The IAM works hard to advance the interests of working families, promote the cause of our members and defend our members’ rights.
Just as IAM solidarity at the bargaining tables helps to improve our jobs, we as the labor force need to stand united and work together to stop the continued assault on working families through legislative action.
The Machinist Union opposes Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) otherwise known as “Fast Track” because it allows the administration to railroad the job-killing Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) through Congress. Free trade agreements like the TPP are driven by corporate interests and lead to the export of American jobs and downward pressure on wages and benefits.
TAKE ACTION: Tell Congress to Vote “NO” on Fast Track for the TPP
Let’s Be Clear: Machinists Union President Responds to TPP Signing
Be Informed: 10 Facts About Fast Track
Anti-worker politicians, led by House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), are threatening to let expire a charter that allows the U.S. Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank to operate. Hundreds of thousands of U.S. jobs, mostly in manufacturing, rely on loans the credit agency provides to foreign companies to buy American-made products, including airplanes.
Let’s Be Clear: IAM’s letter to U.S. House of Representative Members
Get the Facts: Why the Export-Import Bank be reauthorized
Take Action: Tell Congress to Revive the U.S. Export-Import Bank
Legislative Alert: AFL-CIO letter to U.S. House of Representative Members
Be Informed: Facts about the Ex-Im Bank
An excise tax commonly known as the “Cadillac” tax will be imposed on high-cost health care plans in 2018 as part of the Affordable Care Act. Many of the health insurance benefits the IAM negotiates fall into this category. As a result, many employers are lowering the value of their health plans to avoid paying the 40 percent excise tax. The IAM is working diligently to prevent this tax from being implemented.
Read H.R. 2050 – the bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code to repeal the excise tax on high cost employer-sponsored health coverage.
The National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE) is an IAM-affiliated national union representing approximately 110,000 blue and white collar government workers across the United States. Ratifying its constitution on September 17, 1917, NFFE is the oldest union representing federal employees.
The Transportation Communication Union/IAM (TCU) represents approximately 46,000 members in the U.S., most employed in the railroad industry. In July 2005, TCU affiliated with the IAM and fully merged with the IAM on January 1, 2012.
Read the Bill – Keep Our Pension Promises Act text
Be Informed: Keep Our Pension Promises Act summary
Educate Yourself – NAI Flags of Convenience Fact Sheet
Get the Facts – FAA Reauthorization Fact Sheet
Read IP Martinez’s Letter to members of the House of Representatives about FAA Reauthorization
Read IP Martinez’s letter to members of the Senate about the importance of Flight Crew Rest
Read GVP Pantoja’s letter about Customer Service Representatives
Read GVP Pantoja and TTDAFlCIO President reminds lawmakers that Assault on Customer Service Representatives shouldn’t fly
Be Informed: NLRB Fact Sheet