Blue Springs, MO Public Works Employees Vote to Join Machinists Union

30 workers from the City of Blue Springs Public Works in Missouri have voted overwhelmingly to join the IAM. The new members will be a diverse group of employees from the public works water department, fleet services and street and sewer maintenance fields.

The inside organizing committee and new members had to overcome many obstacles throughout the 3-month campaign due to COVID restrictions.

“My sincerest gratitude goes out to all of these members that stood together so they could have the opportunity to negotiate a fair and equitable contract for years to come,” said IAM Local Lodge 778 Directing Business Representative Joe Capra, the campaign’s lead organizer. “I’d like to thank the inside committee of City of Blue Springs Public Works and Business Agent Scott Brown for their endless dedication in making this a strong win for them and the IAM.”

“In these uncertain economic times and tenuous job security, these brave women and men from the City of Blue Springs Public Works stood in solidarity to make their voices heard by voting overwhelmingly to join the IAM,” said IAM Midwest Territory General Vice President Steve Galloway. “Credit for this organizing win goes to Directing Business Representative Joe Capra and the whole team to secure this tremendous victory. I welcome our new sisters and brothers to our IAM family.”

Updated: March 19, 2021 — 11:08 AM

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