Our Machinists Heroes

Sisters and Brothers, This trying time for our union, our families and the entire world has brought into full focus the everyday heroes of the IAM. Our members are on the frontlines, doing the work that keeps our economy running and our countries safe. Many of our members are considered essential employees and are still … Read more

IAM Lobsterman Julie Eaton Making a Difference During COVID-19 Crisis

IAM Lobstering Local 207 member Julie Eaton has risen to the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic by assisting others in her coastal Maine community. Watch: We Stand Up for Each Other “When the times get tough, we stand up for each other,” said Eaton. “And that’s something being a union member has really help instill … Read more

Our Nation Needs Pay Equality

Today marks National Equal Pay Day, a marker for on average how far into the year a woman must work to earn what a man earned 2019. On average in 2019, women were paid 22.6% less than men, according to the Economic Policy Institute. The IAM has been a strong advocate for means to bridge … Read more

Tell Congress to Support the End Outsourcing Act

The IAM has sent letters to Senators and members of the U.S. House of Representatives urging them to support the End Outsourcing Act (H.R. 6121, S. 3425).  The IAM needs you to take action by asking your Senators and House Representative to co-sponsor the legislation. TELL CONGRESS: Support the End Outsourcing Act  This important legislation, introduced by Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) … Read more

IAM Mourns Loss of BCTGM International President David Durkee

Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union (BCTGM) President David B. Durkee passed away on March 30, 2020 after a long and valiant battle with cancer. He was 66. “Brother Durkee was the definition of a true union activist and fought to protect his members at every turn,” said IAM International President Robert … Read more

Machinists Union Wins Critical Provisions for Working People in Coronavirus Relief Bill

The 600,000-member International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM), North America’s largest aerospace, airline and defense union, applauds the Senate’s unanimous passage of the bipartisan CARES Act. The IAM, along with allies on Capitol Hill, vastly improved the COVID-19 relief bill from its original form to increase investment in the American people and include … Read more

ICYMI: Healthcare Workers and COVID-19 on Activate L!VE

This week’s Activate L!VE featured IAM Healthcare Director Marti Garza who talked about the challenges faced by IAM healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Garza discussed the many areas in which the IAM gets involved for our members, and all workers in the patient-care field. Personal protective equipment (PPE), worker safety, ensuring appropriate staffing levels … Read more

Ohio Members Standing Strong in Third Week of Strike

Twenty-three workers of IAM Local 1346, District 54 have been on the picket lines since March 10, after rejecting Gledhill Road Machinery Company’s last, best, and final offer and voting to strike. At issue are healthcare benefits, wage increases and working conditions that include drastic changes to the attendance policy. The Negotiating Committee invited company … Read more

IAM Suspends Programming at Winpisinger Center Through End of 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has had an unprecedented impact on our economy, our employers and our membership. For many reasons, including the uncertain nature of when it will be safe for members and staff to travel and gather in groups, the Executive Council has made the decision to close the Winpisinger Education and Technology Center for … Read more