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General Vice President Lynn D. Tucker, Jr.

The Eastern Territory is led by General Vice President Lynn D. Tucker Jr., and his staff. The Eastern Territory represents members in 14 states: Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, New Hampshire,
New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, West Virginia, Vermont, and the District of Columbia.

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IAM Mourns Passing of Lifelong Activist Frank Darcy

Tue. January 07, 2014

The IAM mourns the passing of lifelong trade unionist Frank Darcy who passed away on December 27, 2013 at the age of 94. Born in Providence, RI, Darcy was raised in Ireland. After his return to the United States, Darcy maintained an active career as a skilled machinist, furthered his education in labor and other fields and was active in politics, all with the goal of improving the lives of fellow working men and women.

IAM Members Ratify Contract at Pratt & Whitney

Thu. December 12, 2013

IAM members employed at two Pratt & Whitney sites in Connecticut ratified a new agreement with the company early this week. The new three-year accord covers about 2,800 employees at plants in Middletown and East Hartford, CT.

Connecticut District 26 Members Rally at Local Pratt Plant

Thu. December 05, 2013

Hundreds of IAM District 26 members employed by Pratt & Whitney (P&W) in East Hartford, and Middletown, CT, marched through the factory this week, shouting “solidarity forever” and blowing whistles, to demonstrate their support for their Negotiating Committee currently in talks for a new agreement.

Connecticut Local 1871 Feeds 90 Families for Thanksgiving

Thu. December 05, 2013

IAM Local 1871 in Groton, CT, completed its 23rd year of providing Thanksgiving baskets for out-of-work members and needy families in the community, and, in what has also become a tradition, they broke last years record.

IAM in Negotiations at Pratt and Whitney

Tue. November 19, 2013

IAM District 26 and Pratt and Whitney (P&W) recently opened a new round of contract talks covering 2,700 members at Local 700 in Middletown, CT and Local 1746 in East Hartford, CT.

Eastern Territory Launches New Automotive Organizing Website

Thu. October 31, 2013

A new website launched by the IAM Eastern Territory and designed by Grand Lodge Representative Mark Ward caters specifically to automotive professionals and facilitates their efforts to organize a union shop where they work. The site, unionmechanic.org, is an innovative “Virtual Garage” that contains a variety of information from the types of employers with IAM-represented employees to hands-on tools to get an organizing drive started in non-union shops.

Ohio State Council of Machinists Endorse Fitzgerald for Governor

Tue. October 29, 2013

The Ohio State Council of Machinists (OSCM) endorsed Cuyahoga County Executive and former FBI Agent Ed FitzGerald for governor at its fall meeting in Columbus, OH. The OSCM counts 30,000 IAM workers and retirees in Ohio.

NY Times Profiles IAM Lobstermen in Maine

Tue. October 22, 2013

The IAM’s year-long campaign to help establish the Maine Lobstermen’s Union was given extensive print and photo coverage in the October 10 edition of the New York Times. The article, titled “Some Wary as Lobstermen Unite,” dominated the front page of the paper’s National section and described how organizers signed up more than 600 men and women to create the first IAM local lodge dedicated exclusively to Maine’s lobster fishermen.

The Strong Arm of the Law

Tue. October 15, 2013

With more than 5,000 contracts covering workers in dozens of major industries, the IAM is recognized as one of the most diversified labor unions in North America. But a recent contract negotiated for paralegals and office personnel in Maine brings that diversity into sharp relief.

District 15 Assistant DBR Mike Walsh Wins Journeyman Award

Tue. October 15, 2013

IAM District 15 Assistant Directing Business Representative Mike Walsh, a 47-year IAM member, was awarded the first-ever R. Thomas Buffenbarger Journeyman Award at the 2013 IAM Automotive Conference in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

IAM Local 700 Member Leads Connecticut AFL-CIO

Tue. October 01, 2013

The Machinists Union applauds the election of IAM Local 700 member Lori Pelletier to become the next Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the Connecticut AFL-CIO.

Tell Congress to Vote ‘No’ On Any Proposal to Cut U.S. Pensions

Tue. September 24, 2013

America’s pensions are under attack. And it could be getting worse.

TAKE ACTION NOW: Click here to tell your Senators and Representative to vote “NO” on any proposal that cuts America’s pensions.

Bankruptcy No Excuse to Gut Detroit Workers’ Pensions

Tue. July 30, 2013

The IAM and other labor groups stand in solidarity with Detroit city employees who have unjustly become scapegoats for the Motor City’s bankruptcy. The police officers, firefighters and other city workers who previously made deep concessions to keep the city afloat should not be subject to further cuts in wages or their pensions, which they have paid into and rightfully earned.

Dropkick Murphys Turn Up the Volume for Organized Labor

Thu. July 25, 2013

Major music artists often shy away from putting their name out in front of a political cause, but not so with the Dropkick Murphys, a famous punk-rock band that hasn’t been bashful in their support of organized labor.

Boston IAM Members Honored for Bravery Under Fire

Tue. May 14, 2013

Three members of Local 264 in Boston, MA were honored recently for their bravery and quick thinking in the immediate aftermath of the April 15 bombings at the Boston Marathon.

Connecticut Local 743 Approves New Contract

Tue. May 07, 2013

Members of Local 743 in Windsor Locks, CT, have voted overwhelmingly to approve a new three-year contract with aerospace manufacturer UTC Aerospace Systems, formerly known as Hamilton Sundstrand Corp.

Boston Local 1726 Members Shield Funerals from Hate Group

Thu. April 25, 2013

Union members made it clear this week that hate groups aren’t welcome at the funerals of Boston Marathon bombing victims. They mobilized by the hundreds when the infamous Westboro Baptist Church, a group of Topeka, KS-based extremists known to picket high-profile funerals, threatened to make appearances in Boston.

Wheelchair Ramps: Union-made in the USA

Thu. April 25, 2013

The Local 1943 Community Services Committee in Middletown, OH, is reviving a nearly 70-year-old tradition of Founder’s Day, an annual event marked by a whirlwind of volunteer activity aimed at helping members of the Middletown community.

Ohio Machinist to Challenge Boehner for House Seat

Tue. April 09, 2013

An IAM member of Local 1943 in Middletown, OH, is challenging Republican House Speaker John Boehner for his congressional seat.  

IAM Welcomes Labor Secretary Nominee Thomas Perez

Mon. March 18, 2013

Washington, D.C., March 18, 2013 – The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) is eager to work with President Obama’s nominee for Labor Secretary, Thomas E. Perez, and urges the Senate to confirm Perez as quickly as possible.

Lobstermen at Winpisinger Center Plan Organizing Effort

Thu. February 28, 2013

A unique group of workers, Lobstermen from Maine, met at the IAM’s William W. Winpisinger Education & Technology Center to plan organizing not only themselves, but potentially thousands of Lobstermen up and down the Maine coastline.

New York ‘Black Car’ Drivers Win First Contract

Thu. February 14, 2013

Nearly 200 drivers employed by Town Car International in Long Island City, NY, ratified their first ever IAM contract, bringing their historic journey full circle. The drivers, who provide premium personal transportation services in the New York metropolitan area, are mostly recent immigrants trying to build a good life in the United States.

IAM Warns Against New Taxes for U.S. Business Aviation Industry

Tue. February 12, 2013

In a statement released on the eve of the State of the Union address, IAM International President Tom Buffenbarger praised President Obama’s support for a robust U.S. aviation industry, but warned that proposals to increase taxes on U.S.-made business jets could cripple a home grown industry that employs 1.2 million Americans.

Remembering the Women of the Civil Rights Movement

Thu. February 07, 2013

Whether it was Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. or Jesse Jackson, history has highlighted the contributions of men during the 1960s Civil Rights Movement. But as new video from the Machinists News Network shows us, women played a prominent role as well, including members of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, or SNCC. Four of them shared their historical experiences with labor leaders at the 2013 AFL-CIO Martin Luther King Observance in Philadelphia.

January IAM 'Journal' Now Available on the IAM App

Thu. February 07, 2013

In the January issue, President Obama embarks on a second term, the debt battle continues to threaten the American economy, union members honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Delta Flight Attendants meet at the Winpisinger Center, IAM protects pensions at Hawker Beechcraft and Amtrak stands to win better funding.

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