WASHINGTON, Aug. 8, 2020 – The IAM Local S6 negotiating committee, representing more than 4,300 shipbuilders at Bath Iron Works in Maine, has reached a tentative contract agreement with the company, a General Dynamics subsidiary that builds ships for the U.S. Navy. The agreement keeps existing subcontracting language and protects seniority, the top issues thatRead more
More than 4,300 shipbuilders of IAM Local S6 are on strike at Bath Iron Works (BIW), in what is currently the largest strike in the United States. The shipbuilders have been on strike for more than seven weeks to preserve good Maine jobs.Read more
The IAM, along with a coalition of airline unions, are gaining momentum on Capitol Hill. After securing support from a bipartisan majority of the U.S. House, the IAM needs your help convincing the Senate that they must act now to save hundreds of thousands of airline jobs before funding runes out on October 1. The IAM sentRead more
Your help is needed now to tell your U.S. Senators that hundreds of thousands airline workers and the entire U.S. economy are counting on them to continue a critical jobs program.Read more
I am writing to ask you to join the bipartisan letter below to House and Senate Leadership urging an extension of a vital worker relief program that will keep airline workers employed
Please let your members of Congress know that commuter rail workers, who have worked tirelessly throughout this pandemic, are counting on them to pass additional transit funding. Without congressional action, passengers will be left without transit options and commuter railroads will be forced to reduce or suspend service, resulting...
When the CARES Act job and pay protection we secured expires on October 1, the number of airline industry IAM members furloughed could easily rise into the tens of thousands, literally overnight.
We are proud to be union machinists.Read more
Members of the Transportation Communications Union (TCU/IAM) are working hard to make trains safe for passengers across the United States, by sanitizing stations, deep-cleaning bathrooms and providing masks when necessary. A recently-released video highlights the work of these essential members and the dedication they have to the railroad industry. TCU/IAM represents workers on passenger railroadsRead more
4,300 motivated IAM members at Bath Iron Works in Maine are on strike to protest the company’s excessive use of subcontractors, a practice that undercuts Machinists members at the shipbuilding facility.Read more
On May 5, 1888 the International Association of Machinists was formed in a railroad pit in Atlanta, GA. Now, 132 years later, the IAM has grown into an organizational leader in labor.Read more