Headquarters

Headquarters

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.

New Front Opens in War on Pensions

Thu. October 17, 2013

If there is a bright side to the GOP government shutdown, it may be the decision by the House Education and the Workforce Committee to postpone an October 10 hearing to consider “pension reform” and changes to laws governing the nation’s multi-employer pension plans.

House Dems Push ‘Discharge Petition’ to Force Vote, End Shutdown

Thu. October 10, 2013

House Democrats are exploring an alternative option for breaking the political stalemate and reopening the U.S. government. They have written each of the 30 House Republicans who have expressed support for a clean government funding bill, urging the GOP members to sign onto a “discharge petition.”

Federal Employees to Congress: ‘Let Us Work’

Thu. October 10, 2013

Federal workers’ unions could not stop the rain at a Capitol Hill rally, but they let House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) know that he can stop this government shutdown.

‘Rolling Stone’ Unveils Blueprint of Nationwide Scheme to Attack Pensions

Tue. October 08, 2013

A scathing article in Rolling Stone by investigative journalist Matt Taibbi, entitled “Looting the Pension Funds,” takes a harsh look at how “all across America, Wall Street is grabbing money meant for public workers.”

Government Shutdown Continues to Cause Pain for Working Families

Tue. October 08, 2013

Federal employees and their unions, including the IAM-affiliated National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE), now in the eighth day of the government shutdown, continue to demand that Congress end its standoff and reopen the federal government.

Federal Workers Bear Brunt of Shutdown

Thu. October 03, 2013

The government shutdown poses severe risks for federal workers and their local communities, says NFFE-IAM Federal District 1 President William R. Dougan in a new Machinists News Network video.

Take action now by clicking here. Tell your Senators and Representative to pass a clean budget and re-open the U.S. government for business.

NFFE/IAM President to Congress: ‘Do the Right Thing’

Tue. October 01, 2013

As hundreds of thousands of federal employees awoke to a government shutdown this morning, William R. Dougan, National President of the National Federation of Federal Employees, a national union affiliated with the IAM that represents 110,000 federal workers throughout the U.S., issues a statement.

TAKE ACTION: Call Congress at 202-224-3121 to tell your Senators and Representative that federal employees shouldn’t be punished to score political points.

IAM Urges Opposition to TPP ‘Fast Track’ Feature

Tue. September 24, 2013

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Free Trade Agreement is an overly-ambitious, extremely-flawed plan that must have congressional oversight, says IAM International President Tom Buffenbarger in a recent letter to House members, urging their support of Reps. Rosa DeLauro’s (D-CT) and George Miller’s (D-CA) letter to President Obama demanding an end to the “fast track” process being used to ratify the TPP agreement.

IAM Urges Opposition to TPP ‘Fast Track’ Feature

Tue. September 24, 2013

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Free Trade Agreement is an overly-ambitious, extremely-flawed plan that must have congressional oversight, says IAM International President Tom Buffenbarger in a recent letter to House members, urging their support of Reps. Rosa DeLauro’s (D-CT) and George Miller’s (D-CA) letter to President Obama demanding an end to the “fast track” process being used to ratify the TPP agreement.

Fight for Workers' Pensions Hitting High Gear

Mon. September 09, 2013

The first salvos in the battle for workers’ pensions have been fired, and the war could be coming to the U.S. Congress this month.

A Labor Day Message from IAM President Tom Buffenbarger

Thu. August 29, 2013

On August 28, 2013, tens of thousands converged upon Washington, DC to mark the 50th anniversary of the historic 1963 March on Washington, the setting of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech.

Machinists March on Washington for Jobs, Justice and Freedom

Tue. August 27, 2013

The continued quest to realize Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s vision outlined in his famous “I Have a Dream” speech drew tens of thousands from across the country to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington.

IAM, UE and Kenyon College Commit to Partnership

Thu. August 15, 2013

Members of IAM Local 2794, in conjunction with management at Kenyon College in Gambier, OH, have come together to form a mutually-beneficial partnership that looks to build a foundation of shared decision making, improved work processes and job security.

Labor Rejects ‘Fake’ Bangladesh Factory Safety Plan

Thu. July 11, 2013

Labor and workers’ rights groups are protesting the most recent attempt by Wal-Mart, Gap and 15 other American retailers to skirt meaningful safety reforms in the Bangladeshi garment industry. The mega-retailers’ plan is nonbinding, not transparent and didn’t consult factory workers or labor groups.

IAM Supports U.S. Action on Bangladesh

Tue. July 09, 2013

The IAM is supporting the U.S. government’s decision to suspend Bangladesh’s trade benefits granted under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP).  The IAM believes that countries who benefit from preferential trade programs must comply with internationally recognized labor rights, specifically the right to non-lethal workplaces and the right to form unions.

Historic Changes Mark IAM Installation Ceremony

Mon. July 01, 2013

The July 1 Installation Ceremony is the formal start of new four-year terms for the recently-elected IAM Executive Council, which includes the International President, General Secretary-Treasurer and nine General Vice Presidents. The ceremony, held at IAM Headquarters, also included the swearing-in of five members of the IAM Law Committee, three delegates to the AFL-CIO and one delegate to the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC).

GST Roach Addresses SUNY Labor Studies Graduates

Tue. June 18, 2013

“Strive to become leaders,” said IAM General Secretary-Treasurer Robert Roach Jr., to the SUNY Empire State College Harry Van Arsdale Jr. Center for Labor Studies graduating class of 2013. Hundreds gathered as Roach delivered the commencement speech to just over a hundred of his alma mater’s labor graduates in New York City.

Machinists Union Comes Home to Atlanta for 125th Anniversary

Fri. May 31, 2013

Washington, D.C., May 31, 2013 – The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM), one of the nation’s largest industrial trade unions, will commemorate its125th birthday this week in Atlanta, the city where it was founded on May 5, 1888.

Bangladesh Factory Deaths Prompt Inspection Accord

Tue. May 14, 2013

IAM President Tom Buffenbarger hailed the recently announced agreements with retailers H&M and Inditex to create a safety inspection system for clothing suppliers in Bangladesh.

IAM Activists Gather for 2013 Legislative Conference

Tue. May 14, 2013

Hundreds of IAM members are making their voices heard in Washington D.C., this week, talking to elected officials on Capitol Hill and listening to industry leaders and politicians at the 2013 IAM Legislative Conference.

Court: Workers’ Rights Not Welcome in Workplace

Thu. May 09, 2013

The D.C. Circuit Court ruled Tuesday that requiring businesses to post a notice of workers’ rights to organize violates the employers’ right to free speech.

GOP Continues March to End 40-Hour Workweek

Tue. May 07, 2013

Just two days after coming back from vacation, House Republicans are wasting no time pushing legislation that would hurt working families.

Workers' Memorial Day Set for April 28

Thu. April 18, 2013

Although decades of struggle by workers and their unions have resulted in significant improvements in working conditions, the toll of workplace injuries, illnesses and deaths remains enormous.

Proposed Bill Would End 40-Hour Work Week

Thu. April 18, 2013

House Republicans have introduced a bill that would end the 40-hour work week, dismantling an important component of the Federal Labor Standards Act (FLSA) of 1938 and hurting middle-class families across the country.

IAM Editorial: The U.S. Air Force’s Billion Dollar Mistake

Tue. April 16, 2013

In an op-ed published today in Roll Call, IAM International President Tom Buffenbarger calls on the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) and Air Force to reconsider their decision to award a contract worth billions of dollars to a foreign-owned company.

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