• One Base, Two Contracts August 17, 2017
    Increased wages – Check. Better health care options – Check. Stronger pension contributions – Check.  Both the Machinist contracts negotiated with M1 Support Services at Sheppard Air Force Base hit all the benchmarks of a good Union contract. The members who work there deserve the best the IAM has to offer. They have spent their […]
  • Why it Pays to be Union? Winning Your Job Back and $37k in Back Pay August 17, 2017
    Another reason it pays to be union? Winning your job back after being wrongfully terminated – with $37k in back pay. When seven-year IAM Local 623 member and union steward Guled Mohamed of St. Cloud, MN, was wrongfully terminated from his job as a lead worker at Electrolux Home Products, he turned to his union […]
  • New Jersey Machinists Looking Towards the Future August 17, 2017
    The New Jersey State Council of Machinists held their annual conference last weekend with every IAM local in the Garden State being represented by their president and delegates. The conference featured strong labor supporters from the New Jersey congressional delegation, including U.S. Reps. Donald Payne, Jr., Donald Norcross and state senate President Steve Sweeney. IAM […]
  • Love in the Air at the Winpisinger Center August 17, 2017
    A unique proposal was introduced this August during a week of French leadership classes at the William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center in Hollywood, MD. Following dinner one evening, participants from French Advanced Leadership and French Leadership II were invited to the center’s theater for a special presentation. Montreal Local 1751 class member Guillaume […]
  • Still Time to Sharpen Your WordPress Skills August 17, 2017
    Time is running out to get registered for Intermediate Web Development to be held October 22-27, 2017 at the William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center in Hollywood, MD. Registrations must be received by Friday, August 25. This intermediate-level class is for local and district lodges that already have a website with WordPress. Learn the ins […]
  • Labor Movement Speaks Out Against Hate August 15, 2017
    The hate and violence that infiltrated the streets of Charlottesville, VA over the weekend have no place in our society. IAM International President Bob Martinez and many other union leaders and their organizations took to social media to speak out: Hate and racism will never divide a united movement of love and inclusion. Sending solidarity […]
  • Working People Demand Fundamental Changes in NAFTA, Not Window Dressing August 15, 2017
    The renegotiation of NAFTA begins this week. “Renegotiation of NAFTA represents an opportunity to get trade policy right,” said IAM International President Bob Martinez. “While we are heartened, that after all of these years, NAFTA will be renegotiated, we urge U.S. negotiators to insist on a NAFTA that will benefit workers in all three countries. […]
  • Four Decades at the Table August 15, 2017
    It was the last year of the Vietnam War. Gas was 38 cents a gallon. The Watergate scandal was in full swing and the song Bad, Bad Leroy Brown was dominating the radio. It was 1973. And while all of this was happening throughout the country, the Machinists were putting in place a first contract […]
  • Stop Waging War on the Middle Class Gov. Charlie Baker August 15, 2017
    U.S. Sen. Ed Markey rallied with MBTA mechanics and other allies to stand against the privatization efforts by Gov. Charlie Baker and his transit administration. The rally in Lynn comes on the heels of the for-profit companies sneaking into MBTA garages under the cloak of night between midnight and 3 a.m. earlier this week to […]
  • IAM Statement on DOL-Supervised Rerun of Election August 15, 2017
    Responding to the U.S. Department of Labor, the IAM has agreed to a DOL-supervised rerun of the 2017 Grand Lodge elections for International Union officer positions, including International President, General Secretary-Treasurer and seven U.S. General Vice Presidents. The election excludes the Canadian General Vice President position. The DOL struck down the IAM members’ convention action […]
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