IAM Local 1871

Serving members of Groton, CT

U.S. Nuclear Defense Comes With High Cost to Workers

Most American workers go about their jobs, put in enough years to retire and expect to be healthy enough to enjoy their golden years. For many nuclear defense plant workers, it’s a roll of the dice. The Pantex weapons facility in Amarillo, TX was built in 1942 to manufacture conventional bombs for the war effort. […]

Martinez Takes Helm as IAM’s 14th International President

Bob Martinez, Jr., officially became the 14th International President in the IAM’s 127-year history after taking his oath of office at IAM Headquarters in Upper Marlboro, MD. Martinez takes over for former International President Tom Buffenbarger, who retires after more than 18 years as the IAM’s top officer. Martinez will serve the remainder of Buffenbarger’s […]

Union Meeting

International Association of Machinist And Aerospace Workers MERRIT GRAHAM LODGE NO. 1871 18 Pleasant Street Groton, Connecticut 06340 Office Phone (860) 445-8619   IAM LOCAL 1871 METTING NOTICE The next regular monthly meeting of Local Lodge 1871 will take place on January 14, 2016 at the Union Hall, 18 Pleasant Street, Groton, CT. at 3:00pm. […]

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 […]

Connecticut Local Delivers Thanksgiving for Needy Families

A food pantry run by IAM Local 1871 in Groton, CT, marks its 25th year of providing Thanksgiving baskets for out-of-work members, needy families and others in the community. Volunteers hope to distribute baskets to nearly 150 families. Each basket includes a complete Thanksgiving dinner, supplied at no cost to working families who might not […]

Machinist Annual Turkey Drive

Machinists’ 25th annual turkey drive has come and gone with great success. Donations at the gate are up almost $800 from last year. This is a great start to our goal to providing those turkey dinners to the families of our fellow Brothers and Sisters and those in the community who are in need. This […]

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