Federal Workers Rally on Capitol Hill

National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE-IAM FD 1), American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers (IFPTE), National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU) and others recently hosted a rally on Capitol Hill featuring members from Congress and hundreds of supporters. The rally was organized to speak out against ongoing political attacks … Read more

IDG Protest Brings NYC Traffic to Standstill

Last week thousands of members of the Machinists Union affiliate Independent Drivers Guild (IDG), a labor group for app-based drivers at Uber and Lyft, brought rush hour traffic in New York City to a virtual standstill. To protest changes being rolled out by Uber and Lyft, drivers led a caravan that stretched across the Brooklyn … Read more

Machinists Stand With Boeing SC Workers

Machinists Union International President Robert Martinez Jr. pushed back with a strongly worded letter to the editor in response to a Charleston (SC) Post and Courier editorial board piece siding with the GOP-led National Labor Relations Board panel’s ruling that the IAM can’t unionize the 176 flight line workers at the Boeing South Carolina campus. … Read more

IAM CREST Receives $75K Grant for Lobstermen Safety Training

Under the Susan Harwood Training Grant Program, the Department of Labor has awarded the IAM Corporation for Re-Employment and Safety Training (IAM CREST) a $75,000 OSHA safety training grant for Maine lobstermen. “Creating a safer environment in the lobster industry is a goal we all share,” said IAM Eastern Territory General Vice President Jimmy Conigliaro … Read more

Machinists Support UAW Members on Strike at GM Facilities

The Machinists Union stands with the thousands of UAW-represented General Motors’ workers who are walking the picket lines. The IAM supports the union’s pressure to ink a collective bargaining agreement that provides these GM workers with good pay and benefits. IAM International President Robert Martinez Jr. has voiced his support for the picketers. Myself and … Read more

Apply Now for a 2020 IAM Scholarship

The 2020 IAM Scholarship Competition is accepting applications. The competition is open to members of the IAM and their children throughout the United States and Canada. The deadline for applications is February 21, 2020.  Apply for a 2020 IAM Scholarship. In 2019, the IAM awarded 16 scholarships valued at $64,000. The IAM now has a … Read more

Peace, Love, Golf and Guide Dogs of America

Don’t miss out on this year’s opportunity to “drive for the dogs,” “chip for charity” and “putt for the puppies” at the annual Guide Dogs of America Charity Weekend’s golf tournament in Las Vegas on Friday, November 22, 2019. Click here to get all the information you need to register your team or become a … Read more

Another Organizing Victory in Healthcare

On Monday, September 9, 2019, 55 Military and Family Life Counselors or (MFLCs), at Ft. Bragg North Carolina, overwhelmingly voted to join the IAM. These Healthcare Professionals provide critical counseling to active military personnel and their families. The victory marks the fifth in a row. The Western Territory in conjunction with The IAM Healthcare department … Read more

IAM Western Territory Raffle Raises Over $100K for Convention

Nearly $125,000 was raised in support of the IAM 2020 Grand Lodge Convention through the 2020 Grand Lodge Convention gold raffle and the MAK Grill raffle. Winners were drawn last week at the IAM Staff Conference in San Diego. “Congratulations to the winners. I thank all who participated in the raffles, and those that purchased … Read more