PRIVATE JET, VEGAS, FOOD & CONSULTANTS EXPENSE!   

Private Jet, Las Vegas meetings, Ruth's Chris Steakhouse and consultant fees are all paid with IAM Union member dues.  IAM is known for its over the top expenditures on the backs of its hard working members.  Union dues would be better spent fighting furloughs, cut backs and reductions in pay and pension.

Over 2 million on consultants!

$35,000 on steak houses and meetings at Las Vegas prestigious Bally's and Caesar Palace Casinos!

IAM's private Lear jet cost over 12 million new and more than 1.5 million a year to operate and maintain!

 
    
 
        This is the closest you will likely get to your Union jet.  It only seats 10 passengers

IAM spent several thousand dollars at Ruth's Chris Steak House
IAM conducted official union meetings at Caesars Palace using union dues
Iam conducted official union meetings at Ballys using union dues

IAM UNION VOTING ON PENSION REFORM - Thurs August 16, 2012 by Harry Saltzgaver, Exec Editor Long Bch, CA: Gazette Newspaper

City Manager Pat West said that if the new contract is approved, it would save $3.9 million in the city's general fund in the coming year, and $12 million over all funds...  Under the new contract, IAM members...

 

AFTER AGREEMENT, LONG BEACH BECOMES LARGEST CITY IN CALPERS TO ACHIEVE FULL PENSION REFORM
- October 18, 2013 Signal Tribune

With these final agreements, Long Beach has achieved full pension reform, with all City employees paying their full share of pension costs, making Long Beach the largest California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) city to achieve this milestone, according to a press release issued by the City.

 

STREET SWEEPERS TARGET FOR PRIVATE FIRM CONTRACT
- by Harry Saltzgaver, Exec Editor Long Bch, CA: Gazette Newspaper

Street sweeping was one of the city services targeted for potential privatization last year...  Also noted in the staff report is the fact that Athens handles trash and recycling pickup in 21 cities. While there is no comment in this report about contracting out either trash or recycle pickup...

 

CITY OF LONG BEACH LABOR DISPUTE WITH IAM CONTINUES
- December 4, 2012 by Joshua H. Silavent, Staff Writer, Long Beach Business Journal

"We're willing to give the city the pension reform that they're asking for, said IAM chief spokesperson Ray Rivera.
The Business Journal obtained a copy of the latest IAM proposal, which includes an agreement for members to pick up the full 8 percent of CalPERS retirement contributions. In addition, it proposes an adjusted compensation formula for new employees, which includes raising the retirement age to 62 from 55.

 

LONG BEACH SAYS IT HAS ACHIEVED TOTAL PENSION REFORM
- October 16, 2013 by Christine Mai-Duc, Los Angeles Times

"Since 2007, the city has eliminated 786 positions and slashed $134 million from its general fund...Employees covered under the new contracts will now contribute 8% of their salary into CalPERS, an increase from the 2%"

 

UNREST PUTS NATIONAL SPOTLIGHT ON MACHINISTS' LEADERSHIP
- December 10, 2012 by Lydia Depillis, The Washington Post

"The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) will have to rerun its elections.

The labor movement has a lot of challenges forced upon it by economic conditions. Rigid, entrenched leadership is one that it's brought upon itself.

 
 
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