What Federal Workers Need to Know About a Government Shutdown

The federal government partially shut down at midnight on Saturday, December 22, 2018. This means that the lives of federal employees are again affected by Congress and the White House’s failure to do their job. “Our members in the federal sector are once again dealing with the consequences of political squabbles in Washington,” said IAM … Read more

IAM Machinists Build A Brighter Christmas in Wichita

IAM Southern Territory’s District Lodge 70, in Wichita, KS adopted 1,111 Angels for the local Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program and sponsored 25 Union families for 2018. 04_DL70 Angel Tree 2018 03_Angel Drop 2 02_DL70 Angel Tree 2018 01_Local 2799 Angel Tree 2018 (4) 05_DL70 Angel Tree 2018 “With the extent of involvement in the … Read more

Tennessee IAM Local 2385 Gives Thanks

For nearly 50 years, the Goodman plant, now owned by Daikin Industries, has been a mainstay in the small community of Fayetteville, TN. The facility has seen generations of workers walk through its doors. Fathers and mothers have worked alongside their sons and daughters and even grandchildren, producing residential and light air conditioning and heating systems. Families in … Read more

TCU Members Rally in Riverside to Save Jobs, Stop Outsourcing

TCU/IAM National Vice President Jack Dinsdale leading a rally to protest to closure and outsourcing of 500 jobs at Amtrak’s Riverside, CA call center. (Photo by Watchara Phomicinda, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG) Yesterday, TCU/IAM members from Amtrak’s Riverside call center rallied to save their jobs. Well over 100 people turned out to the Wednesday morning protest to … Read more

IAM Local 2068 Members on Strike at Silgan Containers in Illinois

More than 170 members of IAM Local 2068 are on strike for better wages, benefits and working conditions at Silgan Containers in Rochelle, IL. More than 170 members of IAM Local 2068 at Silgan Containers in Rochelle, IL have voted to go on strike after rejecting the company’s contract offer. The strike took effect just … Read more

Luther Williams Appointed IAM Midwest Territory Chief of Staff

IAM International President Bob Martinez has announced the appointment of Grand Lodge Representative Luther Williams to Chief of Staff of the IAM Midwest Territory, effective January 1, 2019. “I know Luther will continue his excellent service to our membership in his new role as Chief of Staff in the Midwest Territory,” said IAM International President … Read more

IAM’s Independent Drivers Guild Wins Historic Victory for New York Drivers

A two-year campaign by the worker-led and IAM-affiliated Independent Drivers Guild (IDG) paid off for drivers in New York City, after officials voted Tuesday morning to set the nation’s first minimum pay rate for app-based drivers.  The rate, set at $17.22 per hour after expenses, is calculated by the city Taxi and Limousine Commission as the contractor … Read more

2019 AFL-CIO Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Civil and Human Rights Conference

The AFL-CIO’s Civil, Human and Women’s Rights Department will host the 2019 Martin Luther King Jr. Civil and Human Rights Conference, January 18–21, 2019 at the Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC. The conference will celebrate Dr. King’s life and his legacy of working to improve our lives and the lives of future … Read more