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Updated: October 2, 2020 — 9:50 pm


  • Time is Up, Mitch McConnell—Stop Blocking Real Relief for America’s Families October 22, 2020
    Dear Sisters and Brothers, Our membership has stood strong throughout this pandemic. We have held up our end of the bargain to keep our economy moving, even while thousands of our own Brothers and Sisters have been laid off or furloughed. Even worse, far too many have been sickened or passed due to the fumbled […]
  • Broken Promise: Schneider Electric in Indiana October 22, 2020
    In February 2019, Schneider Electric announced they were closing the Peru, IN plant where electrical components have been produced for over 100 years, and moving the work to Mexico and other locations. The 300 highly-skilled IAM members working at the facility have since lost their jobs. “I was crushed. I mean, I planned on retiring […]
  • IAM Mourns the Passing of Retired Midwest Territory Chief of Staff Dean Kocina October 22, 2020
    The IAM mourns the loss of life-long labor activist and retired Midwest Territory Chief of Staff Dean Kocina, who passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at the age of 89. Kocina served his country honorably during the Korean War in the U.S. Army from 1951-1953 as a combat engineer. He served as a […]
  • Time to Make Your Voting Plan October 22, 2020
    With less than two weeks left until the U.S. election, it’s important to make sure you have a voting plan in place. Whether voting by mail, voting early in-person or voting on Election Day, knowing where to go and when is key. All the voting information you may need has been compiled at iam2020.org, the […]
  • Big Money is Buying an Anti-Union Supreme Court October 22, 2020
    When it comes to who is chosen to fill an open seat on the highest court in the United States, the process isn’t just a matter of picking a well-known judge from the lower courts. It’s a multi-million-dollar industry funded from hard to trace origins. Former U.S. Attorney and current U.S. Sen. Whitehouse (D-RI) does […]
  • Different Look, Same Hard Work October 20, 2020
    No one shook hands.  Everyone wore masks.  They practiced social distancing.  But that didn’t stop the participants who attended this year’s Georgia State Council of Machinists (GSCM) Conference which was held Oct. 11 – 13, 2020 in Macon, GA to accomplish some important items for Machinists. Twenty delegates representing five local lodges listened to Georgia […]
  • GDA Holding 2020 Virtual Vegas Fundraiser October 20, 2020
    This time of year Guide Dogs of America (GDA) is normally preparing for their biggest event – the Las Vegas Charity Weekend. GDA will miss seeing you this November, but there are some positive ways to make light of the situation. Think about all of the money you’ll save by not going to Vegas!   […]
  • Broken Promise: Dresser-Rand in New York October 20, 2020
    In February 2018, Siemens announced they were selling the Dresser-Rand government business and services portfolio and closing the historic Wellsville, NY plant, ultimately putting nearly 250 IAM Local 1580 members out of work. The plant has been operating for over 100 years and the IAM has represented workers there since 1942. Dresser-Rand in Wellsville is […]
  • Broken Promise: United Technologies in California October 19, 2020
    In July of 2018, United Technologies Corporation (UTC) informed IAM Local 755 they were going to lay off approximately 300 members from their Chula Vista, CA facility. IAM members have been making aerospace components at that location since 1941. “They’ll go to the cheapest corner of the world to make a profit,” said Juan Villalobos, […]
  • Machinists Union: Reported U.S.-Brazil ‘Mini’ Trade Deal is Another Example of Trump’s Broken Promises October 19, 2020
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 19, 2020 — Machinists Union International President Robert Martinez Jr. released the following statement regarding a reported “mini” U.S.-Brazil trade deal: “If recent reports are true, the Trump administration is working on a trade deal that will send more U.S. jobs out of our country, this time to Brazil. As reported today, in […]
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