to District 15 of the
Machinists Union, AFL-CIO
The IAM is a large and diverse organization,
representing 720,000 members
District 15 is a labor union representing thousands of workers for the
purpose of "Collective Bargaining". Our Membership includes hundreds of different occupations from Truck Mechanics to Black Car Drivers, we are
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•Cost-of-living raises so that wage rates rise with living costs.
•Increased purchasing power to provide a higher standard of living.
•Paid sick leave and life insurance for workers; employer-paid hospital, medical, dental and eye care benefits for workers and their families
•Equal pay for equal work regardless of sex, race, or national origin.
•A safe, healthy workplace.
•Shorter work week with double time for voluntary overtime.
•Restrictions on subcontracting. Employer-paid insurance for worn, broken, or stolen tools.
•Joint apprentice training and retraining on the job.
•Portable pensions with optional early retirement benefits.
•Severance pay and supplemental unemployment benefits.
District 15's Main Headquaters
Jim Conigliaro Sr, Directing Business Representative
Vincent Addeo, Organizer
Russell Gittlen, Area Director
Jim Foley, Business Representative
Mike Vartabedian, Business Representative
Mike Walsh, Assistant Directing Business Representative
Steve Staab, Business Representatives
SPECIAL NOTICE FROM DISTRICT 15
IAMAW District 15 DBR Jim Conigliaro and all the District 15 Staff wish to extend our thoughts and prayers to all those affected by Hurricane Sandy.
Our hearts go out to all those impacted by this storm.
The IAM is ready to help our members in anyway possible.
The IAM National Disaster Relief Fund is available for IAM Members:
Members helping members in times of need is a strong tradition in the Machinists union, and the recent string of snow, wind and rain storms across the East coast generated by Hurricane Sandy has caused widespread damage. IAM members adversely affected by severe weather like Hurricanes Sandy and Isaac, or other natural disasters, can get help from the IAM’s Disaster Relief Fund.
For more information please contact:
Jessinia or Sabrina at District office
The NYC Central Labor Council is resuming regular business hours as of Monday, Nov. 5 at 9am. Many cities and communities across New York, New Jersey and elsewhere continue to struggle amid the wreckage left behind by Hurricane Sandy, and the NYC CLC is working with our affiliates to coordinate resources and assistance for the millions of hardworking families that have been devastated by this storm.
If you're in New York and need assistance locating Hurricane Sandy resources or want to volunteer to help, click HERE for a list of links to get you started.
If you're in New Jersey and need assistance locating Hurricane Sandy resources, click HERE for a list of links to get you started.
If you or any members require assistance, call us at 212-604-9552.
Vincent Alvarez, President
NYC Central Labor Council
This past week has been an extraordinary, trying and true test of the resilience and spirit of New Yorkers. Though I lost power for some days, what I experienced pales in comparison to the loss and devastation so many are facing in the aftermath of the super storm. My prayers are with those who have lost so much.
As I stopped by the shelter at Nassau Community College and visited the emergency management center in my town, I saw firsthand the human capacity to come together and to help one another in the face of a crisis. Our collective thanks to those who continue to do all they can to respond to the needs of shelter, food, water and medical attention that many of our neighbors are confronting.
In each of our communities, acts of kindness can have great meaning. As we struggle with disruption in our daily lives, we realize how much we take for granted. But for those for whom this storm brought destruction of home, loss of cherished personal property and, worst of all, loss of loved ones, it's impossible to imagine the emotions. These neighbors need our support and our prayers.
My office has estimated the cost of the storm, in terms of economic impact to New York State, will approach $18 billion. While cleanup and recovery costs will be offset to a large extent by federal assistance, there's no question Sandy will impact all of our bottom lines.
As a reminder, there are several ways in which federal, state and local governments are working to provide relief to individuals and businesses. You can find help with housing and assistance and also get general information on managing your life after the storm by going to:
You can also lend a hand in your community or help the not-for-profit and emergency aid organizations who are collecting for victims:
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