The Machinists Non-Partisan Political League is the political arm of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers. It was created in 1947 to allow IAM members to gather individual contributions, coordinate political activity, and elect candidates who support IAM members and their families.

Candidates we support know that the MNPL stands for economic justice, security in the workplace and equality for every member. They do not take us for granted.

The MNPL scrutinizes each candidate thoroughly. We ask tough questions such as their positions on trade, labor law reform, economic conversion, transportation policies, and enhancement of the U.S. manufacturing base.

Politics & Legislative

The Legislative department of the IAM ensures that the members of the IAM are represented in Washington. From legislation that destroys vital laws that protect working men and women, to ensuring that the members issues are heard - the legislative department spends countless hours speaking with congressional leaders on behalf of IAM members.
As with MNPL, the legislative department works to secure economic justice and security in the workplace.

Action Alerts Center

Get involved with the legislative process by contacting your congressional representatives on issues that matter most to you. Research voting records, read current legislation, and find out a little bit more about those who represent you in office. Learn more in the IAM Legislative Action Center.

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MNPL is. The Machinists Non-Partisan Political League is IAM's heavyweight champion when it comes to politics and legislation. But these fights are expensive. Sadly, money buys access in the halls of power. And politicians listen more closely when contributors come calling. So, MNPL needs your contribution to wage these fights. Click here to make an online contribution today.

‘Full Employment Caucus’ Looks to Tackle Unemployment

Tue. February 04, 2014

U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson says everyone on her street had a job when she was a little girl growing up in 1950s Miami.

Two House Bills Threaten 6.5 Million Workers’ Health Care Coverage

Tue. February 04, 2014

The IAM joins labor in strongly opposing two bills that seek to increase the threshold at which employers are required to either offer health care coverage or pay a penalty under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Obama Lauds Wisconsin Local 1377 Worker Training at GE Energy

Thu. January 30, 2014

GE Energy and IAM District 10, Local 1377, hosted President Barack Obama at the GE facility in Waukesha, WI, Thursday.

Labor Unions Crowd Pennsylvania Capitol Over Right to Work Bill

Thu. January 30, 2014

Nearly 600 IAM public-sector members, other union members, supporters and Democratic lawmakers in Pennsylvania are preparing for a full-on strike against new legislation to defund unions representing state, school district and municipal employees.

Every Public Employee Should Be Watching This Supreme Court Case

Thu. January 30, 2014

The livelihood of public employees is at stake in the U.S. Supreme Court.

The court recently heard arguments in Harris v. Quinn, a case that questions whether public employees who benefit from union representation can be required to share the costs of collective bargaining.

Reich: Higher Minimum Wage Equals Lower Income Inequality

Tue. January 28, 2014

Leveling out the distribution of wealth in the United State is going to take years, said former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich to a joint congressional committee, but increasing the minimum wage is a great place to start.

Unemployment Benefit Extension Bill Remains at Standstill

Tue. January 28, 2014

In an effort to help some 1.3 million unemployed Americans tread water in these difficult times, Democrats returned to Washington this week armed with stories from unemployed Americans in their home states who were dropped from the federal unemployment benefit rolls on December 28, 2013. Congress neglected to extend the benefits leaving the 1.3 million out in the cold.