Machinists Fighting to Save Hundreds of Red River Army Depot Jobs

The Machinists Union is mobilizing its membership and working with elected officials to fight against the latest round of announced layoffs to strike Red River Army Depot (RRAD) and the Texarkana, Texas community. Base command on July 16 announced plans to lay off 207 defense contract employees and 98 federal term employees by Aug. 31, 2018. … Read more

Pride and Unity on Display at TCU 35th Regular Convention

TCU/IAM members from across the nation gathered in Las Vegas last week for the 35th TCU Regular Convention. View the Facebook Photo Gallery TCU National President Bob Scardelletti proudly declared that the TCU/IAM 119th Anniversary is for everyone to celebrate. “We are among the oldest unions in America, in the beginning we were beaten, cursed, … Read more

Full Circle

Being part of a union is being part of a family. We celebrate birthdays and anniversaries. We take time to honor holidays and special events. And we recognize the moments that gave shape to who we are. But it’s not often that all of this comes together in one local lodge meeting. 07_31_2018_5FullCircle 07_31_2018_4FullCircle 07_31_2018_3FullCircle 07_31_2018_2FullCircle 07_31_2018_1FullCircle “It was … Read more

Deadline Today to Register for 2018 IAM Aerospace Conference

Don’t miss the 2018 IAM Aerospace Conference September 10-14, 2018 in Fort Worth, TX. The deadline to register is today, July 31, 2018. This has turned out to be a big year for IAM members in the aerospace industry. We have experienced an organizing victory for flight line technicians working at Boeing in South Carolina, … Read more

DOL Puts Stamp on IAM Grand Lodge Election

The re-election of incumbent IAM Grand Lodge Officers has been upheld by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). More than 770 IAM Local Lodges, over 97 percent of all lodges, endorsed the incumbent slate in February. “Just like our union fights for democracy at work, we also defend democracy within our own IAM family. We … Read more

Machinists: NAFTA Doesn’t Work

The Machinists Union joined U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) and other members of Congress to outline the principles that should guide the renegotiation NAFTA ahead of the Mexican economy minister’s visit to Washington. We need a new NAFTA that protects workers instead of continuing to outsource jobs and lower wages. Posted by Rosa DeLauro on … Read more

IAM, NFFE Federal Workers Rally on #RedforFeds Day

National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE-IAM) members and staff joined fellow union leaders and allies on #RedforFeds Day, a nationwide act of solidarity supporting federal civil service. The #RedforFeds rally was held in Washington, D.C. prior to oral arguments in a lawsuit filed by the IAM and 12 other unions against the President and the … Read more

Fighting Machinists ‘Go Fishing’

“This is where we had our first date nearly 27 years ago,” explains Amanda, wife of Machinists member Randy Thomas.  She’s talking about Fate Sanders Boat Dock in Mt. Juliet, TN. “And he’s spent almost every weekend here since that day, fishing,” she says with a giggle. Randy Thomas, vice president of IAM Local 735 … Read more

Still Time to Enroll in September Young Workers Program

The IAM recognizes and values the contributions of our younger workers and is excited to host the Young Workers Education Program September 23-28, 2018 at the William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center. Click here for the call letter and enrollment form. The Young Workers Education Program will include sessions on the importance of young … Read more