The IAM celebrated its 125th birthday in Atlanta, the city of the union’s founding, with the opening of the 2013 IAM National Staff Conference.
“Strive to become leaders,” said IAM General Secretary-Treasurer Robert Roach Jr., to the SUNY Empire State College Harry Van Arsdale Jr. Center for Labor Studies graduating class of 2013. Hundreds gathered as Roach delivered the commencement speech to just over a hundred of his alma mater’s labor graduates in New York City.
John Lewis has been fighting for voting rights for over half a century. A fractured skull and scars from beatings at the hands of police and white segregationists in the 1960s prove it.
Political activist and retired 41-year IAM member Pat Lehman of Wichita, KS is the recipient of the National Federation of Democratic Women’s 2013 Humanitarian Award. Lehman, a former Grand Lodge Representative who retired in 2006, was recognized at the organization’s annual conference on Saturday, June 14 in Charleston, WV.
The new deadline to enter the 2013 IAM Photo Contest is now Friday, July 5, 2013. For the 2013 Photo Contest, photos must be taken of and by members in good standing, un-posed and working at their job (and conforming to all safety standards).
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