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Matthew R. McKinnon, Director
Political and Legislative Dept.

 

\Whether it's working behind the scenes getting an anti-labor provision removed from a bill or mobilizing a nationwide grassroots effort, the Legislative Department is one of the few voices in government fighting for working men and women.

The department promotes pro-worker legislation such as workers' rights, job security, and workplace safety. The department also works for fair trade laws and promotes our members' products to help them compete successfully.

With the takeover of Congress by strong anti-labor interests, many of the laws that protect workers are in danger of repeal. The Legislative Department has stopped many of the worst attacks on our members from becoming law.

 

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The Political / Legislative Department of the IAM At the IAM''s Political and Legislative Department, our primary focus is jobs. We are constantly pressing Members of Congress to find new and innovative approaches to job creation, pay special attention to the job retention issues and insure that our members and the companies they work for remain victors in the global economic battles. Each day finds us pushing for more: more worker rights, more job security, more jobs, more training, more development, and more political education.

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