IAM International President Martinez Announces Retirement of GVP Philip J. Gruber

IAM International President Bob Martinez has announced the retirement of IAM Midwest Territory General Vice President Philip J. Gruber, effective December 31, 2018. “Our great union will forever be grateful for the contributions of Phil Gruber,” said IAM International President Bob Martinez. “For more than four-and-a-half decades, Brother Gruber has served our membership with dignity, … Read more

House Passes FAA Reauthorization Bill, Senate Votes Next

The House yesterday passed the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Bill that will renew the agency’s funding for another five years. The bill will provide long-term stability for the nation’s aviation community, continue investment in U.S. airports, and make necessary reforms to improve American competitiveness and safety in aviation.   “This bill has provisions that … Read more

Solidarity Changes the Game

“This is what happens when we stand together in solidarity,” said IAM General Vice President Mark A. Blondin happily as he looked over the details of the latest contract coming out of the Machinists’ Southern Territory. When the Remote Pilot Operators or RPOs working for CNI Federal Services at the FAA Center in Oklahoma approached … Read more

Support GDA with a Charity Banquet Program Ad

Guide Dogs of America’s annual Las Vegas charity weekend is on the horizon and arrives November 15-17, 2018. Purchase an ad in the official William W. Winpisinger Charity Banquet program for your organization, district or local lodge today. The deadline for program ads is October 31, 2018, so don’t delay. It is a great way to have … Read more

Deadline Approaching for Advanced Communicator Program

The registration deadline for the December 2-7 Advanced Communicators Class held by the IAM’s Communication Department is quickly approaching. Do not miss the opportunity to secure your spot by registering before the October 5, 2018 deadline. This course is designed to expand on the basic communication aspects covered in the Basic Communicator class and upgrade skills to … Read more

Machinists on Ground to Help with Florence Recovery

Residents of North Carolina and the surrounding states are still reeling from the aftermath of Hurricane Florence. The massive storm was responsible for more than 30 lives and catastrophic damage from historic flooding. Machinists Union members in the path of the storm are in need of help in the recovery process. The IAM Southern Territory, … Read more

House to Vote on FAA Bill This Week

The House and the Senate Saturday reached consensus on the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Act of 2018. The approximately $17 billion, five-year FAA bill will make its way to the House floor this week and could be voted on as early as Wednesday.   Airline labor highlights of the bill include protection for customer service … Read more

Guide Dogs of America Graduate Finds Serenity

For nearly 70 years Guide Dogs of America has brought independence to blind and visually impaired individuals from across the United States and Canada. New stories of companionship, confidence and empowerment emerge from each graduating class of guide dog teams. One such inspiring story is that of blind surfer Derek Rabelo and his guide dog … Read more

Kendall Appointed to Assistant Secretary

International President Bob Martinez and General Secretary-Treasurer Dora Cervantes announce the appointment of Paul Kendall to the office of Assistant Secretary. The appointment fills the vacancy from the recent reassignments of General Vice Presidents and is effective October 1, 2018. “Brother Kendall brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to this position,” said General Secretary-Treasurer … Read more

Are You Registered for this November’s Elections?

Today is Voter Registration Day. Have you registered? Don’t wait, November’s elections will be here before you know it. Register today Our right to vote gives us the power to make a difference. We have the freedom and the responsibility to choose our leaders and get involved with the issues that we care about. Change … Read more