Press Releases

Below you will find the latest IAM News Releases. Archived news releases can be found by clicking on the 2012, 2011, 2010 and 2009 links at the right.

Machinists Union Members Ratify Contracts at Hawaiian Airlines

Sat. January 09, 2016

Washington, D.C., January 9, 2016 – International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) Districts 141 and 142 today announced that members at Hawaiian Airlines overwhelmingly ratified tentative agreements covering approximately 2,200 Mechanic and Related, Clerical, Office, Stores, Fleet Service and Passenger Service Employees at the carrier.

Machinists Union President Rejects Trump Trash Talk

Thu. December 10, 2015

Washington, D.C., December 10, 2015 – The president of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) today added the voice of the U.S. labor movement to the chorus of outrage over Donald Trump’s call to ban Muslims from entering the United States.

“This nation was founded on freedom of religion, freedom of assembly and freedom of speech,” said IAM International President Tom Buffenbarger. “Too many Americans died protecting those rights to allow someone like Donald Trump to wage a mad dog campaign that pits race against race, religion against religion, and ultimately, U.S. citizen against U.S. citizen.”

Machinists Union President Welcomes Hillary Clinton’s Plan to Restore U.S. Manufacturing

Tue. December 08, 2015

The International President of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) today said Hillary Clinton’s plans to invest in infrastructure and revitalize the U.S. manufacturing sector marked the first serious strategic policy proposal of the 2016 presidential campaign.

Machinists Union Praises Step Toward Fairness in Chinese Aerospace Manufacturing

Tue. December 08, 2015

The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) applauds the trade enforcement action filed today by the United States Trade Representative against China for its hidden Value Added Tax (VAT) exemption for certain domestic aircraft.

Statement of Machinists Union International President Tom Buffenbarger on the Labor Advisory Committee’s TPP Report

Mon. December 07, 2015

The Labor Advisory Committee is established by Congress to advise the administration and Congress on trade matters. While hundreds of representatives from corporations serve on dozens of other trade advisory committees, the LAC is made up of leaders of our nation’s labor unions. These leaders represent millions of hard-working Americans in every sector and industry imaginable.

Machinists Union Announces Bob Martinez to Succeed Tom Buffenbarger as International President

Sun. November 22, 2015

Washington, D.C., November 22, 2015 - The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) announced that General Vice President Bob Martinez, Jr. will succeed current International President Tom Buffenbarger, who steps down on Jan.1, 2016 after a 45-year career that spans service as a local IAM Shop Steward to more than 18 years as the IAM’s top elected official.

Machinists Union to Open Contracts Early at United Airlines

Fri. November 06, 2015

Washington, D.C., November 6, 2015 –The International Association of Machinists and Aero-space Workers (IAM) today announced an agreement with United Airlines to open contracts covering approximately 30,000 workers early, more than one year ahead of the scheduled amendable date, and enter into expedited negotiations to amend the current IAM-United con-tracts.

Machinists Union Deplores Missed Opportunities in TPP Trade Pact

Thu. November 05, 2015

Washington, D.C., November 5, 2015 - The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) today expressed grave concerns over details of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), which were released today by the White House after months of secret negotiations.

Machinists Union Thanks Secretary Clinton For Consistent Support of the Export-Import Bank

Wed. October 28, 2015

Washington, D.C., October 28, 2015 – “With her strong and consistent support for the Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank, Secretary Clinton has again demonstrated why she is the leading candidate for President of the United States,” said IAM International President Tom Buffenbarger.

Machinists Union Endorses Jamie Raskin for Maryland 8th District

Wed. October 21, 2015

Upper Marlboro, MD, October 21, 2015 – The Maryland State Council of Machinists is proud to endorse Maryland State Sen. Jamie Raskin (D-Montgomery), a true friend of organized labor and proven champion of progressive values, for Maryland’s 8th Congressional District seat being vacated by Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D).

Machinists Union Applauds Secretary Clinton’s Opposition to the TPP

Wed. October 07, 2015

Washington, D.C., October 7, 2015 - The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) today welcomed the announcement by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that she will oppose the deeply flawed and secretly negotiated Trans Pacific Partnership.

Machinist Union President Responds to TPP

Mon. October 05, 2015

The following is a statement from International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) International President Tom Buffenbarger regarding terms of the secretly negotiated Trans-Pacific Partnership:

Tennessee Machinists Vote to Strike Viskase Inc. over Steep Benefit Cuts

Wed. September 30, 2015

Loudon, TN, Sept. 30, 2015– One hundred and eighty-nine members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) Local 2544 in Loudon, TN voted overwhelmingly to reject a contract proposal from Viskase, Inc. and commence a strike today at 12 noon ET.

Machinists Union Endorses Donna Edwards for Maryland Senate Seat

Mon. September 28, 2015

Upper Marlboro, MD, September 28, 2015 – Delegates of the Maryland State Council of Machinists unanimously endorsed Rep. Donna Edwards (D-4th) to fill the vacancy created by the upcoming retirement of long-time Maryland Democratic Sen. Barbara Mikulski.

Machinists Union Welcomes FMCS Call to Restart Pantex Strike Talks

Thu. September 17, 2015

Amarillo, TX, September 16, 2015 – The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) today welcomed news that Federal Mediation and Conciliation Services (FMCS) Director Allison Beck is calling all sides back to the bargaining table on September 22 in an effort to resolve the dispute that led to a strike at the Pantex nuclear weapons facility in Amarillo, TX.

Machinists Union Welcomes Changes at United Airlines

Tue. September 08, 2015

Washington, D.C., September 8, 2015 –United Airlines today announced Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Jeff Smisek resigned his position as CEO, president and chairman of the board of directors and named Oscar Munoz as new CEO.

Machinists Union Endorses Hillary Clinton for President

Fri. August 14, 2015

Washington, D.C., August 14, 2015 – The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) today announced it endorsed former U.S. Secretary of State and honorary IAM member Hillary Clinton to be the next president of the United States. The move comes after a unanimous vote by union leaders and an internal survey of IAM members, who voiced strong support for an early endorsement and named Clinton as the overwhelming favorite.

Machinists Union Wins Election for 1,000 at Letterkenny Army Depot in Pennsylvania

Thu. July 30, 2015

Chambersburg, PA, July 30, 2015 – Workers employed by Bowhead Support Group LLC at Letterkenny Army Depot in Chambersburg, PA voted overwhelmingly today for the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) in a union representation election conducted by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).

Machinists Open Field Office to Organize Airbus, Suppliers in Alabama

Tue. July 21, 2015

Washington, D.C., July 21, 2015 – The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) this week opened an organizing office in Mobile, AL to provide support for Airbus workers interested in forming a union at the company’s soon to be completed final assembly line.

Machinists Union to Weigh Spirit AeroSystems Proposal

Mon. June 08, 2015

Washington, D.C., June 8, 2015 – The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) today announced it would only consider serious proposals from Kansas-based Spirit AeroSystems regarding the proposed sale of its fabrication unit, which produces aerospace components and employs more than 900 IAM members.

Machinists Union Moves to Postpone Election at Boeing

Fri. April 17, 2015

North Charleston, SC, April 17, 2015 – Citing a toxic environment and gross violations of workers’ lawful organizing rights, the International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers (IAM) today withdrew its petition with the NLRB for an April 22 union election at the Boeing Company in North Charleston, SC. The decision pushes the date for a subsequent election forward by at least six months and was made after IAM organizers conducted home visits with more than 1,700 Boeing workers.

NLRB Approves Election for Machinists at Boeing

Tue. March 24, 2015

North Charleston, SC, March 24, 2015 - The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) today approved an agreement between the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) and the Boeing Company that establishes the date, time, duration and eligible voters for a union representation election among more than 3,000 workers at Boeing’s 787 production facility in North Charleston, SC.

Boeing Workers, IAM to Seek Union Election in South Carolina

Mon. March 16, 2015

North Charleston, SC, March 16, 2015 – The International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers (IAM) today filed a petition with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to hold an election for more than 2,400 production employees at the Boeing Company in North Charleston, SC.

APRI Targets Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and Fast Track Trade Authority

Thu. January 15, 2015

Atlanta, January 15, 2015 – The president and executive board of the A. Philip Randolph Institute (APRI) joined a growing chorus of civil, labor and human rights organizations calling for major changes to the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). The AFL-CIO’s senior constituency group is also opposing the Fast Track authority that would eliminate the ability of elected officials and constituency groups to recommend and implement necessary changes.

Delta Flight Attendants, IAM File For Historic Election

Tue. January 13, 2015

Washington, D.C., January 13, 2015 – The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) today delivered signed election request cards to the National Mediation Board (NMB) from nearly 12,000 Delta Air Lines Flight Attendants to formally request that the federal agency conduct a union representation election at the carrier.

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