The Secretary-Treasurer directs the bookkeeping and Headquarters building operations which are vital to a successful organization. The Secretary-Treasurer is also responsible for the IAM’s William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center in Hollywood, Maryland.
The General Secretary-Treasurer’s (GST) departments handle hundreds of letters and inquiries daily, keep financial accounts on each of the IAM’s locals and districts, pay out strike benefits, provide computer technology used by IAM headquarters and field staff, and manage supplies and maintain the building.
Accurate accounts and precise records are the hallmark of the IAM’s Secretary-Treasurer Department. Paying bills, tracking investments and maintaining membership records is not very exciting work. But it is absolutely vital work. Without the GST Department’s dedication and attention to detail, the IAM simply would not be the financially strong, independent and vibrant union that it is today.
The office of the General Secretary-Treasurer also oversees a number of departments within the IAM: