Multiemployer Pension Plans Under Attack

Multiemployer Pension Plans Under Attack

By Robert Roach, Jr. IAM General Secretary-Treasurer Americans are concerned about their retirement futures. And rightly so. Multiemployer pension plans protected by the Pension Benefit Guarantee Corporation (PBGC) are under attack. With the impending sunset of the...

Hanford workers reject contractor offers

Richland — Hanford Atomic Metal Trades Council workers decisively voted down offers from five Hanford contractors Tuesday. HAMTC posted results Tuesday night. CH2M Hill Plateau Remediation workers voted 408 to 2 against the offer. Washington River Protection Solutions...
Mobile Metal Trades Council Launches Organizing Campaign at Austal

Mobile Metal Trades Council Launches Organizing Campaign at Austal

After more than nine-months of behind the scenes planning the Mobile Metal Trades Council has launched a campaign to unionize the workers at Austal USA, a Navy shipbuilding and repair facility in Mobile, Alabama. “Stepping onto the Austal yard is like stepping into a...
Tell Congress: Stop the Furloughs

Tell Congress: Stop the Furloughs

Starting July 8th, mandatory furloughs for upwards of 700,000 Department of Defense workers will go into effect. Each worker is required to take 11 unpaid holidays – one per week – meaning their pay will drop 20% for 11 weeks. We can’t allow this to...