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  • Massachusetts Congressional Delegation Calls on MBTA to Negotiate with IAM Local 264 April 20, 2017
    The Massachusetts Congressional Delegation, led by Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey, recently expressed their opposition to the outsourcing of bus maintenance at the MBTA in a letter to Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker and Transportation Secretary Stephanie Pollack. “Hundreds of thousands of Massachusetts residents use MBTA bus service every day,” said members of the Massachusetts […]
  • British Columbia Local 692 Welcomes Two New Groups of Members April 20, 2017
    Machine operators and shipping and receiving personnel in Port Coquitlam BC, and forklift operators in Delta, BC, are the newest members of the IAM in Canada. Workers at Port Coquitlam’s Advanced CNC Machining Inc. joined the Machinists after their employer failed to deliver on promised wage increases. “The final straw was when the owner showed […]
  • Organizing As A Team April 20, 2017
    Although you may see an “I” in the word Organize, the sentiment doesn’t match when the IAM is on the job. That’s especially true in the Southern Territory where, at times, organizing can be considered a team sport, with everyone sharing a spot on the starting line. That’s exactly what happened with the workers at […]
  • IAM Transportation Department Rallying Ground Service Workers April 20, 2017
    The IAM has been successful in raising wages and benefits for the one group of transportation workers that have been left out in the cold during the airline industry’s resurgence. More than 2,000 ground service workers have joined the IAM in the past 10 months. Read: Union Says It Organized Ground Service Workers at United […]
  • Picture This: You Could Win the IAM Photo Contest April 20, 2017
    Don’t miss the chance to show your talent and feature your lodge members in the next IAM Calendar. Enter the 2017 IAM Photography Contest. Click here for rules and details. The entry deadline is June 3, 2017. Winning entries receive cash prizes and will appear in the 2018 1AM Calendar. Two dollars from each calendar […]
  • Activate Your Voice at the IAM Communications Conference April 20, 2017
    Technological advancement and social media have greatly changed the way the world communicates. Is your Local or District up to date on the latest trends? Are you communicating with our members and the public in the best ways possible? As Communicators, these are the questions we need to be asking ourselves. Find the answers at […]
  • Machinists-Led Independent Drivers Guild Wins In-App Tipping for NYC Uber Drivers April 18, 2017
    After months of hard work, Independent Drivers Guild (IDG) members driving for Uber in New York City were successful in their petition with Taxi and Limousine Commission to force Uber to allow in-app tipping. The IDG petitioned the professional drivers governing body to require all ride-hail apps, such as Uber, to offer an in-app tipping […]
  • Solidarity Takes Center Stage at IAM Transportation Conference April 18, 2017
    The 2017 IAM Transportation Conference in Las Vegas concluded on Wednesday, April 12. The biennial conference was the most well attended conference in the Transportation Department’s history with more than 600 delegates. See the convention photos. The highly successful conference had a diverse list of speakers, including IAM International President Robert Martinez, Jr., GVP Stan […]
  • Privatization of MBTA is Wrong for Massachusetts Working People April 18, 2017
    The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Thursday approved a nearly $2 billion budget that could privatize four bus garages. Read the Boston Globe article: MBTA approves $2 billion budget International President Bob Martinez slammed the privatization vote. “Boston is the birthplace of American public transit system,” said Martinez. The system was created to make people’s lives […]
  • Seattle Family Benefits from District 751 Machinists Volunteer Program April 18, 2017
    Seattle resident Marsha Partee heard about IAM District 751’s Machinists Volunteer Program (MVP) from a friend and reached out to them for assistance with a wheelchair ramp for her mother, Zelda Kelly-Baldwin. “You’ve given my mom a much better life,” said Partee. Kelly-Baldwin was housebound since December 22, 2016, when she returned home from the […]
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