Hollywood Heavyweight Urges Unions to Fight Hard

Actor Danny Glover has maintained a successful career in Hollywood since the late 1970s, including appearances in the blockbuster Lethal Weapon film series. But the bright lights of Tinseltown haven’t dampened his enthusiasm for the middleclass workers and American labor movement.   The post Hollywood Heavyweight Urges Unions to Fight Hard appeared first on IAMAW. … Read more

Machinists Welcome New Members in Arizona

Workers employed by DynCorp at Davis Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, AZ recently voted to join the IAM. The group of 220 workers led by Grand Lodge Representative Steve Nickel maintained great resolve as the company did all it could to divide them and discredit the IAM. “I am proud of the way these … Read more

Boeing’s Success Not Being Felt by Boeing Workers

Boeing reported a second quarter profit of $1.76 billion, its highest since 2009, and a whopping 58 percent stock jump.  Yet the aerospace giant is cutting jobs at its fastest clip in more than a decade, according to the Wall Street Journal. The IAM represents more than 35,000 Boeing workers at 24 locations. “Executives and … Read more

Senator Blumenthal Announces Act Aimed at Combating Toxic Cabin Air

On Tuesday, Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) along with Senators Diane Feinstein (D-CA) and Edward Markey (D-MA) introduced the Cabin Air Safety Act, a bill that seeks to protect airline passengers and cabin crew from toxic cabin air. Academic research indicates that approximately 20,000 toxic fume events have occurred during the past 10 years – an … Read more

Spanish Leadership II Coming Up in September

The William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center (W3) will host Spanish Leadership II from September 10-15. The Spanish Leadership II program mirrors its English counterpart in that it provides the local and district lodges with trained and skilled unionists that can communicate with workers and the community in both languages. The Spanish programs at W3 … Read more

Liderazgo II en Español

El Centro William W. Winpisinger (W3) será el anfitrión de Liderazgo II en Español del 10 al 15 de septiembre 2017. El programa de Liderazgo II en Español refleja su contraparte inglés, ya que proporciona a las logias locales y distritos con unionistas entrenados y calificados que pueden comunicarse con los trabajadores y la comunidad … Read more

Martinez, Gruber Visit IAM Members at Boeing in St. Louis

IAM International President Bob Martinez and IAM Midwest Territory General Vice President Philip J. Gruber visit with IAM Local 837A and 837B members who work at the Boeing Integrated Defense Systems facility in Hazelwood, MO. IAM International President Bob Martinez recently joined IAM Midwest Territory General Vice President Philip J. Gruber in a visit with … Read more

Stop the Senate from Taking Away Health Care

Corporate politicians in the Senate are attempting to shove a terrible health care bill down the throats of hard working Americans. This bill would take away health benefits from millions of people, eliminate hundreds of thousands of jobs, and allow insurance companies to discriminate against individuals with pre-existing conditions.Let’s make sure that doesn’t happen. Take action … Read more

Seattle Area Machinists Ride to Benefit Guide Dogs of America

IAM District 751 held its 15th annual All Breed Puppy Putt motorcycle ride and show to raise money for Guide Dogs of America (GDA). Among the day’s motorcycle riding events were a poker run, slow ride, jousting and bowling. A motorcycle show followed with awards for best custom, touring, metric and best of show. “It … Read more