Machinists Union Asks Trump, Pence to Urge Regal Beloit to Reconsider Indiana Plant Closure

The IAM is asking the White House to save more than 110 jobs at Regal Beloit’s aerospace parts manufacturing facility in Valparaiso, IN. Regal abruptly and without warning announced plans to close its Valparaiso plant Tuesday. The news comes 59 days into a strike by Indiana IAM Local 2018 members seeking fair wages and affordable … Read more

Now is the Time to Prepare for Hurricane Dorian

The strengthening Hurricane Dorian is expected to make landfall in the southeastern U.S. sometime this Labor Day Weekend, potentially affecting lives in the region for years to come. Now is the time for those in the hurricane’s path to make preparations for their safety and evacuation, if necessary. This is also a time to remind … Read more

IAM CREST Seeking Members to Help with Training Programs

Are you interested in safety and health? Do you want to help your Brothers and Sisters stay safe? IAM CREST is seeking members interested in assisting with training programs. To become an Associate Instructor with IAM CREST, the following is required: Attend a 32-hour Chemical Emergency Response (CER) Training: International Chemical Workers Union Council (ICWUC) … Read more

Tough Conversations in the South

America Doesn’t Work Without Workers was the theme of the 2019 Southern States Conference of Machinists (SSCM) held recently in San Antonio, TX.  This concept resonated with the nearly 200 delegates from the IAM’s southern territory who gathered to talk about work, politics and everything in between. “The SSCM is where the plan is put … Read more

IAM Members at Alaska Airlines Overwhelmingly Ratify New Contracts

Washington, D.C., Aug. 27, 2019 — The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) today announced its Alaska Airlines membership overwhelmingly ratified two contracts covering 5,000 Clerical, Office, Passenger Service, Reservations, Ramp and Stores Workers at the Seattle-based carrier. The five-year accords run through September 2024 and provide pay increases between 10-16 percent on … Read more

Ohio, West Virginia Machinists Focus on the Future

Delegates from across Ohio and West Virginia gathered in Cleveland last week for the annual Ohio State Council of Machinists (OSCM) meeting. A full house gathered to prepare for the 2020 elections. OSCM President T. Dean Wright, Jr. set the tone early, explaining the foundations for how the labor movement has traditionally chosen candidates endorsed … Read more

Machinists Unite for Cause

The event was the brainchild of Local 774 member Kimberly Fedd who returned from the Women’s Leadership class in October 2018 with a mission. She wanted to create a local IAM event for breast cancer awareness. That idea became reality last week as the inaugural Machinists United for Mammos event found its place in history. “There are … Read more

Virginia Raytheon Workers Vote Overwhelmingly to Join IAM

A group of 60 workers at the Raytheon Co. in Chesapeake, VA voted more than 75 percent in favor of joining the Machinists Union. The group consists of engineering technicians, radar operators, electronic technicians and electronic maintenance technicians at Chesapeake’s Naval Support Activity Annex. The workers support the mission of the U.S. Navy. “These highly-skilled … Read more

Join the Petition to Support IAM Members at Boeing South Carolina

Let’s keep the pressure on Boeing Co. to reinstate our fellow IAM members who were unjustly fired at the company’s campus in North Charleston, S.C. Please sign the petition urging Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg to immediately allow the workers to return to work. As you may know, a National Labor Relations Board region recently found … Read more

A Deserving Contract for Cape Members

More than 300 employees from Local 2061 who work for PAE, Inc. will enjoy the hard-earned fruits of their labor over the next three years. The IAM’s Southern Territory, working in conjunction with the Aerospace Territory, was able to bring home a strong machinist contract that provides for workers and their families, while creating a … Read more