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Thousands Join Independent Drivers Guild

July 26, 2016

Thousands Join Independent Drivers Guild

New York City Uber drivers are gaining power and momentum, as they organize the Independent Drivers Guild , established by the IAMAW. The guild held an informational meeting in Queens for drivers to learn about membership benefits, a new tipping campaign, compensation iss...
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Trump's Troubling Trade Record

July 13, 2016

Trump's Troubling Trade Record

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Machinists Union Welcomes Platform Committee Vote Against Job Killing Trade Deals

July 9, 2016

Machinists Union Welcomes Platform Committee Vote Against Job Killing Trade Deals

Washington, D.C., July 9, 2016 – IAM International President Bob Martinez and fellow members of the Democratic Platform Committee meeting today in Orlando, FL, staked out a bold position on the critical issue of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) and other internat...
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Machinists at Lockheed Ratify New Contract

July 9, 2016

Machinists at Lockheed Ratify New Contract

July 9, 2016 – Members of District Lodge 776 voted today by a 75 percent margin to ratify a new agreement with Lockheed Martin. The contract covers about 2900 workers in Fort Worth, TX, Edwards AFB, CA and PAX River AFB, MD. The five-year, eight-month agreement deli...
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Labor Leaders Win Strong Fair-Trade Platform Language

July 9, 2016

Labor Leaders Win Strong Fair-Trade Platform Language

Orlando, FL, July 9, 2016 – Below is a joint statement from International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers President Bob Martinez, American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten and American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employ...
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Power Politician Blasts Trans-Pacific Partnership

July 1, 2016

Power Politician Blasts Trans-Pacific Partnership

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The IAM’s 730,000 active and retired members can be found in all 50 states in the U.S. and 10 provinces and three territories of Canada.

Our union is organized into seven territories to better serve our members. Geography defines five of those territories. Transportation covers a series of related industries. Headquarters combines administrative functions with recently merged or affiliated districts and lodges.

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WHY JOIN A UNION


Money  Generally speaking, union jobs pay significantly more than non-union jobs.  From top to bottom, industry to industry, region to region, union wages are roughly 15 per cent  higher than non-union wages.  It’s as simple as that.

Benefits  Pensions, medical insurance, paid vacation, holidays, personal holidays, sick pay, overtime premium pay, penalty pay and shift differential are generally not only better in a union shop, often the only way to obtain them is through a union contract.

Safety  The safety record of union facilities is demonstrably superior to that of non-union facilities.  A union contract gives employees the immediate right to insist on a safe work environment. 

Dignity  As a union worker you don’t have to put up with flaky bosses, arbitrary decisions, or co-worker harassment.  You can still be fired for substandard work performance, but you don’t have to tip-toe around in fear or be at the mercy of weird or grossly incompetent managers.  Because administering the provisions of a union contract requires a certain level of expertise, you tend to get better, more efficient bosses.  Instead of flitting about making arbitrary, off-the-cuff decisions, they’re forced to behave like “professionals.”

Security   The boss can’t walk up and fire you because he wants to give your job to his wife’s nephew, who’s looking for a summer job before returning to school.  Management can’t lay you off out of sequence.  They can’t demote you arbitrarily.  Nor can they prevent you, without sufficient cause, from promoting to the next higher job when it’s your turn.  African Americans and women didn’t get their fair shot at higher-rung manufacturing jobs until labor unions gave it to them, a fact that doesn’t receive enough recognition.

 

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Welcome to the Machinists Union! With nearly 700,000 active and retired members, the IAM is one of the largest and most diverse labor unions in North America. From Boeing and Lockheed Martin to United Airlines and Harley-Davidson, you will find IAM members across all walks of life. IAM members demand respect and dignity in the workplace. Together, we have been able to bargain for increased job security, higher wages and improved benefits.

If you are interested in joining the IAM family, you have come to the right place. The IAM is here to help you secure a voice on the job. Contact us for more information atorganize@iamaw.org or 301-967-4750.

Be a part of your success! Join today!

You work hard day in and day out. Now, take the first step toward securing higher wages, better benefits, job security and the respect in the workplace you deserve.

Why a Union?

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By forming a union, workers provide themselves with the opportunity to secure a voice in their workplace and ensure justice on the job. Union members are able to sit down with management as equals and bargain for better workplace conditions. For some, that might be higher wages and better benefits. For others it might be job security or fair treatment. Regardless of your specific needs, the union is here to help. Union members:

  • Earn wages, on average, 27 percent higher than non-union workers.
  • Are 54 percent more likely to have pensions provided by their employer.
  • Are more likely to have employer-provided health insurance benefits.
  • Have greater access to apprenticeships and training opportunities.

For more than 120 years, unions have fought for workers’ rights and the benefits so often taken for granted. Benefits like sick pay, leaves of absence, bereavement leave, holidays, vacations, retirement security and healthcare.

Why the IAM?

Machinist-Head-Shot OrganizingThe IAM is here to help you. We have an experienced and motivated staff of organizing and servicing representatives to lead you through your campaign. We work very hard to maintain our winning record. As an IAM member, you’ll have a collective bargaining agreement – a legal document that spells out your workplace conditions and how you are treated on the job. Your collective bargaining agreement will elevate you to an equal footing with your employer and ensure you are treated fairly and your voice is heard.

At the IAM, you will find one of the largest and most experienced unions in North America. You will find Machinists in aerospace, transportation, the federal government, automotive, defense, woodworking and several other industries. We represent workers at companies as diverse as Harley-Davidson, Southwest Airlines, Boeing, Pratt & Whitney, Freightliner, Tennessee Valley Authority and the Bureau of Engraving and Printing.

If you’re already in a union, we may be able to help you affiliate with the IAM. Being a part of the large, successful IAM can improve your bargaining power and provide many member-only benefits. Organizations like the Shipbuilders Union, Die Sinkers International Union, Patternmakers Union, International Woodworkers of America, the National Federation of Federal Employees and the Transportation Communications International Union have all joined the IAM family.

The Machinists Union strength can be seen and felt in everything that keeps North America moving. You too can be a part of North America’s Might. Call the Organizing Department at (301) 967-4750 or click here to fill out this form so we can contact you. Do it today! Let’s get started organizing right away!

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