IAM Leading Charge Toward Global Aerospace Solidarity

IAM International President Robert Martinez Jr. recently led a Machinists Union delegation to a meeting of the world’s most powerful aerospace unions in Singapore. Martinez chairs the aerospace sector of the IndustriALL Global Union, which represents 50 million working people in 140 countries. The aerospace industry, worth $800 billion and employing millions of workers globally, … Read more

IAM Continues Fight for Federal Contract Worker Back Pay

More than 1 million federal contract workers went without pay during the 35-day government shutdown in early 2019, including thousands of furloughed IAM members. The IAM is fighting for the inclusion of language in the Senate’s fiscal year 2020 appropriations bill to ensure back pay to compensate federal contract workers for wages lost during the … Read more

Sustaining a Way of Life

  Deep in the forest of northern Maine sit two rusting locomotives, seemingly frozen in time. They offer a glimpse of a booming lumber industry that used to employ thousands of Mainers, and was lucrative enough to build a railroad system in what many would refer to as “the middle of nowhere.” Time seems to … Read more

2019 Spanish Leadership Concludes at Winpisinger Center

The final 2019 Spanish program concluded last week at the William W. Winpisinger Center, as the school welcomed participants from the U.S., Canada and the Territory of Puerto Rico for Spanish Leadership I. The week started and ended with excitement all around. The program was the second highest turnout for Spanish Leadership classes, with 25 … Read more

IAM Urges House Passage of Bill to Reauthorize Export-Import Bank

The Machinists Union is urging passage of the United States Export Finance Agency Act of 2019 (H.R. 4863), which would sustain U.S. manufacturing and other strategic industries and improve the balance of trade between the U.S. and high export nations by reauthorizing the Export-Import Bank for the next 10 years. The Ex-Im Bank is one of the … Read more

Donating Life

It was 4 a.m. when Michael Bukta rose from a deep sleep with a voice telling him to go see his friend Chuck. “He’s not going to say ‘no’ today, just go see Chuckie,” the voice said. Having never experienced anything like this, the IAM Transportation Department member of Pittsburgh Local 1044 knew he had … Read more

Ohio Local Raises $6K for Guide Dogs

The 21st Annual IAM Local Lodge 912 Golf Tournament was held on October 8, 2019 at the Mill Golf Course in Cincinnati, OH. More than $6,300 was raised for the Guide Dogs of America. This year’s event was the most attended in the two decades since its inception, with 140 golfers on 35 teams competing for prizes … Read more

Machinists Sweep the Georgia Labor Awards

It’s a proud moment for one machinist to be inducted into the Georgia Labor Hall of Fame. So when four IAM members were honored at this year’s ceremony, proud didn’t begin to describe the emotions felt by our union family. Machinist members Brother Peter F. Taylor Jr., Brother Alan R. Williams, Brother Waymon D. Norwood … Read more