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President Obama Aims to End Harmful Sequestration Cuts

Thu. January 29, 2015

President Obama will put forth a budget on Monday that calls for an end to the forced defense and domestic spending cuts known as sequestration, according to multiple media reports.

IAM Ratchets Up Heat on Congress to Reject Fast Track for TPP

Thu. January 29, 2015

The IAM is continuing to sound the alarm to Congress on the grave danger of approving “Fast Track” trade authorization for the secretly-negotiated Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a free trade agreement that will allow more of the same trade policies that have hurt working families for the last 20 years.

Punk Band to Anti-Union Governor: ‘We Literally Hate You!!!’

Thu. January 29, 2015

Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker is going to need a new entrance song.

The anti-union governor, best known for stripping collective bargaining rights for most Wisconsin public employees, played the Dropkick Murphys’ hit song “I’m Shipping Up to Boston” as he bounced onto an Iowa stage to deliver remarks this past weekend.

Like the IAM Southern Territory Facebook Page

Thu. January 29, 2015

Social media was at the top of the list for discussion during the recent IAM Southern Territory Staff Conference, and the attending leadership of the territory was excited about the use of social media and increased communications with region’s membership.

Time is Now to Apply for a 2015 IAM Scholarship

Thu. January 29, 2015

The deadline to apply for a 2015 IAM Scholarship Award will be here before you know it. Applications must be postmarked no later than February 25, 2015 to be considered.

Wirth Appointed Southern Territory Special Representative

Thu. January 29, 2015

IAM International President Tom Buffenbarger announced the appointment of District 75 Business Representative Anthony Wirth to Southern Territory Special Representative, effective February 1, 2015.

Union-Busting Koch Brothers Want to Spend $889 Million to Buy 2016 Election

Tue. January 27, 2015

Anti-worker billionaires Charles and David Koch say they are budgeting to spend $889 million on 2016 campaigns through their right-wing political organizations, effectively transforming their network into a third political party.

IAM Southern Territory Pledges to Continue Organizing Success

Tue. January 27, 2015

The 2015 Southern Territory Staff Conference in Bay St. Louis, MS wrapped up last week with a look back at a successful 2014 in organizing, and a new commitment for 2015.

First Spanish Organizing I Program Kicks Off 2015 at W3 Center

Tue. January 27, 2015

A truly historic milestone was achieved at the William W. Winpisinger (WWW) Education and Technology Center as members from several IAM Territories took part in the first-ever Spanish Organizing I program.

Primer Programa de Organización Sindical I en Español Inaugura el 2015 en el Centro de Educación y Tecnología

Tue. January 27, 2015

Un hecho verdaderamente histórico se alcanzó en el Centro de Educación y Tecnología William W. Winpisinger (WWW) cuando miembros de varios territorios de la IAM participaron en el programa de Organización Sindical I por primera vez.

Union Plus Scholarship Deadline January 31

Tue. January 27, 2015

If you or your child/dependent haven't applied or finished your online application for the 2015 Union Plus Scholarship yet, you still have time. All applications are due Saturday, January 31, 2015 by noon ET.

SC Gov. Haley Attacks Workers in State Address

Thu. January 22, 2015

Anti-union South Carolina Republican Gov. Nikki Haley used a significant portion of her annual State of the State address Wednesday night to attack workers trying to organize with the IAM at Boeing’s North Charleston, SC plant.

IAM Members Reflect, Give Back on MLK Day

Thu. January 22, 2015

IAM members from across the country took pause Monday to remember and celebrate the legacy of human, civil and workers’ rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

‘Middle Class Economics’ Take Center Stage in Obama’s State of the Union

Thu. January 22, 2015

President Obama on Tuesday night delivered a State of the Union address full of advocacy for working families, including fighting inequality, raising wages and strengthening unions.

Lodge President Steps Down After Record 40 Years

Thu. January 22, 2015

When the gavel comes down to open the January 2015 meeting of Rolls Royce office employees IAM Local Lodge 2468, it will mark the end of an era. For the first time in 40 years, Lee Cappadocia will not be chairing the meeting as president. His last official day in office was January 20, 2015.

Join ‘Say No to Fast Track’ Call-in Today Jan. 21

Wed. January 21, 2015

Last night in his State of the Union address, President Obama told Americans that “we should write [the] rules” for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Today is your chance.

Call 1-855-712-8441 now to add your voice to the stop Fast Track campaign or email your message: Tell Congress to Vote ‘No’ on Fast Track for the TPP.

Delta Flight Attendant Addresses AFL-CIO’s 2015 MLK Civil and Human Rights Conference

Tue. January 20, 2015

At the AFL-CIO’s annual event commemorating Martin Luther King Jr.'s labor and civil rights activism, Atlanta-based Delta Flight Attendant Spencer Hayes brought the crowd to its feet as he passionately spoke about the Delta Flight Attendants' historic movement to attain collective bargaining rights at Delta Air Lines.

What to Listen For in Obama’s State of the Union Address

Tue. January 20, 2015

Working Americans will be listening closely as President Obama delivers his State of the Union address Tuesday evening at 9 p.m. ET.

Join ‘Say No to Fast Track’ Call-in Day Jan. 21

Tue. January 20, 2015

Add your voice to the many thousands to tell Congress “Say No to Fast Track” on Wednesday, January 21 in a national call-in event. Use the AFLCIO’s toll-free hotline, 1-855-712-8441, to get connected to your Representative. Tell your Representative to vote “No” on Fast Track Trade Authority because Fast Track will allow more of the same failed trade policies that have hurt working families for the last 20 years.

IAM Members, College Students: Apply for a 2015 IAM Scholarship

Tue. January 20, 2015

The deadline to apply for a 2015 IAM Scholarship Award will be here before you know it. Applications must be postmarked no later than February 25, 2015 to be considered.

APRI Targets Trans-Pacific Partnership and Fast Track Trade Authority

Tue. January 20, 2015

The president and executive board of the A. Philip Randolph Institute (APRI) joined a growing chorus of civil, labor and human rights organizations calling for major changes to the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). The AFL-CIO’s senior constituency group is also opposing the Fast Track authority that would eliminate the ability of elected officials and constituency groups to recommend and implement necessary changes.

Tune in to New Season of Brotherhood Outdoors

Tue. January 20, 2015

Are you ready for another action-packed season of Brotherhood Outdoors?

The Union Sportsmen’s Alliance (USA) is in the midst of a brand-new season of the union-dedicated TV show, exclusively on the Sportsman Channel.

Tell the Senate to Reject Keystone Amendment That Hurts U.S. Ship Building

Thu. January 15, 2015

A shortsighted and unrelated amendment to the Keystone XL Pipeline bill in the U.S. Senate would end the U.S. ship building requirement of the Jones Act, severely damaging our defense capabilities and putting good-paying American jobs at risk.

TAKE ACTION: Tell your Senators to reject a harmful amendment which offshores U.S. ship building jobs.

IAM Shines a Light on Alabama’s Blue Collar Heroes

Thu. January 15, 2015

The IAM is launching an initiative aimed at highlighting the contributions of the highly-skilled, front-line production workers behind Alabama’s recent aerospace explosion.

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