The Legal Department protects and defends the rights of the IAM and its members. The department’s lawyers advise the IAM, and its district and local lodges about legal developments relating to organizing, collective bargaining, family leave, health and safety, and many other laws affecting the rights of working people.

The department represents the IAM before the federal courts and agencies, such as the National Mediation Board, the National Labor Relations Board, the Department of Labor, and other agencies.

The department also keeps current on legal and arbitration developments of interest to our members and prospective members. They share this information with IAM districts and locals and they work closely with district and local counsel on legal matters affecting IAM lodges.


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