Members of IAM Local 2068 have reached an agreement with Silgan Containers, bringing to end a nearly six-week strike in Rochelle, IL. The strike took effect just after midnight Saturday, December 8, 2018 when members voted down the company’s original contract offer because of its failure to address a more than 10-year stagnation in wagesRead more
The Machinists Union remains steadfast that every American has the right to comprehensive health care and strongly supports a Medicare-for-all health care system. The United States spends more than twice the average per capita on healthcare compared to other developed nations, yet ranks near the bottom in life expectancy and other health outcomes. Our for-profitRead more
“We are very proud of our Machinists members at MillerCoors in Albany, GA and the nearly 40-year relationship we have had with this company,” said IAM Southern Territory General Vice President Rickey Wallace. “Not only does the IAM produce and package this recognizable product, but we are also the consumers who buy it and drinkRead more
The last two years have been a challenge for the labor movement and workers in general yet the next two years promises to be even tougher. Now is the time to stand strong and send the message of diversity and inclusion to our nation’s leaders, communities and within our own union, and the key toRead more
Tell your Senators to protect our members by keeping the pro-airline worker language in the FAA Reauthorization act.
The Workplace Democracy Act would strengthen the middle class by restoring workers’ rights to bargain for better wages, benefits and working conditions.
The WAGE Act would amend the National Labor Relations Act to strengthen protections for workers who want to organize and promote change through forming a union or other collective action.
The Machinists joined several unions protesting a Senatorial retreat inside Nationals Stadium in Washington, D.C., demanding that U.S. Senators do their jobs by bringing a vote to the Senate floor to end the government shutdown. Union members rallied January 17 just outside the part of the stadium where the retreat was being held.Read more
The Machinists joined powerful politicians and labor leaders in Washington, DC in a loud robust call for an immediate and full reopening of the federal government. The stifling shutdown has ravaged the lives of 800,000 federal workers and contractors, including IAM members who have middle-class families.Read more
IAM International President Robert Martinez, Jr. joined Machinists leadership in the Southern Territory for a tour of the weather devastation that was caused by Hurricane Michael in October. The powerful storm included 200 mile an hour winds that ravaged homes owned by IAM members in and around Panama City, FL.Read more
As anti-worker politicians in Washington, DC wage war against unionized federal workers, NFFE-IAM members are fighting back by sharing their stories about labor’s pride, power and American patriotism. In this video, we meet veteran Reggie Tolbert, an NFFE-IAM member who works at a U.S. Army missile depot in Pennsylvania.Read more