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 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.

Machinists Slam Congress Over Sneak Attack on U.S. Pension Law

Wed. December 03, 2014

Washington, D.C., December 03, 2014 – In a stunning betrayal of America’s highly vulnerable retiree population, lawmakers are preparing legislation for the lame duck session of Congress that would overturn a key tenant of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) and allow drastic cuts to the pensions of current retirees.

International Unions Support Delta Flight Attendant Campaign

Wed. October 29, 2014

Washington, D.C., October 29, 2014 – The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) and International Transport Workers Federation (ITF)-affiliated unions from the SkyTeam airline alliance today held strategic meetings and informational picketing at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, Delta’s largest hub, to support Delta Air Lines Flight Attendants’ campaign for IAM representation.

Machinists Union Opposes Fast Track Gimmickry

Mon. October 27, 2014

Washington, D.C., October 27, 2014 - The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM), an affiliate of the AFL-CIO, is fully engaged in the federation’s campaign against Fast Track (http://NoFastTrack.com).

Machinists Union Completes Organizing Hat Trick in Texas

Wed. October 22, 2014

Washington, D.C., Oct. 22, 2014 – The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) today announced their latest organizing victory for 1,000 mechanics, technicians and maintenance personnel employed by URS at the Red River Army Depot (RRAD) near Texarkana, TX. The win follows a pair of successful IAM campaigns earlier this year that organized 925 military helicopter mechanics, technicians and maintenance personnel employed by L3 at the Corpus Christi Army Depot (CCAD) in Corpus Christi, TX.

Machinist Union Members Win New Contract at Schneider Electric, Strike Ends

Sun. October 19, 2014

For Immediate Release

Washington, D.C., October 19, 2014 – Members of Local 2069 of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) voted today to accept an improved offer from Schneider Electric which ends a two-week strike by more than 300 IAM members in Schneider’s Square D facility in Peru, Indiana.

Wichita Machinists at Textron Aviation Vote to Accept Joint Contract

Fri. October 17, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Wichita, Kansas, October 17, 2014 – Members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) District 70 at Textron Aviation have voted 73 to 27 percent to unify under a single six-year collective bargaining agreement that commits to growing aerospace jobs in Wichita, preserves member seniority and increases pay.

Machinists Union Leaders Cheer Sweden’s Election Results

Sun. September 14, 2014

Washington, D.C., September 14, 2014 – The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) today welcomed news that former welder and trade union leader Stefan Löfven is poised to become Sweden’s next Prime Minister.

Machinists Union to Sue Spirit AeroSystems Over Plan to Outsource Jobs

Thu. August 07, 2014

For Immediate Release

Washington, D.C., August 7, 2014 -- The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) announced it would file a lawsuit on Friday, Aug. 8, 2014 against Spirit AeroSystems over the company’s plans to outsource IAM-represented jobs by selling a key fabrication operation and the use of outside contractors to perform work currently done by IAM-represented Spirit employees.

Click here for a copy of the IAM’s complaint against Spirit AeroSystems.

Machinists Demand Apology over Boeing CEO ‘Cowering’ Comment

Fri. July 25, 2014

Washington, D.C., July 25, 2014 – The President of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) is calling on Boeing CEO Jim McNerney to apologize to Boeing’s workforce for offensive remarks made during a quarterly earning call with reporters on July 23, 2014.

Machinists Overwhelmingly Approve New Contracts at US Airways

Sat. July 19, 2014

Washington D.C., July 19, 2014 – The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) today announced that approximately 11,000 maintenance training specialist, fleet service and mechanic and related employees approved new contracts by 96, 86 and 67 percent respectively at the "new" American Airlines.

Machinists Warn Jobs at Risk in Water Quality Debate

Mon. June 16, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 16, 2014, Olympia, WA - The International Association of Machinists and AerospaceWorkers (IAM) is calling on Washington state Governor Jay Inslee to update the state’s water quality standards in a way that protects the health of residents without imposing extreme measures that would threaten thousands of current and potential jobs.

Machinists Win Back-to-Back Organizing Drives in Texas

Thu. June 12, 2014

The IAM today announced a second important organizing victory, this time for 475 office and clerical personnel employed by L3 at the Corpus Christi Army Depot (CCAD) in Corpus Christi, TX. This follows an April organizing win for 450 helicopter mechanics and technicians at the same facility.

Machinist Union Members Elect Top Leadership by Wide Margin

Fri. May 09, 2014

Washington, D.C., May 09, 2014 – Members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) have elected the top leadership of their union by a more than a two-to-one margin. The preliminary results were announced today following a tabulation of ballots from IAM Local Lodges across the U.S. and Canada. The vote count was performed at IAM Headquarters in Upper Marlboro, MD under the direct supervision of Department of Labor representatives.

Machinists Union Wins Organizing Drive for Helicopter Techs in Texas

Wed. April 02, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Washington, D.C., April 2, 2014 – The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) today announced an important organizing victory for 450 military helicopter mechanics, technicians and maintenance personnel employed by L3 at the Corpus Christi Army Depot (CCAD) in Corpus Christi, TX.

Boeing Unveils Location for 777X Composite Wing Facility

Tue. February 18, 2014

Washington, D.C., February 18, 2014 - The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) today welcomed the news that the composite wings for Boeing’s new 777X will be built by IAM members in a new 1.5 million square foot complex in Everett, WA.

Machinists Union Locals Conduct Endorsement Elections

Sun. February 09, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Washington, D.C., February 9, 2014 – On February 8, 2014, the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) conducted runoff elections to resolve contested nominations for IAM Executive Council positions of International President, General Secretary-Treasurer and, for U.S. locals, eight General Vice Presidents.

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