Month: March 2020

Tell Congress to Save the U.S. Aerospace Manufacturing Industry

Please urge members of Congress to help save the U.S. aerospace manufacturing industry and the millions of jobs it supports as part of the urgent relief package in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. IAM International President Robert Martinez Jr. recently sent a letter to members of Congress urging support for hundreds of thousands of aerospace workers affected […]

Tell Congress to Save Railroad Jobs

  In response to the decreased demand for rail services due to COVID-19, U.S. rail systems are considering severe measures to combat the novel coronavirus pandemic. The U.S. rail systems face sharp declines in revenue due to a drastic decrease in demand for rail services caused by COVID-19. IAM and TCU-IAM members proudly work in […]

Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act

Effective April 2, 2020, the Federal Government authorized paid sick leave in certain circumstances. It is anticipated that the Department of Labor will be issuing regulations which will give further clarity to what the law requires and Congress is considering additional relief packages which may supplement this new law.  Below is a summary of what […]

Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act

  Effective April 2, 2020, the Federal Government amended the FMLA to provide for increased coverage for certain employees.  The government also separately authorized paid sick leave; however, when it comes to FMLA, the pay component is actually limited to childcare responsibilities caused by Covid-19.  Further, it is anticipated that the Department of Labor will […]

IAM Issues Guidelines for Bargaining with Employers Regarding COVID-19

Because the developing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has been declared a national emergency and is certain to affect every IAM-represented workplace, the Machinists Union has issued an important memorandum for bargaining with employers. READ: Guidelines for bargaining with employers regarding COVID-19 Employers are required to bargain with unions over this matter, and it is essential for IAM […]

Steward Nomination Announcement

Due to the circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 crisis, monthly meetings may be impacted for some time. Please note that written steward nominations can be submitted in the following ways: Hand  delivered to the recording secretary (Brian Steinrichter) Mailed to the Local 389 Office at the Kearny Mesa Machinist Hall, 5150 Kearny Mesa Rd., San Diego, […]