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Welcome to the Machinists Union! With nearly 700,000 active and retired members, the IAM is one of the largest and most diverse labor unions in North America. From Boeing and Lockheed Martin to United Airlines and Harley-Davidson, you will find IAM members across all walks of life. IAM members demand respect and dignity in the workplace. Together, we have been able to bargain for increased job security, higher wages and improved benefits.

If you are interested in joining the IAM family, you have come to the right place. The IAM is here to help you secure a voice on the job. Contact us for more information at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 301-967-4750.

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You work hard day in and day out. Now, take the first step toward securing higher wages, better benefits, job security and the respect in the workplace you deserve.

Why a Union?

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By forming a union, workers provide themselves with the opportunity to secure a voice in their workplace and ensure justice on the job. Union members are able to sit down with management as equals and bargain for better workplace conditions. For some, that might be higher wages and better benefits. For others it might be job security or fair treatment. Regardless of your specific needs, the union is here to help. Union members:

  • Earn wages, on average, 27 percent higher than non-union workers.
  • Are 54 percent more likely to have pensions provided by their employer.
  • Are more likely to have employer-provided health insurance benefits.
  • Have greater access to apprenticeships and training opportunities.

For more than 120 years, unions have fought for workers' rights and the benefits so often taken for granted. Benefits like sick pay, leaves of absence, bereavement leave, holidays, vacations, retirement security and healthcare.

Why the IAM?

Machinist-Head-Shot OrganizingThe IAM is here to help you. We have an experienced and motivated staff of organizing and servicing representatives to lead you through your campaign. We work very hard to maintain our winning record. As an IAM member, you'll have a collective bargaining agreement – a legal document that spells out your workplace conditions and how you are treated on the job. Your collective bargaining agreement will elevate you to an equal footing with your employer and ensure you are treated fairly and your voice is heard.

At the IAM, you will find one of the largest and most experienced unions in North America. You will find Machinists in aerospace, transportation, the federal government, automotive, defense, woodworking and several other industries. We represent workers at companies as diverse as Harley-Davidson, Southwest Airlines, Boeing, Pratt & Whitney, Freightliner, Tennessee Valley Authority and the Bureau of Engraving and Printing.

If you’re already in a union, we may be able to help you affiliate with the IAM. Being a part of the large, successful IAM can improve your bargaining power and provide many member-only benefits. Organizations like the Shipbuilders Union, Die Sinkers International Union, Patternmakers Union, International Woodworkers of America, the National Federation of Federal Employees and the Transportation Communications International Union have all joined the IAM family.

The Machinists Union strength can be seen and felt in everything that keeps North America moving. You too can be a part of North America's Might. Call the Organizing Department at (301) 967-4750 or click here to fill out this form so we can contact you. Do it today! Let's get started organizing right away!

Machinists Win Back-to-Back Organizing Drives in Texas

Tue. June 17, 2014

The IAM scored 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.

Battle Tested Training for the Bargaining Table

Tue. June 10, 2014

After undergoing a rigorous study courses and preparation at the IAM’s Winpisinger Education & Technology Center in Maryland, new members at Machinists Union Local Lodge 2916 are confident going into their first collective bargaining negotiation with defense contractor L3 Communications. 

Hertz Organizing Win Expands IAM Presence in U.S. Virgin Islands

Thu. May 22, 2014

U.S. Virgin Islands Local 340 recently notched its fifth organizing win in three years when seven maintenance and office administration workers at Hertz Rental Car in St. Croix voted unanimously to join the IAM.

AIM Aerospace Machinists Ratify First Union Contract

Tue. April 29, 2014

IAM District 751 members at AIM Aerospace in Sumner, WA have won 5.6 percent average wage increases plus improved benefits with their first union contract.

IAM Local 701 Lends Expertise to Aspiring Auto Techs

Thu. April 10, 2014

Members at IAM Local 701 know a thing or two about fixing things. These Chicago-area Machinists make a living working on cars, trucks, RVs, forklifts and much more.

Machinists Urge House Support of Increased F-35 Production

Tue. April 08, 2014

The IAM urges the U.S. House to restore the previously planned production rate for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program.

IAM Wins Organizing Drive for 450 in South Texas

Thu. April 03, 2014

The IAM Southern Territory notched 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.

For more information about the IAM organizing campaign at L3, visit