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.

Chicago IAM Local 701 Training Center Presents Apprenticeship Blueprint at FMCS Conference

Fri. August 26, 2016

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IAM Automobile Mechanics’ Local 701 has found the formula to combating our nation’s skills gap problem, rebuilding America’s middle class, and realizing the “American Dream,” said IAM Midwest Territory General Vice President Philip J. Gruber during the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service’s (FMCS) recent Future at Work Conference in Chicago.


Thu. August 25, 2016

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IAM-represented Aircraft Mechanic perfoms engine work in Phoenix.

In its most recent study about the monitoring and safety of aircraft repair being outsourced to contractors, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) found significant flaws in the way the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) tracks and reports the maintenance of US commercial aircraft. The report charges that the FAA does not have a sufficient system that tracks the volume of work being done at each facility.

Iowa Machinists at American Ordnance Strike to Keep Health Care, Pensions & Fair Wages

Mon. August 22, 2016

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In a move to save their health care, wages and pensions, more than 230 IAM Local 1010 members employed at the Iowa Army Ammunition Plant walked off the job Tuesday as they continue negotiations with American Ordnance for a fair contract.

Happy National Aviation Day

Fri. August 19, 2016

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General Vice President Sito Pantoja issued the following comment about National Aviation Day:

"Whether you work on the ground or in the cabin, being part of the United States aviation industry is something we can all be proud of. Personally, being an IAM-represented Aircraft Mechanic is a source of immense pride for me.

Through our continued solidarity and common purpose, we will pave the way for a new generation of US aviation workers to carry the torch into the future and live the American Dream. Please have a safe and happy National Aviation Day."

The International Association for Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) is the world's largest aviation union. It represents airline and aviation service company employees in every classification on the ground and in the air, as well as aircraft manufacturing employees.

Transportation Department Conducts General Chairs Training

Thu. August 18, 2016

Eight newly-elected General Chairs and newly-appointed Transportation Department Communications Representative attend General Chairs Training at the Winpisinger Training Center (from left to right, rear, Olu Ajetemobi, John Coveny, Robert Jessel, Steve Miller, Rich Creighton, Larry Rother. left to right, front, Jessica Morris, April Butler, Carrie Lesley and Grand Lodge Rep Brianna Gregory).

The Transportation Department last week gave its eight newly-elected General Chairs from District Lodges 141 and 142 their first staff training class at the Winpisinger training facility. This annual "General Chairs Training" class is given to new District staff members to provide them with a strong foundation as they embark on their new roles.

SM Cargo Agents Vote Yes for IAM Representation

Wed. August 17, 2016

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Houston-based SM Cargo Agents today voted to join the IAM and will continue their campaign for a first contract.

Seeking improved working conditions, a better quality of life for their families and fairness on the job, approximately 250 SM Freight Cargo workers today became the newest members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM). The National Mediation Board conducted the election, with 81 percent of employees voting in favor of IAM representation.

NMB Certifies IAM as Representative at McGee Air Services

Wed. August 10, 2016

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McGee Air Services Ramp Workers achieved union representation and a first contract in less than one month.

The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) announced that the National Mediation Board (NMB) certified the union as the bargaining representative for the Fleet and Passenger Service class and craft at McGee Air Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Alaska Air Group.