• Virtual Town Halls to Showcase Working People During COVID-19 Crisis May 26, 2020
    No one knows better than union members that working people have been hit hard during this pandemic, as they remain on the front lines to ensure this country continues running. The hardest hit have been the most marginalized workers: women, LGBTQ workers, workers of color – citizens and non-citizens alike. The AFL-CIO is holding a […]
  • Coronavirus Relief Must Put Workers Ahead of Corporate Profits, Machinists Say May 21, 2020
    The IAM is endorsing a congressional push to put workers—not corporate profits—first and include strict corporate accountability measures in any coronavirus relief aid provided by the U.S. Treasury and Federal Reserve. U.S. Reps. Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), along with more than 80 lawmakers, sent the letter advocating […]
  • U.S. Dependence on Supply Chains in Mexico Exposed by COVID-19 May 21, 2020
    Pentagon officials recently raised serious concerns over disrupted supply chains located in Mexico due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The IAM has been warning about offshoring components and parts for years.  “Bringing supply chains home from Mexico and China will take more than tweets, press releases and op-eds by the Administration,” writes IAM Chief of Staff and Director […]
  • Machinists, ULA Mark Successful Milestone for U.S. Space Force May 21, 2020
    The Machinists Union played a major part in the May 17 successful launch of the United Launch Alliance’s Atlas V rocket carrying the U.S. Space Force X-37B autonomous spacecraft to orbit.  The launch from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida was the successful start of USSF-7, which is the seventh flight of the Atlas V. ULA […]
  • Double the Impact this Week with a GDA Donation May 21, 2020
    Your generosity will go twice as far when you donate to Guide Dogs of America this week. Every dollar donated will be matched, now through Memorial Day, May 25, 2020. GDA received a match sponsor for every dollar raised this week, up to $6,500. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to double your donation. Every […]
  • Machinists Denounce White House’s Attack on Social Security May 19, 2020
    The IAM and the Alliance for Retired Americans staunchly stand against the Trump administration’s proposal to allow Americans to cut their future Social Security benefits for some quick cash today. The administration wants people to “borrow” money from their own future Social Security benefits and then pay interest on it every year until they retire, […]
  • Tell Congress to Protect Our Pensions, Remove the GROW Act from Stimulus Bill May 14, 2020
    The House plans to vote this Friday evening on the HEROES Act (H.R. 6800), another round of much-needed relief to help working people during the COVID-19 pandemic. While this legislation includes many priorities the IAM fought for, including issuing an emergency temporary OSHA standard, extending unemployment insurance and subsidized COBRA benefits, it also includes a […]
  • District 751 Members Step Up to Tackle COVID-19 Crisis May 14, 2020
    IAM District 751 members in several shops at Boeing in Washington state are motivated to be part of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Some of their production has shifted to 3-D printed face shields to support healthcare professionals and cloth masks to protect fellow IAM members and other workers. Members in Everett, Seattle and […]
  • Michigan Local Honors Fallen Member by Making Masks for IAM Healthcare Heroes May 14, 2020
    Members of IAM Local 698 had not met an IAM Sister who recently passed from COVID-19, but they knew they wanted to do something in her memory. District Assisting District Business Representative Jeff McLeod made a Facebook post with a letter of condolences to members of Local 218 on the passing of Sister Lydia Lopez, […]
  • Washington State District 751 Hytek Members Approve New Contract May 12, 2020
    IAM District 751 members working at Hytek Finishes in Kent, WA continued to see the value of union membership as they ratified a new three-year contract when mail-in ballots were counted on April 24. Workers at this tier one aerospace supplier had identified wages as the top issue for this round of bargaining. Negotiators focused […]
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