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Updated: December 11, 2019 — 12:41 pm


  • IAM Urges Congress to Reject USMCA (NAFTA 2.0) December 12, 2019
    The IAM today sent a letter to members of the U.S. House of Representatives urging a “no” vote on the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). USMCA does not fulfill the promise that was made to U.S. workers to negotiate an agreement that dramatically replaces the current trade template that continues to cost U.S. workers hundreds of thousands of […]
  • Support Striking Members This Holiday Season December 12, 2019
    The IAM Western Territory and District Lodge 190 have each set up Go Fund Me pages to support our members on strike at ASARCO (Local Lodge 519-AZ) and Toyota Vallejo (Local Lodge 1173-CA). Many of you have experience walking a strike line, some more than others.  We all know the impact strikes have on our […]
  • Report: Companies Using Illegal Anti-Union Tactics December 12, 2019
    More than 41 percent of companies use illegal anti-union tactics to thwart organizing campaigns, according to a recent study by Economic Policy Institute. The EPI report concluded that employers were charged with violating federal law in 41.5% of all NLRB-supervised union elections in 2016 and 2017, with at least one ULP charge filed in each […]
  • The IAM Elves of Local 2061 December 12, 2019
    For the 12th year, IAM Local 206I paired up with the Brevard Family Partnership and brought joy to hundreds of kids in their community. Through donations and fundraising, the local was able gift each child two items from their Christmas wish list, making this year the best yet. “Every year I am blown away by how […]
  • Labor Authors on this Week’s Activate L!VE December 12, 2019
    Wednesday’s edition of the IAM’s live webcast included authors Mark Torres and IAM Education Representative Edmundo Osorio. Torres, a union attorney, recently published “Good Guy Jake,” a children’s book that introduces young children to unions and what they do. Through the characters who first meet locked in the back of a border patrol van, Osorio’s […]
  • Wilson Appointed Education Representative at Winpisinger Center December 12, 2019
    IAM International President Robert Martinez Jr. has appointed Lorie Wilson from IAM Local 993 as an Education Representative at the William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center in Hollywood, MD, effective Feb. 1, 2020. “I am excited that we are able to fill the vacancy at the Winpisinger Center created by the retirement of Education […]
  • Machinists Union to Congress: Vote ‘No’ on USMCA December 12, 2019
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 12, 2019 – Robert Martinez Jr., International President of the 600,000-member International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM), the largest aerospace union in North America, today sent a letter to members of the U.S. House of Representatives urging a “no” vote on the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). “USMCA does not fulfill the […]
  • Congress Reaches Deal on Paid-Parental Leave for Federal Employees December 10, 2019
    Federal lawmakers have reached a deal on a must-pass defense spending bill that includes a provision that would give non-military federal workers 12 weeks of paid parental leave. The conference of Senators and House members recently approved the National Defense Authorization Act, which includes a provision that would provide federal employees with up to 12 weeks […]
  • IAM Partners to Increase Apprenticeships December 10, 2019
    As businesses and governmental agencies come to recognize the value of investing in trade and vocational training programs, the IAM welcomes more partnerships to fill the growing need for skilled workers. For more than a century the Machinists Union has fought to include apprenticeship training at many locations where our members work. The union has […]
  • Enroll in the Spring 2020 Federal Employees Program December 10, 2019
    The deadline to enroll for the March 29-April 3, 2020 IAM Federal Employee Program at the William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center in Hollywood, MD is January 27, 2020. 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 […]
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