IAM/Lockheed: The Gold Standard in Aerospace

“This is the power of Collective Bargaining in black and white,” said IAM’s Southern Territory General Vice President Mark A. Blondin proudly, holding the final agreement.  “Thousands of Machinists and their families will prosper from this IAM/Lockheed Martin Contract. General wage increases with a ratification bonus, increases to pension,  health care improvements for members and … Read more

New Mexico IAM Member Rebuts Right-to-Work Claims

In a recent Las Cruces Sun-Times letter to the editor, New Mexico Local 2515 member Brian Breitag exposed the misleading claims of right-to-work (RTW) proponents. “’Right to work for less’ laws are a sham with one purpose in mind, bankrupt unions,” said Breitag. “By having less funds to work with, union representatives have less money … Read more

Women of the IAM Shine on Activate L!VE

IAM General Secretary-Treasurer Dora Cervantes, Women’s, Human Rights and Young Workers Director Rhonda Rogers and a packed studio of our union’s women leaders took part in a special edition of the IAM’s popular live webcast Activate L!VE. In case you missed the show, you can watch it anytime on: FacebookYouTubeTwitter Activate L!VE webcasts live each … Read more

Wisconsin Locals Prepare for Bargaining with Trane

Negotiating Committee for Locals 21 and 1115, along with the Directing Business Representative from District 66, participated in the Negotiation Preparation for Bargaining Committees program at the William W. Winpisinger Center in Hollywood, MD. The Locals represent employees at Trane in La Crosse, WI which make industrial sized chillers weighing anywhere from 25 to 75 … Read more

Winpisinger Spanish Program Highlighted in D.C.’s El Tiempo Latino

The IAM’s Spanish Leadership Program at the William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center was the topic this week in Washington D.C.’s preeminent Spanish language newspaper, El Tiempo Latino. Read the article in Spanish or the English translation. The Machinists Union’s effort to promote and increase leadership by our Spanish-speaking members is the result of … Read more