The Month of May

Updated: May 4, 2021 — 11:19 am


  • Membership Re-Elects Dora Cervantes as IAM General Secretary-Treasurer May 7, 2021
    Dear Sisters and Brothers, I want to thank every member who participated in the IAM’s Grand Lodge Officer Election for General Secretary-Treasurer. Our election process allowed members from across North America to have a voice in the future of our great union. The results show that Dora Cervantes has been re-elected as the IAM’s General […]
  • Machinists Union Advocacy Grows Bipartisan Support for F-35 Program May 6, 2021
    The IAM’s advocacy on Capitol Hill is paying dividends with growing bipartisan support for the F-35 program, which is proudly built by Machinists Union members. As Congress begins consideration of their Fiscal Year 2022 defense authorization and spending bills, the Machinists Union is working to ensure that Congress continues their investment in this vitally important […]
  • Machinists Union Raises $100K for Southern Maryland Veterans Home May 6, 2021
    The IAM’s commitment to military veterans was on full display at the 2021 IAM International President’s Capital Classic Golf Tournament. More than 130 golfers and 50 sponsors joined together on Monday, May 3 at Breton Bay Golf and Country Club in Leonardtown, MD. The tournament to raised approximately $100,000 for capital improvement projects for U.S. […]
  • 133 Years of Unity and Strength May 5, 2021
    Sisters and Brothers, Today marks the 133rd year since the founding of our great union. The past year has presented us with many obstacles, but just like our founders in that railroad pit 133 years ago, IAM members stand united as one to achieve a larger goal. During last year’s IAM anniversary, I presented a […]
  • IAM Birthday Week: Remembering Tom Talbot, IAM Founder, Visionary and Loyal Unionist May 4, 2021
    On May 5th 1888, Thomas W. Talbot organized what we now call the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM). On that day, 19 railroad workers in a locomotive pit, tired of poor employment conditions, founded a union that would eventually boost pay and quality of life for millions of future IAM members. A […]
  • Solidarity During Jewish American Heritage Month and Beyond May 4, 2021
    At a time when anti-Semitism is on the rise in the United States, solidarity can literally mean the difference between life and death. More than half of Jewish Americans experienced anti-Semitism during the last five years, according to a survey by the Anti-Defamation League. Nine percent of responders stated they had been physically attacked because […]
  • Guide Dogs of America Offers a Virtual Tour of Their Campus May 4, 2021
    While the Guide Dogs of America (GDA) campus in Sylmar, CA is currently closed to the public due to COVID restrictions, they have compiled a series of videos to provide a virtual tour about their state-of-the-art campus. The video package will give a look into their programs and services, as well as their beautiful facility […]
  • IAM Lobstermen Fight for Survival Amid Offshore Wind War May 4, 2021
    Hundreds of lobstermen, represented by IAM Local 207 in Maine, recently held a rally in the state capital of Augusta to call attention to the governor’s endorsement of offshore windfarms, a project that could decimate the fishing industry and destroy the livelihoods of thousands of lobstermen and their families. The post IAM Lobstermen Fight for […]
  • Workers’ Memorial Day Observance April 29, 2021
    The Machinists Union commemorated Workers’ Memorial Day with a private ceremony at the William W. Winpisinger Education & Technology Center in Hollywood, Maryland, recognizing members who lost their lives in the workplace. The past year has been especially difficult due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Names of fallen members were read and a bell was rung […]
  • Things Workers Need to Know After President Biden’s Address April 29, 2021
    President Biden rolled out his pro-union plan to rebuild the nation’s roads, bridges, water pipes, and expand broadband access during his first address to a joint session of Congress. We’re going to build the future with the #AmericanJobsPlan. We’re going to rebuild the middle class with the #PROAct.#JointAddress — Machinists Union ✈️🚊🚀 (@MachinistsUnion) April 29, […]
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