District W3 E-Board Meeting

The District W3 E-Board meeting is held semi-annually. The next meeting date and location will be announced.

 

IAM Midwest Territory Educator & Communicator Training

In order for us to be more effective at servicing and organizing, it is mandatory every IAM District and Local have in place an active Educator and Communicator, working in concert with Officers and Stewards, on 1) educating the membership on current issues and 2) creating a continuous flow of information from the Local and District to ensure our members are kept up to date on what matters.

As part of the IAM Midwest Territory’s ongoing efforts to revamp and become more effective at servicing and organizing, the IAM Midwest Territory will be holding Communicator & Educator Training in Wisconsin.

All Local and District Communicators and Educators throughout the state of Wisconsin are expected to attend. All participants are asked to bring a laptop, if possible. Within the state of Wisconsin there will be 3 different dates and locations.

District 10
Milwaukee, WI
Monday, March 5, 2018
9:00 am to 4:00 pm

District 66
LaCrosse, WI
Wednesday. March 7, 2018
8:00 am to 4:00 pm

District W3
Schofield, WI
Friday, March 9, 2018
8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Please mail the completed registration form to:

IAM Midwest Territory, ATT: LaToya Egwuekwe-Smith, 113 Republic Avenue, Suite 100, Joliet, IL 60435 by February 23, 2018.

Attention All Communicators and Educators!

IAM Midwest Territory will be holding a special Communicator & Educator Training on Friday, February 16, 2018 in Minnesota. Training will be held on Friday, February 16, 2018 from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, at the IAM District 77 Office Building located at 1010 East Highway 96, Vadnais Heights, MN 55127. This training will be held in conjunction with the Minnesota State Council of Machinists Conference, also being held at the District 77 Office Building, from Friday, February 16 to Sunday, February 18, 2018.

All Local and District Communicators and Educators throughout the state of Minnesota are expected to attend. All participants are asked to bring a laptop, if possible.
If the Communicator and Educator are Delegates to the State Council, they will need to pay the Delegate registration fee of $60.00 to attend this training. If they aren’t delegates, they will need to pay $25.00 to cover materials and lunch. Registration payment is due on date of training.

A special room rate has been arranged at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites for $123.00 per night, plus tax, and includes a hot breakfast buffet daily. The hotel is located at 1100 East County Road E, Vadnais Heights, MN 55110. Reservations can be made by calling (651) 484-2400. Ask for the “MN State Council of Machinists District 77” group rate.

The cutoff date for the special room rate is Thursday, February 8, 2018.

Please mail the completed registration form, which was sent to your Recording Secretary, to IAM Midwest Territory, ATT: LaToya Egwuekwe-Smith, 113 Republic Avenue, Suite 100, Joliet, IL 60435 by February 2, 2018.
Questions? Contact LaToya Egwuekwe-Smith, Communications Representative, at (815) 404-1710.

 

Buy Union-Made this Halloween

If you want your Halloween to be all treats and no tricks, make sure all your candy is union-made in America. The Los Angeles County Federation of Labor’s resource site, Labor 411, has a list of union-made candies, as does Union Plus. Here are some highlights, featuring sweets made by the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers (BCTGM) and the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW):

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A College Education without the Cost

You read that right. Your union is now offering a Free College Benefit to members and their families. The IAM is excited to announce the new free college benefit available to Machinists Union members and their families: a free associate’s degree from Eastern Gateway Community College.

Online Classes Start October 16 – Get Registered Now

Having a college degree is more important than ever, but tuition costs just keep getting higher and higher. The IAM wants to help our Fighting Machinist families succeed without piling on thousands of dollars in student debt. That’s what makes this benefit of a free college education invaluable to IAM members and their families.

Eastern Gateway Community College is a fully accredited college with degree programs in business management, accounting, criminal justice, associate of arts, and many more. Credits are transferable towards a four-year degree program.

A college degree can be your pathway to new opportunities, greater responsibility, a better job and higher wages. Focused on working adults, this program is also designed to be flexible. Classes are online so they fit into your schedule.

This is a unique opportunity — available only to union members, their families and retirees. You can find out more about the program here.

You work hard, and the IAM wants to help. The free college benefit is one more way the IAM helps its members secure the opportunities and the respect they deserve.

Get Started on Your College Degree

Take a look at this exciting new program and take advantage today to help grow your career.