Workers in Barstow, CA are rising up! In the past 9 months, several hundred workers have voted to partner with the IAM in nine (9) different NLRB elections. This partnership has produced several Union Contracts, which have provided hundreds of workers with better wages, better benefits and improved working conditions. The IAM is looking forward to continue to help other workers build better lives and communities. Call us at (916) 235-0123 to discuss how we can help.
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San Diego, CA - Western Territory General Vice President Gary Allen and a delegation of IAM Representatives from Southern California visited Workshops for Warriors on Wednesday April 29, 2015 to make a donation from the IAM and forge a partnership. Workshops for Warriors is a non-profit organization that provides job training to veterans who are transitioning into civilian life. The organization offers veterans the choice of taking courses in welding and machining completely free of charge.
“Our Veterans have always stood on the front lines, defending our individual freedoms and constitutional rights. We owe them a great debt of gratitude for their valiant service to our great country" said General Vice President Gary R. Allen. “ the IAM looks forward to forging a partnership and assisting Workshops for Warriors with the transition of veterans and injured veterans into civilian life through training, mentoring, and job placement. Justice on the job and service to the community - It’s who we are as a Union. Our skilled members work hard every day to produce state of the art military technology to help keep our soldiers safe. It is now up to us as a Union to work to help them obtain training and good paying jobs as we welcome them home. Thank you to our San Diego team for bringing this this noble cause to the forefront.”
“Make no mistake; this is a Union-friendly facility,” said Workshops for Warriors founder Hernán Luis y Prado. “Unions built the Middle Class and gave us that little thing we all enjoy called the weekend.”
Workshops for Warriors has graduated 140 veterans since its inception in 2008 and boasts a 100% job placement rate.
Western Territory Organizing Leader Steve Cooper, GVP Diane Babineaux, DL 725 Organizer Calixto Tapia, DL 160 Representative Alfredo Silva, and Western Territory Grand Lodge Special Representative Joe Solis representing the IAM at the AFL-CIO's 'We Rise!' immigration conference. Working to bridge the gap between labor and the imigrant community.
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