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The IAM's 730,000 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 District Lodge 142 President, Dave Supplee, with Aviation High School students at the Aviation Maintenance Skills Competition in Miami, FL. (Back left to right: Dave Supplee, Michael Vanegas, Sandeep Chumber, Jeyson Pichardo and Instructor Evelyn Tavarez. Front: Konrad Kostecki, Narad Gounden and Eric Popko).
IAM District 142 recently sponsored six students and their instructors from New York's Aviation High School to participate in the Aviation Maintenance Skills Competition. The competition was held during the MRO of Americas Convention, which was held at the Miami Beach Convention Center.
IAM Mechanics Local 701 in Carol Stream, IL sponsors the Automotive Service Technology Competition at the SkillsUSA Illinois Championships in Springfield. Sixty students competed in Automotive Service Technology, as they rotated through 20 work stations, testing their skills.
The National Mediation Board (NMB) this week certified the TWU-IAM Association for the Fleet Service, Mechanic and Related and Stores classifications as the collective bargaining agent for all of the above classifications at American Airlines.
Bill Maruk was terminated for insubordination in December 2012 from Boise Paper located in International Falls, MN. He is a 41 year member of IAM Local Lodge 760. The Union filed a grievance and after many attempts to resolve, ultimately ended in arbitration. The Arbitrator ruled that Bill Maruk was unjustly terminated and reinstated him to his former job with 52 weeks of compensation under a buyout program that Maruk would have been eligible for had he not been terminated.
IAM International President Tom Buffenbarger delivers the 2015 Legislative Conference keynote address.
The annual IAM Legislative Conference kicked off this week as IAM International President Tom Buffenbarger gave the keynote address and stressed the importance of beating back "fast track" trade promotion authority, which has been temporarily halted due to the help of IAM member lobbying efforts on Capitol Hill. Buffenbarger also railed against the secretly negotiated Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade pact, legislation that would place earned pension benefits at risk and a major tax increase on health insurance benefits to more than 300 IAM delegates in attendance.
Jared Podgorny, from Manhattan, IL, worked closely with Grand Lodge Represenative Rick Mickschl taking part in a Job Shadowing Day at the IAM Midwest Territory office. He learned about the Machinists Union, took part in an organizing briefing with staff and observed other daily activities of the office.
IAM District 9, Local 660 in East Alton, ILwas successful in winning an arbitration case at Global Brass that resulted in Jacob Harmon being made whole for all losses including $50,233.60 in back pay.