Federal Workers Speak: Reggie Tolbert

As anti-worker politicians in Washington, DC wage war against unionized federal workers, NFFE-IAM members are fighting back by sharing their stories about labor’s pride, power and American patriotism. In this video we meet veteran Reggie Tolbert, an NFFE-IAM member who works at a U.S. Army missile depot in Pennsylvania.   The post Federal Workers Speak: … Read more

Federal Workers Speak: Walter Pleasants

As anti-worker politicians in Washington, DC wage war against unionized federal workers, NFFE-IAM members are fighting back by sharing their stories about labor’s pride, power and American patriotism. In this video we meet veteran Walter Pleasants, an IAM member who works at the Grand Coulee Dam in Washington.   The post Federal Workers Speak: Walter … Read more

Retired Connecticut IAM Member to Serve on Incoming Governor’s Transition Team

IAM Retiree John Harrity will be serving on the Energy Committee for Connecticut Governor-elect Ned Lamont’s Transition Team. Lamont was endorsed by the Connecticut State Council of Machinists (CSCM), who also turned out in force to support the campaign by knocking on doors and calling union members across the state. Harrity retired last March and … Read more

Feeding the Community in Virginia

They didn’t do it for the fanfare. In fact, it wasn’t until weeks later that anyone started hearing what the members of IAM Local Lodge10 in Newport News, VA had done one brisk, fall Saturday in November. Because for this lodge, community service isn’t something to brag about, it’s just something you do.  “Without any … Read more

Newswriting for Communicators Class Moved to July

To better serve the class participants, the 2019 Newswriting for Communicators course has been rescheduled. The class was originally scheduled for January, instead will be held July 21-26, 2019. We apologize for any inconvenience this change may cause. Registration deadline for the July class is May 10, 2019. The Newswriting for Communicators course will teach … Read more

Machinists Union Mourns Loss of Linda Buffenbarger

The Machinists Union is mourning the loss of Linda Buffenbarger, beloved wife of retired International President Tom Buffenbarger and mother of Special Assistant Andrew Buffenbarger and Amy Buffenbarger. Linda Buffenbarger, 72, passed away on Tuesday, November 20, 2018 in Washington, DC. “Linda Buffenbarger sacrificed so much for our IAM family during Tom’s career with our … Read more

Connecticut Machinists Help Families in Need for Thanksgiving

For 28 years IAM Local 1871 in Groton, CT, has provided Thanksgiving baskets for out-of-work members, needy families and others in the community.The idea, which grew out of a garage food pantry that began during a strike in 1988, has since become an annual community service event. Local 1871 prides itself on providing everything for … Read more

Win $500 by Designing the 2019 IAM Women’s Conference T-Shirt

“Women Rising: Unite the Fight” is the theme of the 2019 IAM Women’s Conference, and your T-Shirt design could be the winning entry to promote the event. Judges will award prizes of $500, $300 and $200 to the top three entries. Check out the rules and submit your design by the January 1, 2019 deadline. … Read more