Machinists Union Statement on Electrolux St. Cloud, MN Plant Closure

JAN. 31, 2018, WASHINGTON, DC – Machinists Union International President Robert Martinez Jr., released the following statement on the decision by Electrolux to close its St. Cloud, Minn., facility: “I want my Sisters and Brothers to know that I share your anger over the decision by Electrolux management to stop operations in St. Cloud. The … Read more

Machinists Put Strategic Organizing Plan into Motion

The Machinists Union is working collaboratively to launch organizing campaigns at locations across the U.S. and Canada. Organizers recently met at the IAM’s Winpisinger Education and Technology Center to plan one of the first efforts using the union’s newly implemented strategic organizing plan. Multiple IAM territories are participating in the campaign. “Working people need unions … Read more

IAM Remembers Memphis Tragedy

On February 1, 1968, while on the job emptying trash in a white neighborhood, Memphis, TN sanitation workers Echol Cole and Robert Walker huddled in the back of their truck to seek shelter from a storm. When the truck’s compactor suddenly malfunctioned, the two became trapped and were crushed death. Today across the country, Machinists … Read more

Spanish Leadership Working Group Plans Future Training

Members of the IAMAW Spanish Leadership Working Group (SLWG) convened last week at the William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center (W3) for their annual meeting to discuss the direction of the group, improve their visibility, and to review and update the Spanish education materials. “The programs the IAM offers in Spanish are helping to … Read more

El Grupo de Liderazgo en Español planifica la capacitación futura

Los miembros del Grupo de Liderazgo en Español del IAMAW (SLWG) se reunieron la semana pasada en el Centro de Educación y Tecnología William W. Winpisinger (W3) para su reunión anual para discutir la dirección del grupo, mejorar su visibilidad y revisar y actualizar los materiales educativos en español. “Los programas que la IAM ofrece … Read more

Participate in IAM CREST Workplace Violence Survey in French or English

Workplace violence is an assault or other violent act that entails a substantial risk of physical or emotional harm. In an effort to identify patterns of violence and preventative solutions for incorporation into a standard for prevention, we have developed a Workplace Violence Survey, which can be completed in either English or French. Individuals have until March 1, … Read more