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 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.

Machinists Union Locals Nominate Top Officers

Tue. January 28, 2014

Washington, D.C., January 28, 2014 – More than 1075 local lodges of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) conducted nominations on January 25 for Executive Council positions of International President, General Secretary-Treasurer and, for U.S. locals, eight General Vice Presidents.

IAM Charges Fast Track Bill Leaves U.S. Workers Out in the Cold

Thu. January 09, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Washington, D.C., January 9, 2014 - While ignoring the desperate plight of 1.3 million Americans who recently lost unemployment benefits, a  Fast Track bill was introduced today that would subject the secretly-negotiated Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade agreement to a straight up or down vote by Congress.

Machinists at Boeing Vote to Accept Historic 777X Proposal

Sat. January 04, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Washington, D.C., January 04, 2014 – Members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) District 751 in Puget Sound, District W-24 in Portland, OR and District 70 in Wichita, KS voted by 51 to 49 percent to accept an eight-year contract extension that includes a two-part $15,000 signing bonus and assures the 777X will be built in Puget Sound by IAM members.

IAM Confirms Jan. 3 Vote on Boeing 777X Proposal

Sun. December 22, 2013

Washington, D.C., December 22, 2013 – Members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) District 751, District W-24 and District 70 will vote January 3, 2014 on a revised proposal from the Boeing Company that would secure 777X production in the Puget Sound area.

Machinists Union Urges Slow Down on Fast Track for Trans-Pacific Partnership

Mon. December 09, 2013

Washington, D.C., December 9, 2013 – The president of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM), today called on Congress to slow down the campaign for an expedited and secretly negotiated Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Free Trade Agreement.

Machinists Vote to Reject Boeing Proposal

Thu. November 14, 2013

SEATTLE, November 13, 2013 – Sixty-seven percent of members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) District 751, District W-24 voted Wednesday to reject the Boeing Company’s offer of an eight-year contract extension that would have expired in 2024.

Machinists to Vote on Boeing 777X Proposal

Tue. November 05, 2013

Washington, D.C., November 5, 2013 – Members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) District 751, District W-24 will vote on a proposal from the Boeing Company that, if approved, would guarantee the Boeing 777X wings and fuselage will be built by IAM members in the Puget Sound.

Machinists Union Opposes Plan to Cut Pensions

Tue. October 29, 2013

Washington, D.C., October 29, 2013 — At a hearing today by the House Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions, the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers voiced its strong opposition to any new federal legislation that would allow “deeply-troubled” multi-employer defined benefit pension plans to reduce benefits to current retirees, a practice that is not permitted by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA).

IAM Members Ratify Contracts at United Airlines

Tue. October 29, 2013

Washington, D.C., October 29, 2013 - After more than four years of negotiations, a merger of three airlines and numerous representation elections, the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) today announced members at United Airlines ratified agreements covering approximately 30,000 fleet service, passenger service and stockroom employees.

Machinists Union Reaches Tentative Contracts for Over 28,000 at United Airlines

Thu. September 26, 2013

Washington, D.C., September 26, 2013 - The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) today announced it has reached three tentative agreements with United Airlines covering over 28,000 workers from the Fleet Service, Public Contact and Storekeeper classifications.

Machinists Union Wins Election for 4,600 Mechanic and Related at US Airways

Mon. August 12, 2013

Washington, D.C., August 12, 2013 – In a contest overseen by the Nation Mediation Board (NMB), the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) today soundly defeated the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) in an election to represent nearly 4,600 Mechanic and Related employees at US Airways. The IAM received 1,903 votes, or 58 percent of all votes cast in the five-week election, while the IBT received 1,418 votes, less than 42 percent.

Machinists Union Comes Home to Atlanta for 125th Anniversary

Fri. May 31, 2013

Washington, D.C., May 31, 2013 – The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM), one of the nation’s largest industrial trade unions, will commemorate its125th birthday this week in Atlanta, the city where it was founded on May 5, 1888.

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