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'This Is Our Time'

Fri. August 28, 2015

At a time when corporations are taking in billions, the largest-ever IAM Transportation Conference inspired delegates to shake things up in the air and rail industries.

Oklahoma City Military Housing Workers Vote IAM Yes

Thu. August 27, 2015

IAM Local 850 in Oklahoma City, OK has 14 new members after employees of Balfour Beatty Communities (BBC) at Tinker Air Force Base voted to join the IAM.

Striking Ingersoll Rand Workers Get Jolt of Community Support

Thu. August 27, 2015

Supportive honks have been ringing out for more than two weeks outside the Ingersoll Rand plant in Cheektowaga, NY, where 240 IAM members are striking for a fair contract from the compression manufacturer. Earlier this week, that support became even more audible.

WWW Center Preps Belshaw Workers for Upcoming Contract Talks

Thu. August 27, 2015

A negotiating committee made up of production and maintenance employees at Belshaw Adamatic, a manufacturer of donut and bakery equipment in Auburn, WA, recently attended a Bargaining Committee Negotiation Preparation class at the IAM’s Winpisinger Center.

Georgia Local 709 Memorial Ride Raises Over $3,000 for Guide Dogs

Thu. August 27, 2015

This year’s Jeff Goen Memorial Ride for Guides, hosted by IAM Local 709 in Marietta, GA, took in over $3,000 for Guide Dogs of America (GDA).

Stucker Appointed Midwest Territory Special Representative

Thu. August 27, 2015

International President Tom Buffenbarger has appointed Shannon Stucker to serve as a Special Representative in the Midwest Territory, effective September 1, 2015.

Presidential Board Sides with New Jersey Transit Workers

Tue. August 25, 2015

A Presidential Emergency Board (PEB) has backed many of the proposals put forth by a coalition of 14 unions, including IAM-TCU, representing 4,300 New Jersey Transit workers embroiled in a four-year contract dispute with their employer. IAM-TCU represents approximately 1,000 New Jersey Transit workers.

NFFE-IAM Members Battling Devastating Wildfires in West

Tue. August 25, 2015

Dozens of wildfires raging across Washington, California, Oregon, Montana and Idaho have charred over 2.5 million acres of land so far and the rash of blazes throughout the West shows no signs of letting up.

IAM Helps Energy Efficiency Workers Get Great First Contract

Tue. August 25, 2015

With the help of the IAM Southern Territory staff, a group of new IAM members negotiated a first contract that includes substantial wage increases and the IAM National Pension Plan.

Washington State Hexcel Workers Prep for Upcoming Contract Talks

Tue. August 25, 2015

IAM Local 289 members who work with aerospace composites at Hexcel in Kent, WA recently geared up for upcoming contract negotiations by attending the Winpisinger Center’s signature Bargaining Committee Negotiation Preparation program.

Retired Guide Dog, Video Star Nigel Passes Away

Tue. August 25, 2015

Nigel, the golden retriever who starred, along with his partner Lorri Bernson, in a number of Guide Dogs of America’s (GDA) educational films passed away on August 14, 2015.

IAM Wins Top Honors in 2015 ILCA Labor Media Awards

Tue. August 25, 2015

The Machinists Union won several top honors in the annual International Labor Communications Association (ILCA) Labor Media Awards contest, which honors the best in labor journalism.

Americans’ Support for Unions Increasing

Thu. August 20, 2015

A new Gallup poll shows that Americans' approval of labor unions has jumped five percentage points to 58% over the past year, and is now at its highest point since 2008.

New Study Highlights Potential Flaws in TPP

Thu. August 20, 2015

A new study by the Canadian Center for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) shows the dangers of the Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) system that will likely be part of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP). The ISDS system allows corporations to use private World Bank or United Nations Tribunals to demand compensation if a country’s environmental, safety, or other laws diminish that corporation’s potential profits.

WWW Spanish Leadership Programs Openings Remain, Deadline Nears

Thu. August 20, 2015

There is still time to send in enrollments for this autumn’s cluster of Spanish Leadership Programs at the William W. Winpisinger Center in Hollywood, MD.  Locals and Districts are encouraged to identify Spanish-speaking members who would benefit from attending Leadership classes in their native language and have the potential to become workplace leaders.


Se Acerca la Fecha Límite para los Programas de Liderazgo en Español

Se Acerca la Fecha Límite para los Programas de Liderazgo en Español

Thu. August 20, 2015

Hay tiempo todavía para mandar las inscripciones para los programas de Liderazgo en Español al Centro William W. Winpisinger en Hollywood, MD.  Animamos a las Logias y Distritos a que identifiquen los miembros de habla Hispana que se beneficiarían al asistir a las clases de Liderazgo en su idioma nativa y que tienen el potencial de ser líderes en sus trabajos.

Register Now for IAM Women’s, Young Workers and Human Rights Conference

Thu. August 20, 2015

The 2015 IAM Women’s, Young Workers and Human Rights Conference, to be held October 7-11 at the Caribe Hilton in San Juan, Puerto Rico, will highlight and inspire the next generation of movers and shakers.

IAM International President Makes the Case for Clinton

Tue. August 18, 2015

Following the unanimous endorsement of Hillary Clinton for president by more than 600 union leaders at the 2015 National Staff Conference in New York, IAM International President Tom Buffenbarger addressed the conference to highlight the differences between the two top candidates running in the Democratic primary and why former Senator Clinton is the best choice.

IAM Mourns Passing of Civil Rights Leader Julian Bond

Tue. August 18, 2015

In a career that spanned over 50 years, Julian Bond served as a civil rights activist, legislator, NAACP chairman and champion of equal rights for all Americans.

IAM’s Gittlen Appointed to MassDOT Board

Tue. August 18, 2015

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker recently appointed IAM District 15 Business Representative Russell Gittlen to the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) Board of Directors.

Get IAM Discounts on Wireless Services and More from Union Plus

Tue. August 18, 2015

Union Privilege offers discounts on AT&T wireless service and a broad variety of coupons for products and services available exclusively to working families.

Hillary Clinton Received Rousing Endorsement from Machinists Union

Fri. August 14, 2015

The Machinists Union today loudly endorsed former U.S. Secretary of State and honorary IAM member Hillary Clinton to be the next president of the United States. The move comes after a unanimous vote by union leaders and an internal survey of IAM members, who voiced strong support for an early endorsement and named Clinton as the overwhelming favorite.

TWU-IAM American Alliance Workers to Get Wage Hike

Thu. August 13, 2015

In yet another example of the TWU-IAM Association’s combined pre-merger power at the new American Airlines, stand-alone contracts will result in top-of-scale wage increases for Association-represented Mechanic and Related, Fleet Service and Stores workers.

Midwest Territory Raising Big Money for Guide Dogs

Thu. August 13, 2015

In the seven years since the IAM Midwest Territory began its classic auto show and motorcycle poker run to raise money for Guide Dogs of America (GDA), it has raised over $300,000 for the charity.

Last Chance to Register for Fall Labor Studies Classes

Thu. August 13, 2015

Registration for the first cohort of classes in the new IAM/Empire State College (ESC) Partnership is fast approaching. Applicants must have all materials in by August 14, 2015 to be considered for online classes beginning September 14, 2015.

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