As part of the IAM Airline Day of Action, IAM airline members have been making thousands of phone calls, sending countless emails and meeting with their elected officials all across the country today virtually, and in person, demanding that Congress act now to pass legislation that would stem hundreds of thousands of layoffs slated toRead more
The 2021 IAM Scholarship Competition is accepting applications. The competition is open to members of the IAM and their children throughout the United States and Canada. The deadline for applications is February 12, 2021.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.
Chris Garlock, a Washington, D.C. based labor history aficionado and activist, discusses Labor Day’s founding and the historical lessons that are motivating a new generation of union activists.Read more
Union members at IAM District 4 recently participated in a charity golf tournament in Maine that benefited Guide Dogs of America and Tender Loving Canines.Read more
More than 4,300 IAM Local S6 members at Bath Iron Works, a subsidiary of General Dynamics, voted 87 percent to ratify a three-year collective bargaining agreement at the Maine shipbuilding company. IAM Local S6 members, who build destroyers for the U.S. Navy, returned to work beginning with third shift on Sunday, Aug. 23.Read more
When the Machinists Union was founded in 1888 and for years after, there were no women in that Atlanta railroad pit, brainstorming about how to get better wages and working conditions. but that doesn’t mean they didn’t want those things.Read more