• 2020 IAM Scholarship Winners May 28, 2020
    The IAM is pleased to announce the 2020 Scholarship winners. An impartial committee of educators selected 16 recipients for this year’s awards. We congratulate the winners and thank all those who participated in the competition. The post 2020 IAM Scholarship Winners appeared first on IAMAW.
  • Machinists Stand Against Roll Back of Paycheck Protection Job Provisions May 28, 2020
    The IAM, the Transportation Communications Union (TCU-IAM) and 14 other unions are pushing Congress to drop a corporate-backed proposal to roll back job retention requirements in the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The PPP, a small business loan program created by the CARES Act, was created to keep people working by protecting their paychecks and benefits. […]
  • NASA’s Return to Space Rescheduled for Saturday May 28, 2020
    The IAM, the largest union at NASA, will have to wait a few more days to witness the first launch of NASA astronauts into space from U.S. soil in nearly a decade. Wednesday’s launch was scrubbed due to weather, but the mission, dubbed Launch America, has been rescheduled for Saturday, May 30 at 3:22 p.m. […]
  • IAM Photo, Newsletter, and Website Contest Deadlines Extended May 28, 2020
    Due to the unforeseen circumstances we are all facing, the deadlines for the 2019 IAM Newsletter and Website contests and 2020 Photo contest have been extended to Friday, July 3, 2020. The IAM is encouraging all IAM district and local lodge communicators to take part in the contests. This is a great opportunity to highlight […]
  • 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, […]
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