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TCU/IAM Opens Regular Convention

Thu. July 24, 2014

Hundreds of TCU/IAM members converged on Las Vegas this week for the 34th Regular TCU/IAM Convention.

Netroots Nation Sets Sights on 2014 Midterm Elections

Thu. July 24, 2014

Get to the polls in November. That was the overall directive given to the more than 3,000 attendees of the 2014 Netroots Nation conference – one of the largest annual gatherings of progressive leaders, activists, bloggers, newsmakers, social justice advocates, labor leaders, organizational leaders, grassroots organizers and online activists in the country.

Benefits Preserved as New York Local 1180 Votes to End Calspan Strike

Thu. July 24, 2014

After nearly 10 weeks of unwavering solidarity on picket lines, 24 members of IAM Local 1180, District 65 in Western New York ratified a new three-year contract that preserves key benefits and ends a bitter strike at Calspan Corporation.

Maine Lobstering Union Members Featured in Mike Michaud Ad

Thu. July 24, 2014

Rock Alley, President of the newly-formed IAM Maine Lobstering Union, IMLU Local 207, and Julie Eaton, Local 207 Secretary-Treasurer, were featured in a recent TV ad promoting Maine Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mike Michaud, a longtime friend of the IAM.

Seattle District 751 Flight for Sight Run Raises $14K for Guide Dogs

Thu. July 24, 2014

More than 140 runners took part in IAM District 751’s annual Flight for Sight fun run, generating more than $14,000 for Guide Dogs of America.

Enter Union Plus Contest to Knock $10K Off Your Student Debt

Thu. July 24, 2014

Struggling with the financial burden of your student loans?  The IAM and Union Plus may be able to help.

Machinists Overwhelmingly Approve New Contracts at US Airways

Tue. July 22, 2014

The IAM has announced that approximately 11,000 maintenance training specialist, fleet service and mechanic and related employees approved new contracts by 96, 86 and 67 percent respectively at the "new" American Airlines.

Alabama Contractor Goes Full Pinocchio in Anti-Union Campaign

Tue. July 22, 2014

In a desperate bid to suppress support for the IAM in an upcoming union representation election, a government contractor at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, AL has begun holding captive audience meetings where employees are treated to a smorgasbord of threats, misinformation and outright lies.

IAM Remembers Actor James Garner for His Union Activism

Tue. July 22, 2014

The IAM mourns the passing of longtime actor, union and civil rights activist James Garner. The former “Maverick” and “Rockford Files” star died July 19, 2014 at the age of 86.

Tennessee VW Workers Achieve Union Representation

Tue. July 22, 2014

Workers at the Volkswagen (VW) manufacturing plant in Chattanooga, TN will now have the opportunity to join UAW Local 42. The recent announcement comes despite a narrowly-lost union election in February that was heavily influenced by outside sources, including numerous Republican politicians.

Labor Shows Strong Presence at Farnborough Air Show

Tue. July 22, 2014

As multinational aerospace companies gathered at the Farnborough Air Show in England, the IAM and delegates from the IndustriALL Global Union met to confront challenges facing the millions of aerospace workers around the world.

IAM-TCU Tentative Agreement Reached With LIRR

Thu. July 17, 2014

Within days of a strike that would have shut down the nation’s largest commuter railroad, the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM), its partner the Transportation Communications Union (TCU) and union coalition members today announced a tentative agreement has been reached with the Long Island Railroad (LIRR).

Grand Lodge Election Official Tellers Report Available

Thu. July 17, 2014

The Official Report of the Tellers for the Election of Grand Lodge Officers of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) is now available. The report shows the tally of voting by IAM members that took place in Lodge meetings in the United States and Canada in April, 2014 and the counting of those votes that took place in May, 2014.

IAM Urges Support of Bill to End Outsourcing, Bring Jobs Home

Thu. July 17, 2014

The IAM is urging the Senate’s support of a bill that would stop rewarding multinational companies that offshore jobs. The “Bring Jobs Home Act” would eliminate the tax deduction U.S. companies receive for the costs associated with offshoring. 

Greenpeace Fundraisers Vote IAM

Thu. July 17, 2014

Members of the Greenpeace financing and fundraising department in Montréal, Canada became the newest members of IAM Local Lodge 712. 

Register Now for the 2014 IAM Automotive Conference

Thu. July 17, 2014

The 2014 IAM Automotive Conference is scheduled for October 7-10, 2014 at the Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Buffenbarger Taps Stassi as Transportation Special Rep

Thu. July 17, 2014

International President Tom Buffenbarger announced the appointment of Joe Stassi as Transportation Department Special Representative.

Still Time to Enter IAM Photo Contest

Thu. July 17, 2014

IAM photographers still have a chance to showcase the work your members do in the IAM Calendar.

IAM, TCU Set Strike Deadline at LIRR

Tue. July 15, 2014

After four years of contract negotiations, the IAM, TCU and six union coalition partners at the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR), have announced a strike deadline of Sunday, July 20, 2014 at 12:01 a.m.

Young Machinists Program Lauded at COMTO Summit

Tue. July 15, 2014

After being previously honored by the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) this past March, IAM General Vice President Diane Babineaux returned to the premier organization to share the IAM’s groundbreaking efforts to educate and train young workers in the transportation industry.

Oppose New OMB Rule to Use Bogus U.S. Trade Numbers

Tue. July 15, 2014

IAM members have until Monday, July 21 to oppose a new dangerous rule that would affect how the U.S. government develops statistics concerning manufactured goods.

Grand Lodge Bike Run Raises $5K for Guide Dogs

Tue. July 15, 2014

Sunny skies made for a perfect backdrop to the IAM Grand Lodge’s Inaugural Bike and Poker Run, which brought out about 45 participants and raised over $5,000 for Guide Dogs of America (GDA). The event was held in honor of IAM General Secretary-Treasurer Robert Roach, Jr.

Machinists Win Certification For Aerocar Limousine Services in Vancouver

Tue. July 15, 2014

A courageous group of nearly 110 limousine drivers and airport greeters employed by Aerocar Limousine Services at the Vancouver International Airport overcame a fierce anti-union campaign to win IAM representation. The workers, who provide premium personal transportation to and from the airport and other locations, are the newest members of IAM Local 16 and IAM District 140.

Ohio Truck Drivers Vote IAM

Tue. July 15, 2014

Truck drivers employed at RMB Enterprises in Middletown, OH voted 2 to1 to become new members of IAM Local 1943 after a hard fought campaign.

IAM Hosts Union Member from ‘Down Under’

Tue. July 15, 2014

The IAM’s “sense of community” struck a chord with a recent visitor from Australia.

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