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  • International President Martinez Visits Florida Members Recovering from Hurricane December 13, 2018
    IAM International President Bob Martinez recently visited Panama City, FL Local 1106 members at WestRock mill and Local 449 members at Tyndall Air Force Base. They, and the community as a whole, continue to suffer two months after Hurricane Michael made landfall. The storm is the first ever Category 4 hurricane on record to hit […]
  • IAM Machinists Build A Brighter Christmas in Wichita December 13, 2018
    IAM Southern Territory’s District Lodge 70, in Wichita, KS adopted 1,111 Angels for the local Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program and sponsored 25 Union families for 2018. “With the extent of involvement in the Angel Tree program by our Local Lodges, the district lodge decided to award the local and company that adopted the most […]
  • Tennessee IAM Local 2385 Gives Thanks December 13, 2018
    For nearly 50 years, the Goodman plant, now owned by Daikin Industries, has been a mainstay in the small community of Fayetteville, TN. The facility has seen generations of workers walk through its doors. Fathers and mothers have worked alongside their sons and daughters and even grandchildren, producing residential and light air conditioning and heating systems. Families in […]
  • TCU rallies in Riverside to save jobs, stop outsourcing December 13, 2018
    Yesterday, TCU/IAM members from Amtrak’s Riverside call center rallied to save their jobs. Well over 100 people turned out to the Wednesday morning protest to show their outrage with Amtrak’s management and their short-sighted decision to eliminate 500+ jobs in Riverside, and send their work to a non-union, low-wage outsourcer in Florida. TCU National Vice […]
  • IAM Leaders Tour Hurricane Ravaged Panhandle December 12, 2018
    IAM International President Robert Martinez, Jr. joined Machinists leadership in the Southern Territory for a tour of the weather devastation that was caused by Hurricane Michael in October. The powerful storm included 200 mile an hour winds that ravaged homes owned by IAM members in and around Panama City, FL.   The post IAM Leaders […]
  • IAM Local 2068 Members on Strike at Silgan Containers in Illinois December 11, 2018
    More than 170 members of IAM Local 2068 at Silgan Containers in Rochelle, IL have voted to go on strike after rejecting the company’s contract offer. The strike took effect just after midnight Saturday, December 8, 2018. Silgan is the largest metal food packaging company in the country. The Machinists members are striking for better […]
  • Luther Williams Appointed IAM Midwest Territory Chief of Staff December 11, 2018
    IAM International President Bob Martinez has announced the appointment of Grand Lodge Representative Luther Williams to Chief of Staff of the IAM Midwest Territory, effective January 1, 2019. “I know Luther will continue his excellent service to our membership in his new role as Chief of Staff in the Midwest Territory,” said IAM International President […]
  • IAM’s Independent Drivers Guild Wins Historic Victory for New York Drivers December 6, 2018
    A two-year campaign by the worker-led and IAM-affiliated Independent Drivers Guild (IDG) paid off for drivers in New York City, after officials voted Tuesday morning to set the nation’s first minimum pay rate for app-based drivers.  The rate, set at $17.22 per hour after expenses, is calculated by the city Taxi and Limousine Commission as the contractor […]
  • Machinists Stand with Mexican Workers Seeking Free, Independent Unions December 6, 2018
    The Machinists Union joined democratic unions from around the globe in calling for an end of sham “protection” contracts and violence against union activists that have held Mexican workers down for generations. Just days before Mexico’s new president, Andrés Manuel Lopes Obrador, was sworn into office, the IAM was well represented in Mexico City for […]
  • Deadline Extended for 2019 Federal Workers Program December 6, 2018
    The IAM Federal Employee Program will take place February 3–8, 2019 at the William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center in Hollywood, MD. Due to limited class space of 30, only those who have not previously attended may enroll. Participants will be chosen on a first come basis, so do not delay. Completed enrollment forms […]

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  • Seattle Local Lodge 1351 President Boosts Hometown December 12, 2018
    Ask anyone at Local 1351 in Seattle, and they will struggle to remember a time when Al Yamada wasn’t president. Al has served as president of Local 1351 for so long, in fact, that only the most senior IAM Members at Seattle’s Sea-Tac airport can remember anyone else in the role. With a naturally easy... […]
  • 2018 Safety Conference Video Review December 10, 2018
    Here is the review of this weeks Safety Conference which you will hear feedback from four people who attended.
  • SEA Welcomes the 2018 IAM141 Safety Conference December 7, 2018
    The IAM141 Safety Conference attracts hundreds of commercial aviation safety experts in the name of improving airline safety. Safety experts from the Machinists Union and America’s largest airlines gathered in Seattle this week with the purpose of creating a safer environment for airline workers and travelers. The event has become one of the largest and... […]
  • Leading From the Frontlines November 30, 2018
    Modern Union Leadership Puts Workers First Mike Klemm became President of the Machinists Union District 141 at a tumultuous time for airline workers, and for union members. In 2014, the airline industry was enduring mass outsourcing of jobs, with service reductions resulting in entire stations being closed. Airline work was an insecure, tough job. Making... […]
  • “It starts with one can…” November 21, 2018
    Local 914 Community Service Committee Sets a Thanksgiving Feast for 15 Families Fresh off the 68th District 141 Convention in Orlando, Florida, Debbie Inverno was energized and motivated. As a Shop Steward and Chair of the Community Service Committee at Local 914 in Newark, NJ, she had been collecting non-perishable food donations from members for... […]
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