U.S. Sen. Merkley Congratulates Oregon Welders on Joining IAM

Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) sent a letter congratulating 100 Precision Castparts welders for voting to join the IAM in September. The company makes heavy-duty metal components for airplanes, generators and other industrial products. The welders voted in favor of joining the IAM following changes implemented after the company was purchased by Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway … Read more

Union Strong at MillerCoors

There’s a reason that in the heart of Georgia, you will find a manufacturing plant that is 100% Union! IMG_0539 IMG_0407 5K3A2337 5K3A2269 5K3A2320 5K3A2308 5K3A2296 5K3A2258 5K3A2257 5K3A2279 5K3A2313 5K3A2330 “MillerCoors in Albany, GA is a prime example of unionism in the South. These hardworking men and women are able to take care of … Read more

Together We Soar

This article originally appeared in the Winter 2017-2018 IAM Journal. Ten miles north of the Las Vegas Strip, IAM military aircraft mechanics are raising the stakes for their coworkers at Nellis Air Force Base, with a new local lodge and a new collective bargaining agreement. Local SC711 is relatively young. It became an independent lodge … Read more

Wisconsin IAM Local 873 Hosts Veterans for Charity Hunting Event

Nearly 80 veterans from across the U.S. and Canada traveled to IAM Local 873 in Horicon, Wisconsin this past weekend to take part in the 2017 Horicon Marsh Veterans Hunt. Nearly 80 veterans from across the U.S. and Canada traveled to Wisconsin IAM Local 873 this past weekend to take part in the 2017 Horicon … Read more

Extremists in Congress Target Homemade Defense Products

Machinists Union International President Bob Martinez sent a letter to Congress calling on House and Senate Armed Services leaders to abandon efforts to scrap domestic sourcing requirements, known as Buy American measures, for defense acquisitions. Call the Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121 and tell your Senators and Representative to support Buy American measures for Navy ships … Read more

The New IAM Journal is Here

We’re proud to unveil the Winter 2017-2018 IAM Journal, our flagship magazine showcasing the talent, diversity and drive of Machinists Union members. In this issue: A Las Vegas Local is growing in a right-to-work state, thanks to an emphasis on supporting a veteran-heavy workforce; How the IAM’s Independent Drivers Guild is organizing for-hire drivers and … Read more

Machinist Inducted into Georgia Labor Hall of Fame

As a 42-year member of the Machinists Union, Stephen A. Hernandez has definitely left his mark on the IAM.  But that’s not the only place where his labor legacy lives.  Recently, Hernandez was inducted into the Georgia Labor Hall of Fame to honor his achievements for working people, especially for those who reside in the … Read more

Ready, Set, Hike! It’s Time to Score Big for Guide Dogs of America!

Guide Dogs of America’s 37th annual William W. Winpisinger Charity Banquet is November 18 and the deadline to score your tickets at the reduced rate is October 31.  So huddle up all you playmakers, get your tickets now, and let’s score big for GDA together!    Click Here for More Information  And don’t forget to wear your … Read more

October 28 is National Drug Take Back Day

The IAM Employee Assistance Program urges you to turn in your unused or expired prescription medications for safe disposal this Saturday, October 28. Find a National Prescription Drug Take Back Day location. The post October 28 is National Drug Take Back Day appeared first on IAMAW. Powered by WPeMatico

Machinists Making Waves at AFL-CIO Convention

Join Together. Fight Together. Win Together. This is the theme of this year’s AFL-CIO Convention in St. Louis and the IAM and TCU/IAM delegations are well represented. IAM International President Bob Martinez participated in Day One of the AFL-CIO Convention with the introduction of resolutions on expanding Buy American and protecting manufacturing jobs.  Proud of … Read more