WASHINGTON, May 18, 2021 – Robert Martinez Jr., International President of the 600,000-member International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM), released the following statement about President Biden’s visit with autoworkers in Michigan:
“President Biden is laser-focused on building the future right here in America. That means creating good jobs in the industries of tomorrow, growing union membership and rebuilding the middle class.
“The Machinists Union is here to partner with this administration to invest in domestic manufacturing. From electronic vehicles to our defense industrial base to aerospace, IAM members and organized labor are ready to build back better and grow our presence from coast to coast. Let’s get to work creating good-paying union jobs and give every American family the economic recovery they deserve.”
The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) is among the largest industrial trade unions in North America and represents nearly 600,000 active and retired members in the manufacturing, aerospace, defense, airline, railroad, transportation, shipbuilding, woodworking, health care, and other industries.