Dear Sisters, Brothers and Friends of the IAM,
As the holiday season is upon us, it is a time for reflection on our great union’s past year. We have concluded another successful convention and overcame many obstacles while we continue to make strides in growing our union. We have organized many diverse groups and have promising organizing campaigns on the horizon.
I look into 2023 and beyond with hope and enthusiasm for what lies ahead for the Machinists Union. We will continue to defend those who need us and lead the march to better the lives of working-class people and their families.
All this cannot be achieved without our members setting an example daily on the shop floor. Your tireless effort championing workers’ rights and providing a voice on the job is what makes our union as strong as it is.
I’d also like to extend my sincerest appreciation to those IAM members who will be working during the holidays. You sacrifice time away from your families so millions of travelers can be with theirs.
From myself and your Executive Council, we wish you, your families, and loved ones peace, love, and a healthy holiday season.
In solidarity and gratitude,
Robert Martinez Jr.