IAM Southern Pulp and Paper Workers Growing Power

IAM members who work in the pulp and paper industry in the southeastern U.S. are joining together to strengthen their bargaining power and grow the IAM’s presence in the region. Delegates from 11 IAM-represented locations across the South recently met in North Charleston, SC for the 2019 IAM Southern Pulp and Paper Conference. The meeting, … Read more

Why NAFTA 2.0 Doesn’t Work for Working People

Despite some modest labor improvements, NAFTA 2.0 maintains the fundamental flaws carried over from past trade agreements, writes IAM Chief of Staff and Director of Trade and Globalization Owen Herrnstadt for the Economic Policy Institute. Hundreds of thousands of jobs have been outsourced to Mexico since NAFTA was enacted in 1994. “One year ago, we … Read more

IAM Puppy Madness is Down to the Final Four

It’s down to Asia vs. Sky and Cho vs. Captain as the final four of the IAM’s first ever Puppy March Madness fundraiser to benefit Guide Dogs of America (GDA). Vote now with your donation to help select the cutest dog in the IAM family. Your donation, however much, can make a big difference for GDA, which … Read more

Follow IAM Addiction Services on Facebook

Earlier this year, the IAM launched the Addiction Services Program to help find help for members and their families who are struggling with drug and alcohol addiction. With the launch of their Facebook page, the program now has a social media presence. Dropping a little knowledge tonight at the Harbor! Please feel free to forward … Read more

Leadership II in Spanish Coming Up in May

The William W. Winpisinger Center will host Spanish Leadership II from May 12 – 17. The Spanish Leadership II program mirrors its English counterpart in that it provides the local and district lodges with trained and skilled unionists that can communicate with workers and the community in both languages. The Spanish programs at W3 are … Read more

Liderazgo II en Español se acerca rápidamente

El Centro William W. Winpisinger (W3) será el anfitrión de Liderazgo II en Español del 12 al 17 de mayo 2019. El programa de Liderazgo II en Español refleja su contraparte inglés, ya que proporciona a las logias locales y distritos con unionistas entrenados y calificados que pueden comunicarse con los trabajadores y la comunidad … Read more

Still Time to Vote for the Cutest IAM Dog

Early donation results are in, but the underdogs are still in the game. Take part in our first ever Puppy March Madness fundraiser to benefit Guide Dogs of America (GDA). Vote now to help select the cutest dog in the IAM family. Your donation, however much, can make a big difference for GDA, which provides … Read more

Six Weeks In

Six weeks on strike is tough; ask anyone who has ever walked in those shoes. But for the members of Local 708 on strike against FlightSafety Services Corporation (FSSC) in Wichita, KS, there’s really no other choice than to carry on. “What we so often forget when a strike is taking place is the passion is … Read more

Machinists Reengage on Fight for Federal Contract Worker Back Pay

The Machinists Union, the AFL-CIO and members of Congress are still fighting to secure back pay for federal contract workers. More than 1 million federal contract workers went without pay during the longest government shutdown in history. After GOP Senators blocked inclusion of federal contractor back pay in the funding bill that ended the shutdown, … Read more

General Electric Unions Preparing for Contract Talks

The entire General Electric Coordinated Bargaining Committee (CBC), a coalition of 11 unions including the IAM, recently came together to tour the Evendale GE Facility in Cincinnati, discuss upcoming negotiations and establish subcommittees. CBC Chairman/IUE-CWA President Carl Kennebrew set the foundation and provided the vision for the negotiations scheduled to start in June 2019. Bargaining subcommittees … Read more