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Updated: June 1, 2021 — 10:31 am


  • Show Your Pride with Machinists Gear June 10, 2021
    The Machinists Union is celebrating Pride year-round with new gear available through the Grand Lodge. Pride gear features crew and V-neck T-shirts, polo shirts, a pin and a mug with an IAM rainbow logo. Our mission includes preserving and growing the IAM on the basis of solidarity and justice. There is strength in unity. You […]
  • Congressman Higgins, IAM Fight for First Contract at Cascades June 8, 2021
    One day after a successful rally for workers outside Cascades Containerboard Packaging in Niagara Falls, N.Y., U.S. Rep. Brian Higgins (D-NY) wrote to the President of the company, urging him to “negotiate in good faith to reach an agreement expeditiously.” In April 2019, more than 100 employees voted to join the Machinists Union. The National Labor Relations Board certified […]
  • An Injury to One June 8, 2021
    In the small town of Hooks, TX, more than 500 members of IAM Local 1243 rebuild vehicles that are vital to our nation’s military. They work at Red River Army Depot (RRAD) for Amentum, a company that has the contract to make various repairs and completely rebuild High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV or Humvees), […]
  • Machinists Union Mourns Loss of Western Territory GLR Maria Santiago Lillis June 8, 2021
    It is with a heavy heart that the IAM announces the passing of our beloved Sister, Grand Lodge Representative Maria Santiago Lillis. Sister Lillis was a trailblazer in every sense of the word. She was a mentor to many and a tireless champion for workers’, women, and human rights. Maria was a great listener with […]
    The International Association and Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) District 142 last week, amid the worst global airline industry downturn in history, reached an industry best tentative agreement for mechanic and related workers at Air Wisconsin, one of the largest regional carriers in the United States.   The tentative deal includes an average wage increase […]
  • Machinists Union Postpones 40th Grand Lodge Convention to 2022 June 3, 2021
    The IAM Executive Council has voted unanimously to postpone the 40th IAM Grand Lodge Convention, previously scheduled for September 12-17, 2021 in San Diego. The IAM will immediately begin planning for a 2022 Convention and communicate details as soon as possible. A letter will be sent to Local Lodges soon with further information on delegates […]
  • Richard Johnsen Appointed Chief of Staff to the International President, Assigned to Oversee Transportation Department June 3, 2021
    IAM International President Robert Martinez Jr. has appointed Richard Johnsen to serve as a Chief of Staff to the International President and to oversee the IAM Transportation Department. The appointment is effective immediately. “I welcome Brother Johnsen into this new role as Chief of Staff and look forward to continuing to represent our airline and […]
  • Machinists, Coalition of Unions and Manufacturers Urge Congressional Leaders to Protect Rolling Stock Production June 3, 2021
    The IAM was a signatory to a June 2, 2021 letter from a coalition of unions and manufacturers to key Senate and House leaders citing our continued support for the Transportation Infrastructure Vehicle Security Act (TIVSA). TIVSA was enacted into law in 2019 as a direct response to alarming national security and economic concerns with […]
  • Machinists Applaud Texas Lawmakers Pushing Back on Harmful Voter Suppression Legislation June 3, 2021
    Texas state lawmakers staged a mass walkout over Memorial Day weekend to protest voter suppression legislation introduced by radical-right lawmakers. The legislation, designed to strip individuals of their voting rights, has been labeled as one of the most restrictive anti-voter bills in the nation. More than 60 progressive politicians poured out of the state capitol […]
  • Landmark Victory for IAM Local 701 and Illinois Auto Technicians June 1, 2021
    IAM Local 701 achieved a landmark victory at the end of the 2021 Illinois Legislative session with the passage of Illinois House Bill 3940. IAM member and Illinois State Rep. Larry Walsh sponsored this legislation calling for fair payment for warranty repairs done by Illinois auto technicians. The issues raised in HB 3940 were identified […]
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