Our Community Service and Women’s Committees are hosting a School Supplies Drive. Donations are being collected May 24th – August 1st, 2019.

Local Lodge 1487 Golf Outing - Poplar Creek Country ClubAugust 15, 2019
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Updated: June 3, 2019 — 10:26 am


  • IAM Rallies Against Weak Labor Standards in NAFTA 2.0 June 25, 2019
    The IAM joined allies on Capitol Hill Tuesday to demand fixes to the renegotiated NAFTA and deliver a petition with hundreds of thousands of signers. In its current form, NAFTA 2.0 lacks strong, enforceable labor standards necessary to stop job outsourcing. “We believe that NAFTA 2.0 does absolutely nothing to stop U.S. companies from moving […]
  • IAM, NFFE-IAM, AFGE, Others Rally to Save OPM June 25, 2019
    IAM, NFFE-IAM, AFGE, and other unions held a rally to save the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), the federal government’s human resources agency. The White House has recently threatened to abolish the OPM. The OPM provides critical support for government employees in all branches of the federal government. This proposed power grab by this White […]
  • New York IAM Apprentices Enter Diesel Mechanics Program June 25, 2019
    Five new apprentices entered the diesel mechanics program at Bronx Community College (BCC) in New York, and will work at IAM represented locations as they train. “There is no better way for a young worker to learn a trade than to do it on the job and in a union environment,” said IAM Eastern Territory […]
  • Union Coordinated Bargaining Committee (CBC) continues to Stand Ready to Negotiate with GE June 24, 2019
    Contract Extension Update #2 – June 24, 2019 Union members of the CBC, stand ready to negotiate with GE. However, GE continues to delay meeting with unions. The meeting scheduled to meet at 3:00 PM has been moved to 6:00 PM. Remain strong and united as the bargaining team continues to fight for a fair […]
  • Illinois IKEA Distribution Center Workers Vote to Join Machinists Union June 21, 2019
    WASHINGTON, June 21, 2019 – A group of 186 distribution center workers at IKEA distribution centers in Joliet and Minooka, Ill. voted this Wednesday and Thursday to join the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM). IKEA is in the process of transitioning work from Minooka to its new facility in Joliet. “These hard-working […]
  • IAM Academic Stars Shine at Empire State College June 20, 2019
    The IAM was well represented at the SUNY Empire State College (ESC) 2019 commencement ceremonies at Lincoln Center in New York. The union’s partnership with ESC gives IAM members the opportunity to advance themselves by earning college degrees while working full time. The program offers the pathway to associate, bachelor and master degrees, and is […]
  • NFFE-IAM Members Mobilize to Save Job Corps Civilian Conservation Centers June 20, 2019
    NFFE-IAM members from across the country scored a major victory this week by saving the Job Corps Civilian Conservation Centers. Over 1,065 UDSA/Forest Service employees were in danger of losing their jobs if the USDA acted to terminate their role in operating the CCCs. This would have triggered the biggest layoff in the federal government […]
  • Organizing Health Care Workers in the West June 20, 2019
    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. Grand Lodge Representative Joe Solis, Special […]
  • IAM Testifies on Capitol Hill on Behalf of Railroad Membership June 20, 2019
    Andrew Sandberg, IAM District 19 Assistant to the President, went to Capitol Hill yesterday to testify before the U.S. House subcommittee on rail policy. A massive operational change, known as Precision Scheduled Railroading (PSR), is currently upending the railroad industry—threatening the jobs, health and safety of IAM members. It is also significantly impacting the massive […]
  • IAM Reaches Tentative Deal for New Contracts at Alaska Airlines June 18, 2019
    Washington, D.C., June 18, 2019 — The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers today announced that it has reached tentative agreements on contracts covering approximately 5,000 clerical, office, passenger service, reservations, ramp and stores workers at Alaska Airlines. The tentative accords prohibit the outsourcing of work, increase base wage rates 14 percent, on average, […]
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