IAM News

Below you will find the News that directly affects the IAM and our membership.  News articles are also available from the 2012, 2011 and 2010 IAM News Archives.

Spirit Machinists Win Big Profit Sharing Payout

Wed. February 04, 2015

IAM District 70 members at Spirit AeroSystems will receive a profit sharing payout significantly higher than previous years thanks to forward-looking negotiations and company earnings that exceeded expectations. The payout will occur on February 26, 2015 and covers 7,324 hourly employees in Wichita, KS; Chanute, KS and Kinston, NC.

Union Leader Elected Sweden’s New Prime Minister

Thu. October 02, 2014

Washington, D.C., October 2, 2014 – The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) today welcomed news that former welder and global trade union partner Stefan Löfven has been elected as Sweden’s next Prime Minister.

We Remember

Thu. September 11, 2014

IAM Transportation General Vice President Sito Pantoja today issued the following statement to mark the somber anniversary of 9-11.

IAM Wins Election for Spirit Airlines Ramp Agents

Tue. July 08, 2014

In a hotly contested election overseen by the National Mediation Board (NMB), nearly 220 Spirit Airlines ramp agents voted overwhelmingly, by 80 percent, to be represented by the IAM.

IAM Reacts to Supreme Court Ruling on Harris v. Quinn

Mon. June 30, 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court today ruled 5 to 4 that certain public sector “partial public employees” may not be required to pay their fair share of union dues. The case, Harris v. Quinn, concerns Medicaid-based home health-care workers in Illinois.

New Vote Ends Strike at Stennis Space Center

Tue. May 20, 2014

Members of IAM Local 2249 voted 41-7 on Tuesday, May 20 to ratify a new proposal from Lockheed Martin that will end the five-day strike at Stennis Space Center (SSC).

IAM Mourns Nelson Mandela

Fri. December 06, 2013

The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers issued the following response to the passing of former South African President Nelson Mandela:

“President Mandela dedicated his life to fighting for democracy, equality and freedom. His legacy will live on in the hearts and minds of all who strive for a better and more just world...

Time to Speak Out Against the Senseless Shutdown

Mon. October 07, 2013

It’s time to speak out against the senseless shutdown and get federal workers back on the job. The ripple effect from the shutdown hurts not only federal workers, but people and businesses all over the country.

Click here to send a message to your Senators and Representative or call them at 202-224-3121 and demand they pass a clean budget bill and get America back on the right track.

Click here to view the Machinists News Network video entitled “Federal Workers Bear Brunt of Shutdown.”

IAM Supports U.S. Action on Bangladesh

Mon. July 01, 2013

The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) is supporting the U.S. government’s decision to suspend Bangladesh’s trade benefits granted under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP).  The IAM believes that countries who benefit from preferential trade programs must comply with internationally recognized labor rights, specifically the right to non-lethal workplaces and the right to form unions.

IAM Mourns International Labor Leader Marcello Malentacchi

Fri. May 31, 2013

Marcello Malentacchi, a 20-year General Secretary of the International Metalworkers’ Federation (IMF) and a close friend of the IAM, passed away on May 24th at the age of 66. Malentacchi died of natural causes while cycling near his birthplace in Tuscany, Italy.

A Day to Remember

Mon. May 27, 2013

A Memorial Day Message from International President Tom Buffenbarger:

Each year, our nation marks Memorial Day with a parades, picnics and political speeches. Synonymous with the end of school and the beginning of summer, the origins of the holiday are obscure, with more than two dozen U.S. cities claiming to have begun the tradition.

President’s Budget Proposal Invests in America, But Threatens Social Security

Wed. April 10, 2013

President Obama’s proposed budget contains important benefits to create jobs, invest in infrastructure and manufacturing and help America’s middle class, but could also change the way Social Security benefits are calculated and dramatically reduce payouts. It also has a provision to increase taxes on private planes which affects IAM members in a sector of the aerospace industry that is just beginning to show signs of recovery from the recession.

Introducing IAM Mobile 3.0

Welcome to IAM Mobile 3.0 the single app for all devices. This page provides access to the IAM Mobile 3.0 app and all its many features.

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