effective thing the United States could do to create jobs; in […]

Congress Delays ACA Excise Tax on Health Plans

Congress has decided to defer, until 2020, an excise tax on many employer health plans that will have a significant impact on middle-class workers. Following a groundswell of opposition led by the IAM and other labor organizations, members from both houses of Congress have delayed the tax’s implementation. The year-end budget deal struck by Democrats […]

Alliance President Roach Warns Seniors on TPP

In addition to creating the largest global trade agreement since NAFTA, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) threatens to provide unprecedented perks and protections for pharmaceutical companies while threatening the sustainability of public health programs like Medicare and Medicaid. Older Americans should be very concerned about this deal,” warned Alliance for Retired Americans President Robert Roach, Jr. […]

IAM, Labor Issue Scathing Report on TPP

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) fails to deliver on all but one of 15 key objectives for working people, say top U.S. labor leaders in a newly-released report. The Labor Advisory Committee (LAC), chaired by IAM International President Tom Buffenbarger, issued objectives for TPP negotiators while secret talks were ongoing – such as including enforceable current […]

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