IAM | DIRECTV Campaign

Enhance Your Career at DIRECTV by Joining the IAM

Do you want better wages and benefits?

Do you want a better life for you and your family? Then you should join other DIRECTV Telecommunications Technicians who are now choosing the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) as their representative.

As a Telecommunications Technician, you have valuable skills. That’s why you need to band together with your fellow workers and make your job with DIRECTV a profession with better wages, benefits and respect.

Some of your fellow DIRECTV Telecommunications Technicians have already decided that the IAM can provide the best representation. Here are some reasons for you to choose the IAM, too:

A Written Contract
Once you are working with a Machinists union contract, you can win better wages, benefits and working conditions. And like any legal contract, the rules are spelled out in writing.

Higher Wages
The IAM sets the pace for workers in the aerospace and telecommunications industry. When workers band together with professional IAM representation to negotiate with their employer, that combined strength translates into higher wages and benefits. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), union members average substantially higher hourly rates of pay and more benefits than non-union workers in similar jobs.

Better Benefits
IAM members in the aerospace industry have better fringe benefits, too, including:
• Job Security    • Pensions
• Medical Insurance     • Sick Leave
• Paid Vacations     • Seniority Rights
• Paid Holidays    • 401(k)s

Better Working Conditions

As an IAM member, your job is covered under an IAM contract that spells out procedures and other aspects of working conditions such as health and safety standards.

Tired of supervisors playing favorites or assigning work unfairly? An IAM contract can spell out a fair system of how job assignments are made and other aspects of working conditions; like piece work.

Job Security
IAM contracts contain protections from unfair layoffs or discharges. And if something unexpected happens at your job, the IAM is there to represent your interests.

Skills and Training
Telecommunications Technicians are skilled professionals. The best way to promote your profession is to continue your ability to upgrade your training and skills through strong language in a contract.

Effective Representation

The IAM is a strong, vibrant, and effective labor organization with a proud history of servicing its membership. Our leaders are trained at our state of the art training facility on an ongoing basis.

If you want help working toward:
• Higher Wages
• Fairness on the Job
• Better Benefits
• A Good Pension
• Job Security

Join the IAM today!

For more information, visit www.goiam.org/directv or call
The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers at 877-255-9470.

IAMAW District Lodge 947
535 W. Willow St.
Long Beach, CA 90806

Online A-Card

Take the first step toward a better future and sign an authorization card (click here to print a card). By signing and returning  an authorization card, you are taking the first step to achieve respect and dignity in your profession.