IAM Installs Executive Council as International President Bryant Outlines Vision for Strong, Growing Union

As the new year of 2024 opens, so does a new chapter in the 135-year history of the IAM. Members of the IAM Executive Council on Friday, Jan. 5 took part in an officer installation ceremony at IAM Headquarters in Upper Marlboro, Md.

Watch the full installation ceremony here.

“From the bottom of my heart, I could not be more humbled to have taken this oath to become your 15th International President,” said IAM International President Bryant. “It is time to not just improve the state of working people, but to fundamentally transform the way working people live. We demand not just a seat at the table, but a chance to call the shots.”

Retired IAM International President Robert Martinez Jr. administered the oath of office to the Executive Council.

“Brian Bryant knows what it means to lead,” said Martinez. “He has a vision for the future to engage and inspire our membership.”

Bryant, a 34-year IAM member, initiated into the IAM in 1989 when he joined Local S6 while employed at Bath Iron Works in Bath, Maine.  A pipefitter by trade, Bryant became active in his local and district before being appointed to the Eastern Territory staff. Bryant held three positions on the IAM Executive Council before becoming International President.

IAM Executive Council as of Jan. 1, 2024:

International President    Brian Bryant  Local S6
General Secretary-Treasurer  Dora Cervantes  Local 2198
General Vice Presidents Gary R. Allen   Local 794
  David Chartrand Local 712
  David Sullivan Local S6
  Richie Johnsen Local 1781
  Craig Martin  Local 470
  Jody Bennett Local 2771
  Sam Cicinelli Local 701


The Executive Council is preparing to review the report of the IAM Committee on the Future, which held dozens of town hall style meetings with members across North America. The report will drive the changes and new ideas used within the organization. 

“We know that the world is changing, and that our union must not simply change with it, but lead that change,” said Bryant.

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