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See the articles below for the Lodge's latest news and announcements.

Machinists Union Postpones 40th Grand Lodge Convention Amid COVID-19 Concerns

In order to protect the safety and health of members and guests in light of the coronavirus pandemic, the IAM Executive Council has made the difficult decision to postpone the upcoming 40th IAM Grand Convention, which had been scheduled for Sept. 6-11, 2020 in San Diego. The convention will instead be held Sept. 12-17, 2021 Read more about Machinists Union Postpones 40th Grand Lodge Convention Amid COVID-19 Concerns[…]

Local Lodge Members Don Face Masks for Protection [Photo Gallery]

Members of Local Lodge 463, in their various work locations across Little Rock Air Force Base, take steps to combat the infection and spread of COVID-19 by donning face-masks while performing on-site work duties. Additional precautions such as frequent hand washing and sanitization of workstations have become the norm. The Local Lodge is proud of Read more about Local Lodge Members Don Face Masks for Protection [Photo Gallery][…]

IAM Members, Families Can Complete Bachelor’s Degree for Free This Summer

Because of the current economic and public health uncertainty, IAM members and families who enroll in the IAM’s Low-Cost Degree Program by Monday, May 18, 2020 can complete a bachelor’s degree with no out-of-pocket costs. Get started by calling 888-897-9671 or enrolling online at FreeCollege.goIAM.org. Your union is making it possible for all students who enroll Read more about IAM Members, Families Can Complete Bachelor’s Degree for Free This Summer[…]

COVID-19 Driven Changes to Scholarship Application Submission Process

The Local Lodge 463 Scholarship application deadline is approaching! Deadline still MAY 31, 2020. Due to circumstances brought about by the current COVID-19 pandemic and CDC suggested social-distancing guidelines, revisions have been made to the submission process of the scholarship application and other required materials such as transcripts and referral letters.  These new procedures for Read more about COVID-19 Driven Changes to Scholarship Application Submission Process[…]

IAM Suspends Programming at Winpisinger Center Through End of 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has had an unprecedented impact on our economy, our employers and our membership. For many reasons, including the uncertain nature of when it will be safe for members and staff to travel and gather in groups, the IAM Executive Council has made the decision to close the Winpisinger Education and Technology Center Read more about IAM Suspends Programming at Winpisinger Center Through End of 2020[…]

CAE Initiates Travel Restrictions on Site Employees

COVID-19 Pandemic: Travel Guidance / Required Quarantine Effective March 18, 2020: All CAE USA employees at Little Rock Air Force Base, including both Represented and Non-represented, are subject to the following policy. CAE has implemented necessary guidelines to ensure the health and safety of their personnel during the COVID-19 crisis. In addition, local governments and Read more about CAE Initiates Travel Restrictions on Site Employees[…]