Big Win at Fort Campbell

  Newest Machinist Members of Technica Group at Fort Campbell U.S. Army Base The Southern Territory is proud to announce we have some new members to add to our union family. We welcome nearly 140 dedicated men and women who work for the Installation Maintenance Division at the Fort Campbell U.S. Army Base in Kentucky. … Read more

How You Can Help Federal Contractor Workers Get the Back Pay They Deserve

The IAM is supporting the bipartisan Fairness for Federal Contractors Act of 2019, introduced by U.S. Reps. Donald Norcross (D-NJ) and Chris Smith (R-NJ), which would provide federal contractors with back pay after the longest government shutdown in U.S. history. The legislation would instruct federal agencies to work with federal contractors to ensure that up … Read more

Deadline Extended for Federal Employees Collective Bargaining Program

The IAM will conduct a Federal Employees Collective Bargaining program April 7–12, 2019 at the William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center in Hollywood, MD. The program will be useful to stewards and officers who negotiate in the federal sector. It will focus on areas including negotiating ground rules, preparing the local lodge for negotiations, … Read more

Tell Congress That Federal Contract Workers Deserve Back Pay, Too

The Machinists Union strongly supports back pay for federal contract workers affected by the government shutdown. The IAM is supporting the bipartisan Fairness for Federal Contractors Act of 2019, introduced by U.S. Rep. Donald Norcross (D-NJ), which would provide federal contractors with equal treatment as federal workers, meaning back pay, after the longest government shutdown … Read more

IAM NASA Federal Contract Workers Rally for Back Pay

Machinists Union members who work at NASA as federal contract workers held a rally this weekend calling on Congress to swiftly pass legislation that grants back pay to federal contractors, just like federal workers. The rally, hosted by IAM District 166 and Local 2061 in Cape Canaveral, FL, included IAM leadership, members, small federal contractors, … Read more

First Contract for New Ohio District 54 Members

New IAM members working at The Bionetics Corporation in Heath, OH overwhelmingly ratified their first agreement last week. The group which recently joined District 54 fall under the Service Contract Act (SCA) guidelines, which allow for wages, benefits, and working conditions to be set by union bargaining. “Congratulations to this new group and their first … Read more

Life Insurance Premium Help for Members Affected by Shutdown

IAM members affected by the government shutdown now have some relief available in the form of life insurance premium assistance from their union insurance providers. Furloughed IAM members participating in IAM Custom Choice Benefit programs will be afforded the opportunity to repay their Employee Benefits Systems’ Custom Choice Benefit premiums over a period of time. … Read more

Simmons Appointed Midwest Territory Special Representative

IAM International President Bob Martinez has announced the appointment of IAM Local 778 Recording Secretary Brian Simmons to the position of Special Representative for the IAM Midwest Territory, effective February 1, 2019. “Brian’s drive, work ethic and passion to stand up and fight on the behalf of others is what being a Fighting Machinist is … Read more

Organizing Program – Se Habla Español at W3

The William W. Winpisinger Center is hosting its Organizing program in Spanish in March from the 31st to April 5. The Organizing program in Spanish mirrors its English counterpart in that it provides the local and district lodges with trained and skilled Organizers that can communicate with workers in both languages. Great Organizers challenge us … Read more

Organizando en Español en W3

El Centro William W. Winpisinger celebrará su programa de organización en español del 31 de marzo al 5 de abril. El programa de organización en español refleja a su contraparte en inglés, ya que proporciona a las logias locales y distritos con organizadores capacitados que pueden comunicarse con trabajadores en ambos idiomas. Los grandes organizadores … Read more