The IAM’s Headquarters Territory has a dual function: administration and member service.
Led by Robert Martinez Jr., the Headquarters Territory coordinates the IAM’s efforts to organize new members and service existing members across the Aerospace industry. It is also responsible for the Woodworker Department of our union and the affiliated local lodges of the Government Employees Department.
The Headquarters Territory covers much of the Washington, DC area and manages the departments of IAM Headquarters.
The entire staff at Headquarters is committed to providing whatever resources and support is needed to assist our leadership in serving our members and organizing the unorganized into our IAM Family.
We are proud of the commitment and dedication of our headquarters staff and I’m sure as you browse through the website to the various departments at headquarters you will see first-hand that commitment and dedication.
Retirees of troubled multi-employer pension plans have Congress to blame for the recent passage of legislation allowing troubled plans to cut already-retired Americans’ pension benefits, said IAM International President Tom Buffenbarger in a one-on-one interview with the Machinists News Network.
One month after the mass killing of 301 mineworkers in an avoidable industrial disaster in Soma, Turkey, the Executive Committee of IndustriALL Global Union unanimously adopted an emergency resolution calling for the ratification and implementation of International Labour Organization (ILO) Convention 176 on safety and health in mines. Union leaders also called for the reversal of illegal and irresponsible outsourcing and subcontracting in the country.
In a recent interview on America’s Work Force (AWF) Radio, IAM International President Tom Buffenbarger tells the story of an interesting encounter he had with anti-union South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R) a few years back at an international aerospace trade show.
A ridiculous proposal to classify goods produced overseas by American companies as “Made in the USA” would skew manufacturing statistics and have serious implications on the economy, writes IAM Chief of Staff and Trade and Globalization Director Owen Herrnstadt in a recent Economic Policy Institute article.
IAM Retiree and activist Joe Reilly, a 101st Airborne paratrooper on D-Day, will be featured on NBC Nightly News’ D-Day 70th Anniversary coverage on Friday, June 6 at 8 p.m. EDT.
IAM Communicators from across the U.S. and Canada gathered in New Orleans this week for the 2014 IAM Communications Conference.
The odds weren’t in favor of Elizabeth Warren becoming the first female Senator from Massachusetts.
Warren, the daughter of low-income parents who would become the driving force behind the creation of the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in 2010, was facing an uphill battle against incumbent Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA).
Lawmakers on Capitol Hill are bracing themselves for an onslaught of Machinists Union activists this week.
Congress failed once again to help America’s most vulnerable workers when it killed the Minimum Wage Fairness Act, a bill to raise the minimum wage to $10.10. In an op-ed published in Roll Call, IAM International President Tom Buffenbarger made a strong case for why Congress was wrong and why raising the minimum wage is good for America’s middle class and the nation’s economy.
The besieged U.S. manufacturing industry needs a national strategy to stay competitive and create a foundation for future prosperity, said IAM International President Tom Buffenbarger at a recent Senate hearing.
A springtime downpour in Washington, DC didn’t dampen the spirits of IAM members and other activists from rallying against the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), another free trade deal that promises job growth but instead exports thousands of U.S. jobs to low-wage countries.
The first members of the Machinists Union were facing dangerous work, long hours, and unfair pay when they gathered in a dusty Atlanta locomotive pit on the night of May 5, 1888. They met in secret, since management would have responded harshly if they knew their employees were forming a union.
The IAM is calling on members of Congress to reject any legislation that allows pension fund administrators to reduce or eliminate the pension benefits of retired workers.
The IAM urges the U.S. House to restore the previously planned production rate for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program.
Most everyone knows a family affected by autism, or is dealing with the disorder in their own household. Machinists Union families are no different.
During the month of April, which is recognized as Autism Awareness Month, IAM Headquarters in Upper Marlboro, MD, will be helping educate people about the disorder and hold numerous fundraising events.
Two years ago, against the IAM’s strong opposition, the United States signed a trade agreement with South Korea (KORUS). Like other trade pacts, advocates of the deal said it would create thousands of U.S. jobs as a result of increased exports to South Korea.
The IAM’s ongoing campaign to win a greater voice for unions and union members impacted by international trade accords took a step forward last month when the United States Trade Representative announced plans to increase the number of labor representatives to trade advisory committees.
The late Anna Samick, the first female Business Representative in the IAM to teach at the William W. Winpisinger (WWW) Education and Technology Center, has been named a 2014 National Women’s History Month Nominee.
A group of ten Brazilian trade unionists are visiting the U.S. as part of an exchange program being put on by the IAM and the AFL-CIO’s Solidarity Center.
The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers issued the following response to the passing of former South African President Nelson Mandela:
“President Mandela dedicated his life to fighting for democracy, equality and freedom. His legacy will live on in the hearts and minds of all who strive for a better and more just world...
The IAM recently welcomed to headquarters a key group of bankruptcy experts, attorneys and representatives from the AFL-CIO, the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) and the State University of New York (SUNY).
The IAM will not stand idly by as Congress attempts to pass legislation that would allow “deeply-troubled” multi-employer pension plans to cut benefits for current retirees, said IAM International President Tom Buffenbarger at a recent IAM press conference held outside a House Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions (HELP) hearing.
A congressional budget conference committee made up of Senate and House members met for the first time Wednesday, October 30, in a joint effort to avoid another government shutdown and to address a second round of sequestration spending cuts scheduled to take effect January 15, 2014.
The IAM has joined with the United Steelworkers and United Auto Workers in a joint proposal to protect workers in each of the countries signed-on to the overly-ambitious, extremely-flawed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a proposed free trade agreement that’s currently being negotiated in secrecy and with no congressional oversight.
At a hearing by the House Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions, IAM voiced its strong opposition to any new federal legislation that would allow “deeply-troubled” multi-employer defined benefit pension plans to reduce benefits to current retirees, a practice that is not permitted by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA).
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