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Employment and Earnings

Tue. February 09, 2016

Check out the latest trends in employment and earnings.

CP balks at merger from near-unified opposition

Fri. January 29, 2016

Corporations abuse H-1B visa program for lay-offs, lower wages

Thu. January 28, 2016

As some TCU members may know firsthand, H-1B visas are killing American jobs. Companies abuse the process to undercut wages and offshore jobs by bringing in workers from overseas to fill positions. In some instances, have had to withstand the humiliation of training their own replacements. Luckily, some are fighting back...

Opposition Mounting Against CP-NS Merger

Fri. January 15, 2016

Canadian Pacific (CP) CEO Hunter Harrison has faced a wall of opposition ever since announcing his intention to merge with Norfolk Southern (NS) last November - and that wall includes NS itself....

Historic Bell Dedicated To Buffenbarger Library

Thu. November 19, 2015

IAM District Lodge 19 dedicated an historic locomotive bell to the Buffenbarger Library at the William W. Winpisinger Education & Technology Center in Hollywood, Maryland. The bell was donated by the Weldon Granger Family and restored by District 19 members of the Roanoke Locomotive Shop in Virginia.  A delegation from DL 19 was on hand for the dedication ceremony, which took place November 2.

Bienvenidos A Puerto Rico

Tue. October 13, 2015

Puerto Rico is an oasis of beauty, but what make this place unforgettable is its people.

IAMAW's SUNY Empire State College Port of Entry

Tue. October 06, 2015

The IAM members featured in this video represent the inaugural class of the Machinists Union's new partnership with SUNY's Empire State College. The Port of Entry took place in September.

Over 600 Delegates Attend the 2015 IAM Transportation Conference

Sat. August 29, 2015

Sito and BuffGeneral Vice President Sito Pantoja presents International President Tom Buffenbarger a framed photo of one of Buffenbarger's heroes, John Lennon at the 2015 Transportation Conference.

The 2015 IAM Transportation Conference, the largest ever, kicked-off this week in Hollywood, Florida with 600 delegates, including delegates from the Transportation Communications Union (TCU) and the Canadian Territory.

Why The IAMAW Endorsed Hillary Clinton

Tue. August 18, 2015

There are many good reasons why the IAMAW endorsed Hillary Clinton for President. IAMAW International President Tom Buffenbarger highlights a few in this video.

Grand Lodge Auditors

IAM Grand Lodge Auditors includes 19 zones encompassing the US and Canada.

IAM Family Day

Wed. August 05, 2015

For the fourth year, the IAM hosted a Family Day Picnic for employees at the William W. Winpisinger Education & Technology Center, where two rooms were dedicated in honor of recently retired General Secretary-Treasurer Robert Roach, Jr. and retired International President George Kourpias. Retired GST Don Wharton was also on hand for the events. The Kourpias Conference room was rededicated after a renovation. Both rooms give students and visitors a chance to see photos & mementos from historic times.

ATK Plannng Program for Shop Stewards

Thu. July 30, 2015

Thirty-five shop stewards from IAM Local Lodge 778 in Missouri traveled to the William W. Winpisinger Education & Technology Center in Maryland for formal training, so they'll be better able to serve members at ATK Lake City. All who took part in the planning program say they appreciate the importance of knowing and standing up for the rights of all members, especially during the grievance process.

TWU-IAM Association Negotiators Prepare For Upcoming Bargaining

Wed. July 15, 2015

TWU-IAM Association negotiators are preparing for upcoming bargaining with American Airlines. Mechanic and Related, Fleet Service and Stores negotiating committees met at the William W. Winpisinger Education & Technology Center for an intense week of analyzing contract proposals. After the merger of American Airlines and US Airways, the IAM and TWU joined forces with the goal of attaining joint contracts that reflect members' contributions to one of the airline industry's most profitable carriers.

IAM ExpressJet Flight Attendants Pound the Pavement, Demand Equal Pay

Wed. June 17, 2015

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IAM represented ExpressJet Flight Attendants yesterday once again took their fight for equal pay public by conducting nationwide picketing with their AFA-CWA sisters and brothers.

IAM Honors Fallen Members

Fri. May 01, 2015

The IAM honored its fallen members during the Workers' Memorial Day ceremony at the William W. Winpisinger Education & Technology Center in Hollywood, Maryland on April 28. There was also a special remembrance. Relatives, friends and colleagues of those who have passed away during the past year attended the annual event, which aims to mourn for the dead and fight for the living, especially when it comes to workplace safety.

Union Difference

Thu. February 26, 2015

Important benefits of union membership...

IAM / Boeing Apprenticeship Graduation

Mon. February 23, 2015

Five students in the IAM/Boeing Joint Apprenticeship Program are now journeymen. They graduated as part of the Class of 2014 during a banquet held in mid-February at the Museum of Flight in Seattle, Washington. The program was established in 1935 and offers apprenticeships in several trades requiring advanced skills.

Career and Technical Education Workforce Development Summit

Fri. November 21, 2014

For the Machinists, training and apprenticeship programs have always been the keys to the future. That's why the IAM took part in the Career and Technical Education (CTE) Workforce Development Summit at the AFL-CIO in Washington, DC: A place where labor, educators and the business community came together to address what works.

Ohio Machinists Get Out The Vote

Sun. November 02, 2014

Mary Ellen Napier and Jim McClelland of IAMAW District 54 in Ohio aren't giving up on the midterm elections. They want all union members to vote now and start to prepare for 2016. Volunteers can knock on doors and make phone calls to get out the vote, this Election Day and in every election, to elect pro-worker candidates who fight for us all.

Refurbishing Railroad District 19's Historic Bell

Wed. September 03, 2014

bellIAM District Lodge 19 has been the keeper of an historic steam-era bell that was showing signs of wear and tear. So, a group of members transported the bell from Denver to Roanoke, Virginia, to be refurbished by Machinist members at the Roanoke Locomotive Shop. This bell has been ringing in conventions and conferences for years and now it has a Machinist-made makeover.

A Labor Day Message from International President Buffenbarger

Thu. August 28, 2014

A special Labor Day video message from IAM International President Tom Buffenbarger.

Young Machinists Strategy Workers Pilot Program

Tue. August 19, 2014

The William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center launched the first Young Machinists Strategy Workers Pilot Program, aimed at future leaders. The classes ranged from Why Organizing Matters to Politics and the Legislative Process.

Machinists Union Wins Election for Spirit Airlines Ramp Agents

Tue. July 08, 2014

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Sririt ramp agents voted for IAM representation today: From left to right: Federico Rojas, Ricardo Santiago, Jose Camacho, Pedro Jimenez, Xavier Belen from Fort Lauderdale, FL.


In a hotly contested election overseen by the National Mediation Board (NMB), nearly 220 Spirit Airlines ramp agents voted overwhelmingly, by 80 percent, to be represented by the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM).

NMB Orders Representation Election for Spirit Ramp Agents

Sun. June 01, 2014
The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) today announced that the National Mediation Board (NMB) determined a representation dispute exists for the fleet service class and craft at Spirit Airlines and ordered an election take place from 12:01 am EDT, June 16, 2014 to 2:00 pm EDT, July 8, 2014.

Machinists Rally Against TPP & Fast Track

Thu. May 08, 2014

Machinists members joined union painters, steelworkers and postal workers, among others, to rally on Capitol Hill against the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Fast-Track approval process. Members of Congress spoke to the crowd of workers, explaining how fair trade is better than free trade. AFL-CIO leaders asked all those in attendance to contact their lawmakers about TPP and to make sure everyone votes in the November election. The rally was organized by CWA.

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