188 Bradken Foundry workers in Tacoma, WA, voted on June 26, 2019 to unionize with the IAM. In a landslide election, the workers sent a message that after years of poor treatment, it was time to bring justice to the job.
At the April 2019 Western Territory Organizing Summit General Vice President Gary R. Allen, challenged the territory leadership to seek out and launch organizing campaigns targeted at nontraditional industries. While many fields were discussed healthcare was listed as one of the most in need of justice on the job.
Article written and submitted by District 947 Communicator Devin Ablard. People always ask exactly what a Union does. The simple answer is that a union supports you and your family: at work, at home, and yes, even at school. Every June, the International Association of Machinists awards a number of applicants with $1000 a year