Boeing South Carolina Flight Readiness Technicians Join Machinists Union

Bob Martinez, Jr., Machinists Union International President: “The South Carolina Flight Readiness Technicians at Boeing have spoken loud and clear.” “They want to be a part of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers. I commend them for the courage and integrity they have demonstrated through this contentious process. I am asking Boeing to … Read more

Striking WV Machinists Standing Strong

Striking IAM Local 818 members were joined on the picket line yesterday by dozens of other union members and supporters to show solidarity with the workers in the eighth week of their strike at Tecnocap. The skilled trade workers voted unanimously to strike the Glen Dale, WV manufacturer after rejecting the company’s offer in April. … Read more

Remembering Brother Billy Stivers

On May 27, 2018, labor lost one of its own as Billy Edward Stivers Sr. took his last breath in New Albany, Indiana after 63 years of life.  “The Machinists Union family lost a great leader, member and friend with the passing of Brother Stivers,” said International President Bob Martinez. “He was a true journeyman … Read more

GDA Summer Auction Begins June 1

Guide Dogs of America’s Doggone Fun Summer Auction is just one day away. There’s no time like the present to look through more than 200 items including: A day with the GDA trainers Summer concerts Gift cards to a variety of restaurants And there are so many more. Take a look at all the items and decide what speaks … Read more

Another Attack on Federal Workers

The attack on federal workers continues, as multiple executive orders were signed last week aimed directly at the rights of the two million federal employees and the unions that represent them. The executive orders roll back the clock 50 years on union representation and federal workers’ rights. One of the newly issued orders limits the … Read more

CEO-to-Worker Pay Ratio Widens: Now 361-to-1

Once again there’s more for them and less for us. The imbalance between the pay of CEOs and working people continues to increase. In 2017, CEO pay at S&P 500 Index companies increased to an average of nearly $14 million while production and nonsupervisory workers received on average just $38,613. The AFL-CIO recently released its … Read more

Spread the Word About iMail

We know that you’re connected to stay up-to-date with the IAM, but we need your help to get the message out. Tell your fellow members and friends to sign up for IAM’s twice-weekly free electronic newsletter iMail. It’s easy to subscribe by going to: Let them know they’ll get insider IAM news, compelling stories, … Read more

Mark Your Calendars for LCLAA’s 2018 Convention

The Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA) is hosting its 22nd National Membership Convention in San Juan, Puerto Rico at the Intercontinental Hotel from August 8–11, 2018.  As Puerto Ricans confront extensive infrastructure and public health issues caused by Hurricane Maria, LCLAA will hold this year’s convention to stand in unity with Puerto Rico’s working families. … Read more

THIS Is What Solidarity Looks Like

Everyday thousands of commuters jump on a train, board a bus or use the subway to get where they need to go. It’s convenient, efficient but most importantly it’s SAFE. Just like the jobs of the bus mechanics at the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority or MBTA that keep Boston running on time. The post THIS … Read more