Washington lawmakers recently agreed on a spending package to avoid another government shutdown. The spending package includes a 1.9 percent pay raise for federal employees. It does not include back pay for more than 1 million federal contract workers, like many IAM members who work alongside federal employees from NASA to the FAA.Read more
More than 30 members of IAM Local 1426 in Sioux City, Iowa are out of work after their employer, Prince Hydraulics Company, permanently closed its doors Friday, January 18, 2019, without any advanced notice.Read more
Forty-two members of IAM Local 186 working as federal contractors at Aberdeen Proving Ground ratified a three-year contract with employer Jacobs Technology.Read 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.
Three working women who belong to NFFE-IAM Federal District 1 tell talk about how the federal government shutdown took a toll on their lives and work. The potential for future shutdowns leaves them feeling frustrated, unsettled and angry.Read more
Vincent “Vinny” Ceraso was recently appointed as Assistant Director of the IAM Employee Assistance Program and will be in charge of IAM Addiction Services. The program was created to help assist members and their families across the IAM struggling with alcoholism and drug addiction. Vinny is a member of IAM Local Lodge 1776 and hasRead more
Thousands of IAM members at General Electric will negotiate a new contract this summer in Cincinnati, Ohio. At least 25 Machinists, who will represent the giant bargaining unit, prepared for the upcoming negotiations by spending a week of intense training at the Winpisinger Training Center in Hollywood, Maryland.Read more
U.S. representative Don Beyer, a congressman from Virginia’s 8th district, recently held a town hall meeting about the government shutdown. During the event, a representative from IAM-NFFE discussed the legislative stalemate and its painful impact on unionized federal workers.Read more