Goals of the IAM

Cost-of-living raises so that wage rates rise with living costs.

Increased purchasing power to provide a higher standard of living.

Paid sick leave and life insurance for workers; employer-paid hospital, medical, dental and eye care benefits for workers and their families.

Equal pay for equal work regardless of sex, race, or national origin.

A safe, healthy workplace.

Shorter work week with double time for voluntary overtime.

Restrictions on subcontracting. Employer-paid insurance for worn, broken, or stolen tools.

Joint apprentice training and retraining on the job.

Portable pensions with optional early retirement benefits.

Severance pay and supplemental unemployment benefits.

Union Shop.