Make Your Fourth of July Celebration Union Made

Are you making plans for the Independence Day holiday weekend? Get discounts, save money and support other union members by shopping Made in America for union-made beer, food, snacks, games and more. Text MADE to 235246 on your mobile device for more union-made in America product lists. The Union Plus Travel Center can help you locate deals … Read more

Machinists: Put Working People First or Walk Away from NAFTA

The Machinists Union told U.S. trade representatives on Wednesday that working people should be the top priority of NAFTA renegotiation talks. The trade investment deal should be tossed if labor standards aren’t drastically improved, the IAM testified. NAFTA and trade pacts like it have harmed all working people by shipping good jobs to countries with … Read more

Lives Uprooted as GE Turns its Back on Wisconsin

    A 100 year-old General Electric engine plant in Waukesha, WI is moving at least 300 good-paying IAM jobs out of the country, leaving longtime members and families shocked, angry and heartbroken. “It’s devastating news. A lot of good jobs in the heart of America are going to another country,” said Mike Wolverton, an … Read more

Victory for Airline Customer Service Agents and the IAM

The Senate Commerce Committee Thursday approved customer service assault language into their Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Bill. This language will help protect Customer Service Agents (CSAs) against physical abuse. The IAM applauds both the House and Senate for including this language, along with the 10-hour rest rule for flight attendants, into their bills. But, unlike … Read more

IAM Awards Scholarships at Aviation High School Graduation

On June 27, Aviation High School held its annual graduation ceremony. Approximately 460 students received their high school diploma, with more than 250 earning their Airframe and Powerplant licenses certifying them to work as mechanics in the airline industry.  Aviation High School has an astounding 93% graduation rate and many graduates have expressed a desire to work … Read more

Toronto Airport Screeners Prepare for Contract Negotiations

The IAM Local 2921 negotiating committee for members employed by Garda at Toronto’s three passenger airports completed the Negotiation Preparation for Bargaining Committees program at the Winpisinger Center. The Toronto Local 2921 Negotiating Committee for Garda security screeners completed the Negotiation Preparation for Bargaining Committees program at the William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center, … Read more

Last Chance to Attend the 2017 IAM Safety and Health Conference

FOR THOSE ABLE TO DRIVE to attend the 2017 IAM Safety and Health Conference, the last minute registration deadline is July 7. Only those who can travel by car to the William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center in Hollywood, MD will be considered. The conference is a great opportunity for IAM members to enhance their safety … Read more

Tony Wickersham Appointed Midwest Territory Special Representative

Tony Wickersham IAM International President Bob Martinez has announced the appointment of IAM District 90 Directing Business Representative Tony Wickersham to the position of Midwest Territory Special Representative. “On behalf of the Midwest Territory members and staff, I’d like to congratulate Tony on his appointment and welcome him to the Midwest Territory staff,” said IAM … Read more

New FAA Bill Includes a Ten Hour Rest Period Rule for Flight Attendants

The House Transportation Committee is considering an FAA Reauthorization Bill that directs the Department of Transportation (DOT) to revise current rules for flight attendant rest. The bill would require them to be given a rest period of at least 10 uninterrupted hours. This important safety change replaces the current eight-hour rest period. The bill would also … Read more

GOP-Controlled Congress Targeting DOD Workers, Contractors

A dangerous proposal in Congress is risking our national security in an attempt to gut the workplace rights of Department of Defense (DOD) employees and contractors. Behind closed doors, the Senate Armed Services Committee is considering proposals in the 2018 defense spending bill (NDAA) to exempt DOD from complying with the Service Contract (SCA) and Davis-Bacon acts. That … Read more