As We Give Thanks…

Sisters, Brothers and Friends of the IAM,   Thanksgiving is a wonderful opportunity to bring loved ones together, reflect on our blessings and express gratitude to others. As fellow Machinists, I hope you will join me by thanking the thousands of our IAM Brothers and Sisters who are still on the job today and throughout … Read more

IAM Mourns Passing of Aerospace Coordinator Mark Johnson

The Machinists Union mourns the loss of Aerospace Coordinator Mark B. Johnson, 62, who passed away on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019. Johnson initiated into IAM Local 751-C in 1977 as a facilities maintenance mechanic for the Boeing Co. in Auburn, WA. He would go on to become a Business Representative and Organizer for District 751 … Read more

IAM Urges Senators To Protect Federal Workers

IAM International President Robert Martinez, Jr., is urging members of the U.S. Senate to sign on to a letter led by U.S. Sen. Gary Peters (D-MI) aimed at undoing some of the damage done by President Trump’s executive orders attacking the rights of federal workers. Peters led 43 of his colleagues in a letter requesting that … Read more

IAM Veterans Find a Northwest Passion

Living in a town with fewer than 2,000 residents, it is safe to say that Shawn Clevenger might not belong in the big city. The IAM Local W130 shop steward resides in South Bend, WA, and works as a plant handyman at the Weyerhaeuser lumber mill in neighboring Raymond two miles away, which is not … Read more

In Case You Missed This Week’s Activate L!VE

Wednesday’s edition of the IAM’s live webcast included recognizing Latina Equal Pay Day with Yanira Merino, National President of Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA). IAM Local 777 President Scott Hargas talked about community service efforts by members in Missouri, and Tim Ryan of the Student Resource Center talked about new benefits to help … Read more

Make it a Union-Made Thanksgiving

If you are putting together a celebration this Thanksgiving weekend, please support union workers by adding union-made items to your shopping list. With Thanksgiving just a week away, now is the time to consider purchasing food and other items that support our middle class. For a quick list of  many products visit the AFL-CIO’s Union-Made … Read more

New York City YogaWorks Teachers Join the IAM

YogaWorks New York City teachers voted “yes” by an overwhelming majority to join the IAM. This is the first-ever union for yoga teachers and movement educators in the United States. YogaWorks NY teachers voted YES by an overwhelming majority to come together as a union! As the first ever union for yoga teachers and movement … Read more

How the Executive Orders Affect Federal Workers

PRESIDENTIAL EXECUTIVE ORDERS GUIDELINES TO FOLLOW The recent presidential executive orders end 40 years of legislative support for the right of federal union representatives to help colleagues file grievances, address sexual harass­ment claims, and gain whistle-blower protection. The orders will make it so that employers can use excessive punishment on employees for minimal issues, including … Read more

IAM Challenges NLRB Boeing South Carolina Ruling

The IAM recently filed a lawsuit against the GOP-led National Labor Relations Board, alleging that NLRB exceeded its authority by declaring an IAM bargaining unit at Boeing South Carolina invalid. The NLRB recently ruled that the IAM can’t unionize the 176 flight line workers at the Boeing South Carolina campus. This voided a Regional NLRB … Read more