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U.S. Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Agency Fee Case

Thu. July 02, 2015

In a move with enormous implications for the entire U.S. labor movement, the Supreme Court announced this week that it will hear a case next year that could determine if agency fees in the public sector are a violation of free speech and association rights under the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

October 6 Deadline to File Asbestos Claim in Garlock Bankruptcy

Thu. July 02, 2015

Machinists and others who were exposed to gaskets and packing material made by Garlock Sealing Technologies LLC, have until October 6, 2015 to file a personal injury claim if they believe exposure to Garlock’s products caused or may cause asbestos-related disease.

To learn more and to file a claim, visit or call 1-844-Garlock.

Time Running Out to Enter IAM Photo Contest

Thu. July 02, 2015

Don’t miss your opportunity to exhibit your talent and feature your Lodge members at work. Enter the 2015 IAM Photography Contest today. The deadline for submissions has been extended until July 15th.

Enter to Win in the Guide Dogs Harley Davidson 2015 Raffle

Thu. July 02, 2015

Here is your chance to win a customized 2015 Harley Davidson FLHR Road King.

This November you could be driving to Thanksgiving Dinner on this beautiful, IAM-made, motorcycle. You will have also helped to support the Union’s number one charity, Guide Dogs of America.

Make this 4th of July a Union-Made Celebration

Thu. July 02, 2015

As the holiday weekend rapidly approaches, remember that we can all do our part by supporting workers and companies that produce high quality, union-made products.

Swedish Labor Union IF Metall Visits IAM Headquarters

Thu. July 02, 2015

Aleksandar Zuza and Erica Sjölander, of the Swedish labor union IF Metall, visited IAM Headquarters to learn about organizing and collective bargaining practices in the United States. They say perceptions about American manufacturing are distorted in Europe, so department heads met with them to set the record straight about the true labor landscape in the USA. In a show of solidarity, they also offered to help organize Swedish-owned plants in the U.S.

Machinists Union Celebrates 125th Anniversary in Canada

Tue. June 30, 2015

It was on June 27, 1890 that Canadian Machinists formed Local Lodge 103 in the City of Stratford, Ontario, 168 kilometers west of Toronto. Like their brothers in Atlanta, Georgia just two years before, it was railway workers, employed by the Grand Trunk Railway that brought our union to Canada. With that charter it became known as the International Association of Machinists or IAM.