• Oregon Welders Rally for Respect November 16, 2017
    Nearly 100 Precision Castparts welders in Portland, OR are sounding the alarm on the company’s refusal to negotiate after a September vote to join together in the Machinists Union. A rally on Tuesday called on management at the Berkshire Hathaway-owned company to stop retaliating against its own workforce. Community members and local Young Machinists also […]
  • Local 4 Demands Fair Agreement November 16, 2017
    Members of Machinists Union Patuxent River Local 4 held an informational picket at the Charlotte Hall Veterans Home in Charlotte Hall, MD. IAM Local 4 members were picketing to protest a substandard agreement with HMR Veteran Services and to highlight the living conditions for the veterans living at the center. Local 4 members want a […]
  • Make NAFTA Work for Working People November 16, 2017
    The Machinists Union applauds 16 Senate Democrats who are asking the White House to require adequate labor reforms in any renegotiation of NAFTA. The lawmakers demanded that U.S. negotiators eliminate stipulations that say labor violations must affect trade in order to incur consequences. They also recommended an “independent labor monitoring and compliance body.” “We believe […]
  • Seniority Counts November 16, 2017
    “Whether it’s a unit of 10 or 10,000, or the workers are 18 or 80 years old, every working American deserves a fair Union Contract,” said Southern Territory General Vice President Mark Blondin. “And for our Brothers and Sisters at Avis in Augusta, GA, we are proud to give them something they didn’t have before […]
  • GOP Corporate Tax Plan Encourages Outsourcing of Our Jobs November 14, 2017
    Machinists Union International President Bob Martinez sent a letter to Congress urging them to oppose huge tax cuts for wealthy corporations and the one percent. Click here to be connected with your representative and urge them to reject the GOP tax bill. “The GOP tax plan provides an enormous tax break for U.S. multinational corporations […]
  • Golfing for Good November 14, 2017
      It gets bigger and better each year and this year did not disappoint. The 6th Annual Robert Martinez, Jr. Invitational Golf fundraiser hosted by IAM District 70 brought in more than $52,000 for the Guide Dogs of America. “I swear, I will never get tired of bragging about this organization or all that our […]
  • 2018 AFL-CIO Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Civil and Human Rights Conference November 14, 2017
    The AFL-CIO’s Civil, Human and Women’s Rights Department will host the 2018 Martin Luther King Jr. Civil and Human Rights Conference, January 12-15, 2018 at the Hilton Americas Houston, 1600 Lamar St., Houston, TX.  This conference celebrates Dr. King’s life and his legacy of working to improve our lives and the lives of future generations. […]
  • IAM Members Show Love to Foster Children November 14, 2017
    IAM members volunteer countless hours in their communities, providing much needed aid to those in need. One member, ExpressJet Flight Attendant Nancy Tucker from LL2339N, devotes much of her free time helping foster children. Nancy’s desire to better the lives of these children led her to the Foster Care 2 Success (FC2S) Drive. She dedicates […]
  • Machinists Lead Victory in New York November 9, 2017
    Every 20 years, New York is required to give voters the option on the ballot to open up the State’s constitution in a convention. On election night 2017, the working people of New York made their voices heard by resoundingly voting no to a constitutional convention. This victory is the direct result of the hard […]
  • IAM Mourns Death of Retired GLR Renee Cicero November 9, 2017
    Renee Cicero, a trailblazing Machinists Union leader and retired Transportation Department Grand Lodge Representative, passed away at her home on November 6, 2017. Cicero was 61 years old. Cicero made her mark by holding positions that were historically held by men. She worked with six people, known as “the team,” who won many victories for […]
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