Machinists Union Statement on IAM Local 66 Member Killed in Milwaukee Shooting

WASHINGTON, Feb. 28, 2020 – The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) releases the following statement on the death of IAM Local 66 member Dana Walk, 57, killed in the February 26, 2020 shooting at Molson Coors Beverage Company in Milwaukee. “The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) was saddened to … Read more

Machinists Union Statement on Milwaukee Molson Coors Shooting

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27, 2020 – The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) releases the following statement on the shooting at Molson Coors Beverage Company in Milwaukee. The IAM represents approximately 50 mechanics and machine repair workers at the brewery. They are represented by IAM Locals 66 and 510 in Milwaukee. “The Machinists Union … Read more

IAM Calls for Manufacturing Strategy to Address Job, Technology Loss to China

Owen Herrnstadt, IAM Chief of Staff and Director of Trade and Globalization, testified before the House Ways and Means Committee asking Congress and the Administration to adopt a comprehensive manufacturing strategy that disincentives outsourcing and ensures U.S. competitiveness with China. “The IAM has been sounding the alarm over forced technology and production to China as well … Read more

ICYMI: Labor History Preservation & Outdoor Heritage Conservation on Activate L!VE

In case you missed it, this Wednesday’s edition of the IAM’s live webcast featured guests: Lisa Vallen who explains what labor history items Georgia State University collects, how to donate materials to its archive and how to access the collections. Walt Ingram who discusses the Union Sportsmen’s Alliance and its mission to unite the union … Read more

Texas Mental Health Professionals Hold the Line, Vote to Join IAM

The IAM’s national Military and Family Life Counselors (MFLC) campaign is pleased to announce its first victory of 2020. Twenty more military mental health counselors at Fort Bliss Texas voted on February 20 to join the nationwide MFLC movement. The Fort Bliss campaign got a boost last summer when the IAM Organizing Department added another … Read more

2020 IAM Presidential Endorsement Registration Deadline is Wednesday

Tomorrow is the last day for IAM members in the United States to register to vote in IAM’s 2020 U.S. presidential endorsement election. The registration for the membership vote will close tomorrow, Wednesday, Feb. 26 at 11:59 p.m. ET / 8:59 p.m. PT. Don’t miss the opportunity to help choose who the IAM should endorse … Read more

IAM Workers’ Memorial Day Set for April 28

The IAM will remember members who have died on the job during a ceremony April 28 at the William W. Winpisinger (WWW) Education and Technology Center in Hollywood, MD. The unions of the AFL-CIO observe Workers’ Memorial Day to commemorate the thousands of workers killed, injured or sickened on the job each year. The names … Read more

Deadline Extended for Intermediate Web Development Class

There is still time to register for the Intermediate Web Development Class held April 19-24, 2020 at the William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center in Hollywood, MD. The extended deadline is Friday, March 6. The intermediate-level class is for local and district lodges that already have a website with WordPress. Participants will learn the ins … Read more

TCU-IAM Members, Lawmakers to Rally Against Outsourcing of Amtrak Call-Center Jobs

U.S. House lawmakers will join TCU-IAM members in Philadelphia on Friday to call action against ongoing outsourcing of Amtrak’s local call center jobs there. Reps. Brendan F. Boyle (D-Pa.) and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-Pa.) will join TCU-IAM members in front of Amtrak’s William H. Gray III 30th Street Station to protest the nation’s passenger rail corporation’s unjust … Read more

Enroll Now for the 2020 IAM Human Rights Class

The IAM believes that the powerless deserve to be treated with dignity and respect on the job regardless of a worker’s sex, race, religion, ethnicity, disability, age and/or gender. As a commitment to forward progress and our human rights program, the IAM’s Women’s and Human Rights Department will host the 2020 Human Rights Training Program at … Read more