Machinists Union to Testify Before House Science and Technology Committee on NASA Workplace Issues


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Washington, D.C., August 3, 2007 - The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) has been requested to appear before the House Science and Technology Committee to testify about issues concerning the workplace at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) facility in Cape Canaveral, FL. The IAM's testimony comes in the wake of recent allegations that NASA facility systems are suffering from management indiscretion and misconduct.

"We welcome the opportunity to testify about the serious issues faced by workers at NASA's facility at Cape Canaveral," said Johnny Walker, District 166 Directing Business Representative who will be testifying for the IAM. The IAM represents more than 2,000 workers at NASA facilities at Cape Canaveral and the Kennedy Space Center.

The House Science and Technology Committee has jurisdiction over NASA and plans to hold hearings on NASA workplace issues and ongoing NASA programs.

The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, AFL-CIO, CLC, is one of the nation's largest trade unions, representing more than 720,000 active and retired members. For additional information about the IAM, visit their website at www.goiam.org.

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