United, We Are Strong

Thank you! Another extremist attempt to steal our freedom to affordable healthcare has been stopped. The IAM will stay vigilant and will keep fighting for accessible healthcare for every working family. You did this. We did this. Working people did this. Healthcare is a human right. #GrahamCassidy #1u https://t.co/ueT4C2AUAV — Machinists Union (@MachinistsUnion) September 26, … Read more

Watch Special Edition of Activate LIVE Friday

The IAM’s new live studio webcast Activate LIVE, the first live weekly social media program in the labor movement, will broadcast a special edition on Friday, September 29 with a live studio audience including IAM Young Machinists. IAM Communications Director Bob Wood, IAM Women’s and Human Rights Director Rhonda Rogers and several Young Machinists will … Read more

Washington State Local 289 Sponsors 4-H Youth

One of the models we live by as union members is “service to the community.” This year IAM Local 289 stepped up to sponsor the 4-H swine division at the Pierce County Fair in Graham, WA. Since the fair is nonprofit it relies on donations from local businesses, other nonprofits and this time the IAM. … Read more

Oregon Precision Castparts Welders Vote IAM Yes

On September 22, nearly 100 workers at Precision Castparts in Portland, OR voted to join the IAM. The company makes heavy-duty metal components for airplanes, generators and other industrial products.  “I want to welcome and congratulate the welders at Precision Castparts for voting to become members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers,” … Read more

Help Still Needed for IAM Members Affected by Hurricanes

As IAM members and other residents in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands begin their recovery from hurricanes Irma and Maria, they join tens of thousands still reeling from storms Harvey and Irma in Texas and Florida. IAM members in the affected areas are facing a long and trying road to some sort of normalcy. They … Read more

Second Chances

The statistics are alarming. According to the Department of Corrections, the rate of female incarceration in Oklahoma is the highest in the nation, which is almost double the national average. In 2015, 151 women out of every 100,000 in the Sooner State were behind bars, leaving nearly 4,600 minor children at home without a mother. … Read more

New York Machinists Set to Take on Constitutional Convention

Machinists flooded the New York State AFL-CIO in Albany to attend a training session for union members, officers, and staff on labor’s opposition to a constitutional convention. On November 7, New Yorkers will vote on a once-in-a-generation ballot question on whether to empanel a delegates’ convention to amend the state constitution. Every twenty years, New … Read more

IAM Donates $2K to Horicon, Wisconsin Veteran Event

IAM Local 873 Plant Committeeman Bryan Trotter, center, presents organizers for the Horicon Marsh Veterans Hunt in Horicon, WI with a $2,000 donation on behalf of the International Association of Machinists. IAM International President Bob Martinez recently donated $2,000 in support of an IAM Local 873-supported community service event for veterans. Martinez learned of the … Read more

Are You Ready for Some Football? It’s Game Time for Guide Dogs of America!

Every road team needs a place to stay. The clock is ticking for the Guide Dogs of America 37th Annual William W. Winpisinger Charity Banquet. Don’t forget to make your reservations by October 13th to get our convention rates. Go to: https://aws.passkey.com/go/SPDOG7  Our group code is SPDOG7. The post Are You Ready for Some Football? It’s … Read more