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Every Life Matters

Thu. December 17, 2015

Every year hundreds of thousands of people take their lives worldwide. In the United States, suicide is the 10th leading cause of death. It's time to break the stigma that surrounds this illness. This is Mitchell's story.

Congressional Pressure Builds to Repeal Middle-Class Health Insurance Tax Hike

Fri. November 20, 2015

Extend the PTC Deadline

Fri. September 18, 2015

In the aftermath of recent incidents on our nation’s railways - including the deadly derailment of the Amtrak Northeast Regional outside Philadelphia - lawmakers and the general public have been pushing for increased safety. Front-and-center in this debate has been the implementation of Positive Train Control (PTC) systems to our nation’s railroads.

TCU Weighs In On Positive Train Control (PTC)

Fri. July 31, 2015

On Monday, July 27th, TCU National Vice President and Legislative Director Ron Kloos joined John Risch of the SMART Transportation Division in asking the U.S. Senate to support a revised deadline for rail carriers to implement Positive Train Control (PTC). The letter asks Senators not to allow a PTC extension to derail a potential long-term transportation funding bill and also warns of the potential impact of keeping the current end-of-year deadline.

Industrial Conference Department Video

Mon. June 22, 2015

This video was shown at the IAM Industrial Conference in Chicago to highlight six departments: Legislative & Political Action, Safety & Health, High Performance Work Organization (HPWO), Retirees, Community & Membership Services, Women & Human Rights and Communications.

Industrial Conference Department Video

Mon. June 22, 2015

Industrial Conference bigThis video was shown at the IAM Industrial Conference in Chicago to highlight six departments: Legislative & Political Action, Safety & Health, High Performance Work Organization (HPWO), Retirees, Community & Membership Services, Women & Human Rights and Communications.

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.

IAM Fights to Ensure Fair Treatment of Flight Attendants

Wed. March 20, 2013

The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) this week pressed the US Treasury Department to adopt a special rule to treat Flight Attendants as full-time employees under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA).  

Cancer survivors fight for their hospital jobs

Thu. November 29, 2012
Two women who have survived cancer are now fighting for their jobs at Mercy Health's Hackley Hospital Campus in Muskegon, Michigan.  
The women are X-ray technologists whose doctors have restricted their exposure to radiation.  For years, the hospital had assigned them to rotate in other areas, but now wants to lift their restrictions.  The workers say they were threatened with termination if they didn't comply. IAMAW is servicing the bargaining unit there for the National Union of Healthcare Workers (NUHW).


Tue. July 03, 2012

The suits are hot, bulky and hard to maneauver but learing this skill saves lives.

A Brick to Remember

Mon. May 21, 2012

The IAM honors our fallen heros by recommitting themselves to making sure that everyone comes home from work safe and sound.

Affordable Health Care Rally

Thu. March 29, 2012

Hundreds of people rallied outside the United States Supreme Court in support of the Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act, as justices heard oral arguments about whether or not the act is constitutional.

Health Action 2012

Thu. January 26, 2012

Health advocates from across the US gathered in Washington, DC for Health Action 2012, a national conference that brought together activists, public officials and private sector policy experts to talk about ways to make healthcare accessible and affordable for everyone.

So Everyone Comes Home Safe

Tue. August 30, 2011

August 30, 2011 - The IAM just finished its annual Safety and Health Conference at the Winpisinger Center last week.  And now, more than ever, these safety representatives are ready and willing to make sure everyone comes home safe from work.

IAM Workers' Memorial 2001-2011

Fri. August 26, 2011

August 25, 2011

Union Plus Helps IAM Welder Cut Health Care Costs

Thu. August 25, 2011

As a welder and 10-year member of IAM Local 1297, Melvin Reese knows a thing or two about working when the “heat is on,” but when illness kept him off  the job, his stress level hit a boiling point. The costs of his wife’s monthly prescriptions were also adding up. Fortunately, Reese discovered the Union Plus Disability Grant and the Union Plus Prescription Discount Card to lessen the financial stress of illness.

Remembering the Fallen

Thu. May 05, 2011

May 5, 2011 - A Workers' Memorial ceremony was held this year at the William W. Winpisinger Center to remember our fallen brothers and sisters.

Health Care Hypocrisy

Thu. December 16, 2010
Many lawmakers who campaigned ferociously against the Obama administration’s health care legislation are far less vocal when it comes to their own government-subsidized health insurance.

Life and Death on the Job

Tue. November 02, 2010
The hundreds of bricks surrounding the IAM Workers’ Memorial at the William W. Winpisinger (WWW) Center, each inscribed with a name and a date, are poignant reminders of how lethal going to work can be.

The Way We Came To Work

Fri. October 29, 2010
October 29, 2010 - When it comes to safety the motto for every workers should be to go home the way they came to work.  These are the words that the IAM's Safety and Health Department live by.

OSHA Slaps Swedwood for Safety

Tue. October 05, 2010
The Virginia Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Division levied fines against furniture-maker Swedwood in Danville, VA, for numerous unsafe conditions and for improper record keeping.

Health Care Legislation for 9/11 Responders

Fri. October 01, 2010
October 1, 2010 - At US Congress, the New York City AFL-CIO, and pro-labor lawmakers rallied for the long-term federally subsidized health care benefits for Ground Zero first responders.

U.S. Debuts Latino Health Care Site

Thu. September 30, 2010
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has launched a Spanish version of the agency’s new site, healthcare.gov, designed to help people find answers and information on the health care bill passed six months ago.

provides Latinos with the same information, including public and private health coverage options tailored to their needs.

A Grave Mistake

Mon. August 30, 2010
August 30, 2010 - According to the Departmemnt of Labor, about 14 Americans die on the job everyday from causes that are entirely preventable.

A Step In The Right Direction

Thu. April 01, 2010
April 1, 2010 - The last few weeks have been a whirwind for healthcare.  Although the bill that left capitol hill wasn't exactly what labor hoped, it's definitely a step in the right direction. 

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