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Updated: July 2, 2020 — 10:02 am


  • Machinists, Rep. Norcross Push ‘Buy American’ Defense Expansion Closer to Law July 2, 2020
    A long-time priority of the IAM, enhancing Buy American standards for major defense programs, has cleared a critical first hurdle toward becoming law. The IAM, along with U.S. Rep. Donald Norcross (D-NJ), are championing an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that expands Buy American requirements for defense procurement to 100 percent by […]
  • As BIW Calls in Strikebreakers, IAM Rallies Around Local S6 Shipbuilders July 2, 2020
    As the IAM’s campaign for a fair contract for more than 4,300 Local S6 shipbuilders in Maine continues, Bath Iron Works has decided to attempt to break the strike by calling in temporary workers. Local S6 members, who have the support of more than 600,000 IAM members across North America, will not be deterred, said […]
  • IAM, TCU-IAM Demand Congress Support Commuter Rail Workers July 2, 2020
    Thousands of commuter rail workers have worked tirelessly throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, only to contract the disease, resulting in many deaths. With CARES Act funding due to expire, the IAM and TCU-IAM demand that Congress provide additional funding to ensure the safety and security of all employees. TAKE ACTION: Tell Congress to Support Commuter Rail […]
  • IAM, Labor Coalition Call on Congress to Protect Patients from Surprise Medical Billing July 2, 2020
    The IAM joined a coalition of several labor unions and healthcare organizations urging Congress to include comprehensive protections against surprise medical bills from COVID-19 treatment in the next coronavirus relief package. The coalition sent a letter to congressional leaders expressing that the HEROES Act (H.R. 6800) is a start, but there are still millions of Americans at […]
  • Machinists Union: USMCA Won’t Stop Outsourcing of Jobs July 1, 2020
    WASHINGTON, July 1, 2020 – Robert Martinez Jr., International President of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM), issued the following statement regarding the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) going into effect today: “USMCA won’t stop the hundreds of thousands of manufacturing and service jobs that are being offshored from the U.S. Contrary to […]
  • IAM Urges Congress to Extend Airline Payroll Funding Program June 30, 2020
    The IAM is among several labor unions urging Congress to extend a provision of the CARES Act coronavirus relief law as an effort to thwart airline executives threatening to lay-off several workers in the fall. The IAM signed a letter asking the federal lawmakers to extend the Payroll Support Program (PSP) contained in the CARES Act until […]
  • GVP Conigliaro Visits Local S6 Strike Line as Support Pours in for Maine Shipbuilders June 30, 2020
    Pouring rain didn’t dampen the Fighting Machinist spirit of IAM Local S6 members, families and supporters on the picket line as Eastern Territory General Vice President Jimmy Conigliaro Sr. joined IAM shipbuilders at Bath Iron Works (BIW) in Maine on Monday. More than 4,300 members are entering their second week on the picket line, fighting […]
  • Machinists Lead Call for 100% Buy America Defense Products June 30, 2020
    The IAM is again leading the charge to strengthen Buy American requirements for defense procurement. Working closely with U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) and U.S. Rep. Donald Norcross (D-NJ), the IAM is encouraging members of Congress to support amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would raise Buy American requirements for major defense […]
  • Walk, Run, Ride… Whatever for Guide Dogs of America June 30, 2020
    With in-person events cancelled for most of the year, Guide Dogs of America (GDA) had to come up with a new socially distant fundraiser idea. GDA initially considered a walk, run or ride to help raise money for the school, but decided there was a way to include everyone. Now, no matter how old you […]
  • IAM Mourns the Loss of Retired Grand Lodge Representative Jose Rodriguez June 30, 2020
    The IAM is sad to learn of the passing of Retired Grand Lodge Representative Jose Rodriguez at the age of 78. Rodriguez served the IAM for over 30 years before his retirement in April 2007. Born in Ocotlan Jalisco, Mexico, Rodriguez was a U.S. Army veteran serving from 1960 to 1964. In 1965 he joined […]
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