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Updated: February 4, 2019 — 2:58 pm


  • Kansas Machinists Holding Strong February 21, 2019
    “We’re doing the right thing here,” said striking IAM Local 708 member Paul Powell. Powell is a retired U.S. Air Force lieutenant colonel and currently a pilot instructor for the KC-46 Air Crew Training System at McConnell AFB. He fights the frigid temperatures in Wichita by heating up the spirits among his coworkers currently on strike […]
  • Donate to Help Aurora Victims’ Families February 21, 2019
    As the IAM family mourns the loss of five innocent lives at the Henry Pratt facility in Aurora, IL, the unimaginable suffering grows for the victims’ friends and family. The IAM Transportation Department’s Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT) and the IAM Employee Assistance Program (EAP) have deployed seven members to the plant site to provide grief counseling […]
  • New York Members at Ingersoll Rand Approve Ratify Effects Agreement February 21, 2019
    Members of IAM Local 330, District 65 voted overwhelmingly to ratify an effects agreement with Ingersoll Rand on Sunday. The election comes after the January 22 announcement from the company of their intent to cease manufacturing at the Cheektowaga plant by July of this year. The agreement covers how the nearly 160 workers will be […]
  • IAM Local W484 Prepares for Negotiations February 21, 2019
    Members of IAM Local W484 attended Negotiation Preparation class on their days off Saturday and Sunday, February 8-9, 2019 in preparation for upcoming negotiations at the Potlatch saw mill in Warren, Arkansas. The training was set up by Woodworker Chief of Staff Mike Rose and Business Representative Kelvin Godwin. “The negotiating committee was a mix […]
  • Join the IAM at Rolling Thunder 2019 February 21, 2019
    Machinists Union members will take part in Washington, DC’s final annual Rolling Thunder “Ride for Freedom,” on Sunday, May 26, 2019. This iconic event began in 1988 as a tribute to soldiers left behind after the Vietnam War and has evolved into a display of patriotism and respect for all who defend our country. Rolling […]
  • Submit Your Applications: 2019 IAM Scholarship Deadline February 22 February 20, 2019
    The 2019 IAM Scholarship Competition is accepting applications. The competition is open to members of the IAM and their children throughout the United States and Canada under procedures and rules of eligibility explained in this announcement. Deadline for applications is February 22, 2019. The IAM Scholarship Fund, which is used exclusively to make possible these awards, […]
  • The IAM Remembers Victims of the Aurora, IL Henry Pratt Shooting February 19, 2019
    The IAM mourns the loss of two IAM Local 1202 members and three employees of the Henry Pratt Company in Aurora, IL. The five victims were killed in a mass shooting that took place at the Henry Pratt facility on Friday, February 15, 2019. “The IAM family is distraught about the terrible tragedy at the […]
  • A Progressive Political Push for Labor February 19, 2019
    Key members in the newly Democratic controlled House of Representatives say the powerful political body is unapologetic about its support for organized labor. The post A Progressive Political Push for Labor appeared first on IAMAW.
  • The Fight is Not Over February 14, 2019
    Washington lawmakers recently agreed on a spending package to avoid another government shutdown. The spending package includes a 1.9 percent pay raise for federal employees. It does not include back pay for more than 1 million federal contract workers, like many IAM members who work alongside federal employees from NASA to the FAA.  “The rejection […]
  • Iowa Prince Hydraulics Shutters Plant after 78 Years February 14, 2019
    More than 30 members of IAM Local 1426 in Sioux City, Iowa are out of work after their employer, Prince Hydraulics Company, permanently closed its doors Friday, January 18, 2019, without any advanced notice. The plant had been manufacturing hydraulic cylinders, valves, and pumps since 1941. “I have seen several plant closings in my time […]
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