Saluting the Memphis Sanitation Strikers

50 years ago today, two sanitation workers were crushed to death in a faulty city-owned trash truck. The event marked a pivotal moment in labor rights as the city’s sanitation workers went on strike and demanded better pay and safer working conditions. The event came to a crescendo when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. flew … Read more

Machinists Union Outraged at Harley-Davidson Kansas City Plant Closure

Harley-Davidson management announced early Tuesday that it will close a manufacturing facility in Kansas City, MO. The closure affects 572 Machinists Union members at Harley and Syncreon. “Kansas City is suffering the consequences of Harley-Davidson’s continued neglect of its North American workforce and ridership,” said International President Bob Martinez. “Harley-Davidson has yet to put together … Read more

Machinists Call for NAFTA Reform on Capitol Hill

The Machinists Union joined U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) and other members of Congress to demand an end to outsourcing and push for strong, enforceable labor standards within a renegotiated NAFTA. 184 Members of Congress recently sent a letter to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer stating that low wages, a lack of independent unions, and … Read more

Women Still Fighting for Equal Pay

When the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act was signed into law nine years ago by then President Obama, it finally restored the right for women to sue employers over pay discrimination. On the 9th anniversary of the #LillyLedbetter Fair Pay Act being signed into law, I reaffirm the @MachinistsUnion‘s fight against pay discrimination. I am blessed … Read more

What’s Your Opinion of the State of the Union?

Tonight President Trump delivers his first State of the Union speech. Both houses of Congress and all America will hear his version of his accomplishments. But how are working families really faring under his administration? The AFL-CIO is asking people, in one word, how they would describe the state of our union. The post What’s … Read more

Celebrating 65 Years of Service

Clinton “C.L.” Williams was joined by coworkers, fellow Machinists and Western Territory General Vice President Gary Allen recently at a retirement celebration to honor his 65 years of membership and service to the IAM. C.L. initiated into Chula Vista, CA IAM Local 755 in January 1953 and is an active Life Member.  Over the span … Read more

Enroll Now for March Spanish Leadership I Program

Now is the time to get involved and educated in unionism, the Spanish Leadership program at the William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center (W3) is designed for just that reason. With today’s political environment, Spanish-speaking leaders are more important than ever before. We need to educate our members so that they can become more … Read more