WASHINGTON, June 2, 2021 — Robert Martinez Jr., International President of the 600,000-member International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM), released the following statement:
“The Machinists Union couldn’t be more pleased with President Biden’s nomination of Gwynne Wilcox to the National Labor Relations Board. Gwynne has devoted her entire working life to making sure workers get justice in the workplace. This nomination will strengthen the NLRB and ensure that corporations are held accountable. Gwynne’s experience will ensure that union representation elections get back on pace and put in fair rules that create an even playing field. The IAM looks forward to working with Gwynne and the Biden-Harris administration to reverse changes from the previous administration that rolled back workers’ rights.”
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.