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Machinists Union Applauds Hillary Clinton's Strong Stand Against TPP

August 11, 2016

Machinists Union Applauds Hillary Clinton's Strong Stand Against TPP

Washington, D.C., August 11, 2016 — The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) today commended the unequivocal opposition to the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) by Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clin...
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IAM Voters Vow to Win Back Washington

August 9, 2016

IAM Voters Vow to Win Back Washington

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Striking Oklahoma Machinists Showing Solidarity

August 9, 2016

Striking Oklahoma Machinists Showing Solidarity

IAM Local 850 members, family and community supporters entered the second week of a strike against Alutiiq Commercial Enterprises at Tinker AFB in Oklahoma City to save their pensions. Now into the second week of a strike at Tinker Air Force Base, IAM Local 850 civil engi...
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Fort Benning Tech Support Workers Vote IAM Yes

August 9, 2016

Fort Benning Tech Support Workers Vote IAM Yes

Instructors and technicians at Fort Benning in Columbus, GA have voted to become the newest members of IAM District 131. Sixty-three employees of a Fort Benning service contractor, CSRA, have voted to join the IAM. The new members are highly skilled instructors and techni...
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TWU-IAM Wins Big Raises for American Airlines Workers

August 9, 2016

TWU-IAM Wins Big Raises for American Airlines Workers

Approximately 30,000 American Airlines ground workers will receive industry-leading wage rates, a lump sum payment and retirement improvements thanks to an interim agreement negotiated by the Transport Workers Union-IAM Association. Both sides will continue joint contract...
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Labor Department Gives IAM Boost to Launch Apprenticeship Programs

August 9, 2016

Labor Department Gives IAM Boost to Launch Apprenticeship Programs

The IAM has been approved for inclusion in the U.S. Department of Labor’s ApprenticeshipUSA LEADER initiative. The LEADER program connects the IAM with other similar unions and companies to help develop best practices. “This is a benefit to the IAM and our mem...
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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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