‘Ensuring a Qualified Civil Service Act’ Does Exactly the Opposite

The Machinists Union and the National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE-IAM) are calling on all members to contact their Representatives to demand they vote “NO” on the “Ensuring a Qualified Civil Service Act” (H.R. 4182). Machinists Union International President Bob Martinez sent a letter to members of Congress opposing the bill. This legislation would extend the … Read more

The Definition of ‘Union’

We’ve all been there. Those times in life when money is tight and you’re not sure how you are going to make it through the month. Thankfully, most of us do survive, unscathed for the most part. But some do not and even worse, many end up losing everything, even their home. That’s the sort … Read more

Hiedcavage Honored with District 1 Award

Since his initiation into West Wyoming, PA IAM Local 1602 in 1993, Mike Hiedcavage has fought to protect the hard earned benefits of his fellow union brothers and sisters. This year, he was recognized as District 1 “Man of the Year.” “Mike is a union man’s union man,” said District 1 Directing Business Representative Tony … Read more

Utah and Idaho Locals Team Up for Guide Dogs of America

Salt Lake City, UT IAM Local 568 teamed up with Blackfoot, ID Local 2006 recently and held their 9th annual car show raising $10,500 for Guide Dogs of America. More than 70 cars came out to Stansbury Park, Utah to show their support at the Stansbury Days Guide Dogs of America Car Show. “This is … Read more

We’re Giving to Guide Dogs Today

Giving Tuesday is today, November 28, and we hope you keep the Machinists Union’s favorite charity, Guide Dogs of America, in mind! GDA’s is aiming to raise $48,000, enough to sponsor one guide dog team. Click here to donate. You also text GIVEGDA to 41444. Since its founding through donations by the Machinists Union in … Read more

Washington District 751 Machinist Wins Auburn City Council Election

In an effort to give working people a voice in his hometown, U.S. Navy veteran and IAM District 751 Legislative and Political Director Larry Brown decided to take matters into his own hands by running and winning a seat on to the Auburn, WA City Council. “Larry has been leading the political efforts at District … Read more

GVP Pantoja Honored at Annual Guide Dogs of America Banquet

Guide Dogs of America (GDA) last weekend held its 37th annual William W. Winpisinger Charity Banquet in Las Vegas. The charity’s highest honor, the “Gift of Sight Award,” was presented to IAM Transportation General Vice President, Sito Pantoja, along with past President of GDA, Dale Hartford and Spirit AeroSystems, President & CEO, Thomas Gentile. The … Read more

Join the Machinists at Wreaths Across America Day

As a way to give back to those who paid the ultimate price to protect our freedom, the IAM Veterans Department is asking you to join us by volunteering to place remembrance wreaths at Arlington National Cemetery this year. The cemetery’s 624-acre landscape is a tribute to the service and sacrifice of every individual laid to rest … Read more

Sign Up for the 2018 Federal Employee Program

The IAM Federal Employee Program will take place February 4–9, 2018 at the William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center in Hollywood, MD. Enrollment forms for authorized participants must be received no later than December 20, 2017. Click here for the official call letter and enrollment forms. The program will include training in areas specific … Read more