Organizing Department Staff Joins Together to Build on Recent Successes

The IAM Organizing Department recently met in New Orleans to strategize for the future and brush up on the latest organizing tools.

The IAM has put unprecedented resources into organizing over the past several years, including the hiring of dozens of full-time organizers across the union. The IAM Organizing Department is looking to continue its success, which includes recent victories to organize nearly 1,000 healthcare workers and internal organizing in the federal sector

“The IAM Organizing Department is mobilized from coast to coast to grow our union,” said IAM Organizing Director Michael Evans. “I am so proud of our staff for continuing to grow their skills as we bring the benefits of IAM representation to working families in traditional and new industries alike.

The Organizing Department has also led training to organizers around North America with the new Basic Training for Organizers Program.

“Our staff is the best labor movement,” said IAM Assistant Organizing Director Juan Eldridge. “They bring a wide variety of backgrounds and skillsets to every organizing campaign, and we’re looking forward to building on our success.”

IAM Resident General Vice President Jody Bennett welcomed staff to the meeting and pledged the full support of International President Brian Bryant and the IAM Executive Council. The meeting featured specialized instruction from IAM Aerospace Chief of Staff Tony Wirth and Aerospace Coordinator Robert Barnwell, as well as Communications Director Jonathan Battaglia. 

“We are seeing collaboration at all levels of the IAM to grow our union,” said Bennett. “We are showing workers from coast to coast that the IAM is here and ready to fight for what working families deserve.”

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