X-Ray Lodge 1916 Meeting & Info

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X-Ray Lodge 1916 meets at IAM District 10 located at 1650 South 38th Street, Milwaukee, WI on the 2nd Tuesday of each month.

The business meeting begins promptly at 6 p.m. The informational meeting starts at 12am.

Lodge 1916 was chartered in 1947, changing from Lodge 1696 when GE X-Ray Corp. moved to Milwaukee, WI from Chicago, IL. The first Officers were elected in 1948 and the first recorded shop committee coming in 1949. Lodge 1916 is part of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers.

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Machinists response to GE – Waukesha Engines plant closure

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District 10 and Local Lodge 1377 of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers are saddened to hear of the GE Power & Water plan to eliminate 350 skilled jobs from the Waukesha, WI facility. The Union members of GE Power & Water have provided a skilled and efficient workforce manufacturing world class gas engine products.

GE claims the closing of the facility is directly related to the export financing lapse of the U.S. Export Import Bank. The Republicans in Congress have been in strong opposition to attempts at reauthorize the Bank. The elimination of these jobs is directly related to the GOP’s opposition to the U.S. Export Import Bank led by Scott Walker, Ron Johnson and Paul Ryan.  Their opposition is hurting Wisconsin workers.

While the renewal of the U.S. Export Import Bank is at the center of the Wisconsin job loss, let’s not miss GE’s position. GE is willing to sacrifice American workers for even greater financial gain.

District 10 and Local Lodge 1377 understand this is a devastating blow to our members, their families and the community. The Union plans to engage in open discussions with the Company in hopes of identifying alternatives to the elimination of jobs. The current collective bargaining agreement is planned to expire on May 1, 2016.

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