In observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the District Offices will be closed. We’ll be open again on Tuesday, January 19th at 8:00 am.
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JUSTICE SERVED AT DIRECTV! Investigation by the US Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division recently found the Company in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act. Employees were paid on a piece-rate basis which dropped their hourly pay below federal minimum wage. The installers were also not paid for time spent on unsuccessful installations, […]
Your Union has filed a number of charges via the Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) Unfair Practice process to protect the rights of IAM members in the City of Long Beach. PERB is the state agency responsible for enforcing the collective bargaining laws covering public employees in California. These Charges Include: Furlough Charge (WON) $4,000,000 […]
Local Lodge 311 Secretary/Treasurer Alex Rische and President/Directing Business Rep Sal Vasquez presented Brother Chris Wagoner, Director of the William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center two customized coca-cola bottles to be displayed in the halls of the school. Local Lodge 311 represents the mechanics who service the bottling equipment at Coca-Cola facilities throughout Southern […]
In case you missed it here is a clip of our Chief Negotiator Richard Suarez giving the Mayor, City Council, and City management and the community at large, some simple facts and figures related to our contract negotiation. His brief yet impactful comments softened them up and our esteemed Pat Mangum (Shop Steward/Negotiator) knocked them […]
With a unanimous 9-0 vote, Long Beach’s elected leaders last week put their city on track for a $15 minimum wage! The Raise the Wage Coalition advocated for Long Beach to develop similar standards pursued by both L.A. City and County with strong enforcement against wage theft and for additional paid sick days. Before the […]
Last year, in promotion of the Annual Fundraiser for Guide Dogs, we posted about Goliath, who is a puppy-in-training. I met him when he and his trainer, John Meno, dropped by the District Office for a photo shoot. He’s since been doing very well. In July 2015 Goliath started summer camp for his formal […]
These photos of the New One World Trade Center, dubbed the “Freedom Tower”, and the National September 11 Memorial and Museum were taken last month by President/DBR Sal Vasquez while site seeing during the IAM Staff Conference in New York City. The New One World Trade Center became the tallest structure in New Your City […]