Union Member Rights and Officer Responsibilities Under the LMRDA The Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (LMRDA) guarantees certain rights to union members and imposes certain responsibilities on union officers. More >>
As the 14th International President of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM), Bob Martinez inherits a legacy that spans the history of the North American labor movement. Seasoned by his own 36-year union career, Martinez is committed to aggressively grow the union and protect the contracts and careers of nearly 600,000 active and retired IAM members.
Dora Cervantes became the IAM’s 12th General Secretary-Treasurer on August 1, 2015. She is the first woman to direct the IAM’s finances as General Secretary-Treasurer.
Dave Ritchie, a 42-year member of the IAM, brings the talents of a seasoned negotiator, skilled organizer, political activist and experienced administrator to the position of IAM Canadian Vice President.
Lynn Tucker began his career with the Machinists Union in 1976 working for Miller Brewery, in Fulton, NY. He has held a variety of elected offices in the IAM including Shop Steward, Senior Steward, Local Lodge Vice President, President, and Vice President of the NY State Council of Machinists. Tucker was active and served in the Oswego, New York Labor Council and the Greater Syracuse, NY Labor Council. He also served as Director of the United Way in Fulton, NY, and was President of the Industrial Relations Research Association, Central New York Chapter in Syracuse, NY. He was an active member of CLUW and the NAACP.
Gary Allen was initiated into IAM Local 794 in 1979 upon his employment at the General Electric Aircraft Engine Plant in Albuquerque.
Philip J. Gruber has been a member of the Machinists Union since his initiation into Local Lodge 688 in 1972. It was then that he began his apprenticeship. He became a Journeyman Tool & Die Maker in 1976. He served as Steward, Chief Steward, Treasurer and President of Lodge 688. He was elected as delegate to the St. Louis Labor Council, the Missouri State Council of Machinists and the IAM National Tool & Die Conference.
Sito Pantoja has served as the IAM General Vice President assigned to the Transportation Department since January 2012. The Transportation Department operates from IAM Headquarters and administers approximately 150 contracts in the railroad and air transport sectors in the United States.
Mark Blondin has served as the General Vice President of the Southern Territory since July 1, 2013. The Southern Territory includes 14 states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia as well as Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
Diane Babineaux joined the IAM Executive Council on July 1, 2013 as the first African-American woman to serve as a General Vice President. She has served as the Chief of Staff, formerly Executive Assistant, to the International President since 2000.
James Conigliaro joined the IAM Executive Council on August 1, 2015. As General Vice President, Conigliaro works in partnership with the General Secretary-Treasurer to administer the IAM’s financial operations.
Rickey Wallace is a 35-year IAM member who initiated into Clarksville, TN Local 1296 in 1980. He became active in his local as a shop steward and was later elected Local President. In 1995 Wallace was elected as a Business Representative in the former District 155 (now District 711) and held that position until he was appointed Assistant Directing Business Representative in 2008. In April 2009, Wallace was elected District 711 President and Directing Business Representative.