IAM International President Bob Martinez sends letter urging members of Congress to support C-130J airlift program

“Machinists Union members have been proudly manufacturing C-130 aircraft since production began in the 1950s, said Martinez. As our nation’s longest running military production aircraft line, the C-130 program has established an extraordinary record of dependable performance. The program currently employs 570 suppliers across forty-one states. The Multi-Year Procurement (MYP-III) would provide important stability to … Read more

IP Martinez Receives High Honor from Workers Defense League

IAM International President Bob Martinez recently accepted the David L. Clendenin Award for Distinguished Service to Labor’s Rights from the Workers Defense League, a nonprofit workers’ rights organization that specialize in helping people who have been denied unemployment insurance. At a ceremony in New York, Martinez credited the IAM for putting him in the position … Read more

‘I Delivered the Most Emotional, Heart-Filled Speech of my Life’

At last week’s IAM Communications Conference in Austin, TX, we got a chance to experience a heartfelt moment between a father and son. Robert Miller, directing business representative for District 98, introduced his stepson Cameron Conaway, a journalist and content marketer. Video: IAM Member Robert Miller Introduces Cameron Conaway This is Conaway’s account of his … Read more

GVP Babineaux Honored by Coalition of Black Trade Unionists

IAM General Vice President Diane Babineaux was recently honored at the 46th Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (CBTU) International Convention. Babineaux received the Dr. William “Bill” Lucy Legacy Award. Lucy is one of the most prolific African-American labor leaders. Babineaux was honored for her tireless years of service and dedication to CBTU and the labor … Read more

Reminder: Government Employees Conference in September

Join government workers from all different sectors and parts of the country at the 2017 National Government Employees Conference September 17-21, at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas. The conference will be a great leaning experience with government representatives, expert subject matter speakers and panel discussions to help sharpen your communication and representative skills. Each federal … Read more

Oregon IAM Member Working to Help Fellow Veterans

IAM member and Army Veteran Scott Lacey believes most people have the desire to support our nation’s military, but don’t always know how. He made it his goal to give members of his local an avenue to do just that. Lacey approached IAM Local 63 leadership with an idea to have T-shirts made with the … Read more

Path to Freedom Raises Thousands for Guide Dogs

Members, friends and supporters from throughout the IAM Southern Territory took part in the first annual Mark Blondin “Path to Freedom” motorcycle ride, car show and poker run for Guide Dogs of America. The post Path to Freedom Raises Thousands for Guide Dogs appeared first on IAMAW. Powered by WPeMatico

White House Budget Would Gut Federal Workers’ Retirement

The National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE) strongly condemned the White House’s first budget proposal. This budget would affect the retirement security of 2.1 million federal employees. NFFE National President Randy Erwin says the budget would destroy federal workers’ retirement.  “The President campaigned on being a champion for working people and protecting people’s retirement,” said … Read more

CEO Salaries: More for Them, Less for Us

Last year, CEOs of S&P 500 Index companies took home an average of over $13 million in total compensation, according to the AFL-CIO’s analysis of available data. In contrast, production and nonsupervisory workers earned only $37,632, on average, in 2016—a CEO-to-worker pay ratio of 347 to 1. Check out the highest-paid CEOs and their companies. … Read more

Machinists Union Outraged at Harley Davidson’s Plans to Expand in Asia

IAM International President Bob Martinez is calling Harley-Davidson’s plans to open a production facility in Thailand a “slap in the face to U.S. workers who built an American icon.” The IAM represents Harley workers in Milwaukee, Kansas City and York, PA. “Harley-Davidson is going overseas and taking American jobs with it,” said Martinez. “While other … Read more