Dear Sisters, Brothers and Friends of the IAM,
Every day of the year, I am thankful for our extraordinary members who help shape our great union. But the Thanksgiving holiday allows us to pause and reflect on how much we mean to each other and how grateful we are during this challenging year. It is you, the extraordinary men and women of the Machinists Union, who define our great union.
To the IAM members who continued to show up each and every day when the world called you essential, we are grateful.
To the IAM members keeping us safe at airports, train stations, and public transport hubs during this holiday, we are grateful.
To the IAM members unable to spend time with family because they are deployed or working at military bases across North America, we are grateful.
To the IAM members who open their doors and invite family, friends, and those in need to join them, we are grateful.
Your hard work, perseverance, and dedication will always be the legacy of the Machinists Union, and we are forever grateful and proud to call you Brothers and Sisters.
On behalf of the entire IAM Executive Council, I wish all of you a very happy, healthy, and safe Thanksgiving.
In solidarity and gratitude,
Robert Martinez Jr.
IAM International President