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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.
Who's fighting to protect your job, pension, health insurance and social security? Who's wrestling with the current administration over CAFTA, Social Security and JOBS? Who's protecting your health and safety, your right to organize, your job security? Who's taking on the multi-national corporations' schemes to demean the American Dream, to weaken North America's might? Who's battling Corporate America's 34,000 high-priced lobbyists day in and day out?
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.
IAM International President Tom Buffenbarger has announced that Assistant Legislative and Political Action Department Directors Hasan Solomon and Rick de la Fuente will lead the Legislative and Politics Department as co-directors.
December 8, 2009 - The National Mediation Board’s (NMB) proposed change to its current election process is gaining wide bi partisan support in Congress. On December 7, 2009, James Oberstar (D-MN), Chairman of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure and George Miller (D-CA), Chairman of the House Committee on Education and Labor, led 178 Democratic members of the House of Representatives in sending the NMB a letter in support of the agency’s proposed rule change that would end its practice of counting eligible voters who do not cast a ballot as voting against unionization.