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The IAM's nearly 600,000 active and retired members can be found in all 50 states in the U.S. and 10 provinces and three territories of Canada.
Our union is organized into seven territories to better serve our members. Geography defines five of those territories. Transportation covers a series of related industries. Headquarters combines administrative functions with recently merged or affiliated districts and lodges.
Click here to view a map of territory locations including IAM Headquarters and William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center.
IAM Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT) representatives last week mobilized in Orlando, FL to aid IAM members, their families and the community following the worst mass shooting in American history. IAM member and Southwest Airlines Customer Service Representative (CSR) Angelique Caro was shot and wounded and IAM member and United Airlines CSR Angel Mendez lost his son, Jean Carlos Mendez.
Flags fly at half-staff at IAM Headquarters in Upper Marlboro, MD to commemorate the victims of a mass shooting at an Orlando nightclub.
General Vice President Sito Pantoja issued the following statement regarding the Orlando shootings:
"Our thoughts and prayers go out to all affected by this horrific act of terrorism and hate. It is far too often that I issue a statement about innocent people being struck down by senseless acts of cowardice and brutality. Hate and terror, however, cannot, and will not, win the day. We must continue to reject ideologies of hate and promote and defend the human right of every person to be free from harm and violence. We live in a country founded on the promise of freedom. An assault on anyone's freedom is an attack on us all."
IAM District 10 sadly announces the passing of a true friend of labor, retired Directing Business Representative Thomas Lesch. Lesch passed away Sunday, June 5, 2016 at his home. He is survived by his loving wife and friend, Darlene.
The IAM welcomes more than 60 new members from the St. Louis and Springfield, MO areas after two successful campaigns with railroad transportation company RailCrew Xpress.
The new IAM members are drivers for the company, which transports engine crews to, from and within local rail yards, in more than 100 locations throughout the United States.
IAM District 9, Bridgeton, MO, was first introduced to RailCrew Xpress during a successful organizing campaign in Thayer, MO back in 2008.
Alyssa Schulte receives the JATSC Safety Appreciation Award. (From left to right: Transportation Department Assistant Airline Coordinator James Carlson, Alyssa Schulte, JATSC member and ExpressJet Flight Attendant Stephanie Starks and District 142 General Chairwoman Sara Gonzales).
The IAM Joint Air Transport Safety Committee (JATSC) opened its annual conference yesterday at the IAM's William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center with over 100 safety representatives from Districts 140, 141, 142 and the TWU-IAM Association. During the conference opening, ExpressJet Flight Attendant Alyssa Schulte from Local Lodge 2339-O in Chicago, was presented the JATSC Appreciation Award for preventing a catastrophic air disaster by insisting a United Express flight not take off due to ice build-up on the aircraft's wings.
About 145 workers of Syncreon.US, a subcontractor of Harley-Davidson, have become the newest members of IAM Local 176 in Kansas City, MO.
Dozens of Machinists from across the state of Illinois, led by IAM Midwest Territory General Vice President Philip J. Gruber, joined thousands in Springfield, IL to protest Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner’s anti-working family agenda.