Machinists Union Local Delegates Oppose GE Contract Offer

IAM delegates from the General Electric Coordinated Bargaining Committee (CBC), coalition of 11 national unions representing 6,600 workers, opposes GE’s proposed contract and will recommend that their IAM Locals reject the company’s offer. The IAM represents four Locals involved in the GE proposed Master Agreement: IAM Locals 78 and 1916 in Milwaukee, Oak Creek, and … Read more

Tell Congress: Support U.S. Made Transit Rail Cars and Buses

Congressional legislation has been introduced to protect rail and bus manufacturing from Chinese threats. The Transit Infrastructure Vehicle Security Act would prevent federal transit funds from being used by transit agencies to procure Chinese rail assets and ensure transit agencies develop and execute a cybersecurity plan. The Chinese government continues to subsidize its rail and bus … Read more

Machinists and Carpenters Constructing Labor Solidarity in Puerto Rico

The Machinists Union entered their second phase of the agreement with the Carpenters Union of Puerto Rico (UCPR) by scheduling a Field Education Module for 21 members of the newly affiliated Carpenters Union of Puerto Rico Local Lodge 2252C from June 5 to June 7, 2019. Hector DeJesus asks a question during Role of Steward … Read more

IAM Rallies Against Weak Labor Standards in NAFTA 2.0

The IAM joined allies on Capitol Hill Tuesday to demand fixes to the renegotiated NAFTA and deliver a petition with hundreds of thousands of signers. In its current form, NAFTA 2.0 lacks strong, enforceable labor standards necessary to stop job outsourcing. “We believe that NAFTA 2.0 does absolutely nothing to stop U.S. companies from moving … Read more

IAM, NFFE-IAM, AFGE, Others Rally to Save OPM

IAM, NFFE-IAM, AFGE, and other unions held a rally to save the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), the federal government’s human resources agency. The White House has recently threatened to abolish the OPM. The OPM provides critical support for government employees in all branches of the federal government. This proposed power grab by this White … Read more

New York IAM Apprentices Enter Diesel Mechanics Program

Five new apprentices entered the diesel mechanics program at Bronx Community College (BCC) in New York, and will work at IAM represented locations as they train. “There is no better way for a young worker to learn a trade than to do it on the job and in a union environment,” said IAM Eastern Territory … Read more

IAM Academic Stars Shine at Empire State College

The IAM was well represented at the SUNY Empire State College (ESC) 2019 commencement ceremonies at Lincoln Center in New York. The union’s partnership with ESC gives IAM members the opportunity to advance themselves by earning college degrees while working full time. The program offers the pathway to associate, bachelor and master degrees, and is … Read more

NFFE-IAM Members Mobilize to Save Job Corps Civilian Conservation Centers

NFFE-IAM members from across the country scored a major victory this week by saving the Job Corps Civilian Conservation Centers. Over 1,065 UDSA/Forest Service employees were in danger of losing their jobs if the USDA acted to terminate their role in operating the CCCs. This would have triggered the biggest layoff in the federal government … Read more

Organizing Health Care Workers in the West

At the April 2019 Western Territory Organizing Summit General Vice President Gary R. Allen, challenged the territory leadership to seek out and launch organizing campaigns targeted at nontraditional industries. While many fields were discussed healthcare was listed as one of the most in need of justice on the job. Grand Lodge Representative Joe Solis, Special … Read more