IAM Union Encourages Future Investment in Union Workers as U.S. High Speed Rail Expands

WASHINGTON, May 1, 2024 — While the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) had hoped for Brightline West to award its trainset production to IAM Local 2741 (District 19) members at Alstom in Hornell, N.Y., the union is hopeful that IAM and union members across the U.S. will continue to play a formative role in the expansion of the U.S. high speed rail industry.

IAM Rail Division members at the Hornell facility possess the skills and expertise necessary to deliver top-quality transportation solutions, as evidenced by their production of high-speed trains for Amtrak’s Acela service.

With record investments from the Biden-Harris Administration, and the White House’s focus on expanding good-paying union jobs, the IAM remains committed to advocating for the interests of American workers and ensuring that future high-speed rail projects prioritize domestic production and employment.


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