U.S. Union Membership Grows in 2017

Despite all the challenges facing organized labor, union membership grew by 262,000 in 2017, according to the latest report released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics . These numbers are impressive considering all the battles unions are fighting in … Read more

A Foundation of Solidarity

Three years ago, the situation felt almost hopeless. In one of the worst winters on record, members of IAM Local 219 at Bluegrass Station in Lexington, KY walked the picket line for nearly six months. This group of warehouse workers, … Read more

Trout and Contreras Join GST Auditing Team

IAM General Secretary-Treasurer Dora Cervantes has appointed Suzette Trout and Francisco “Frank” Contreras as Grand Lodge Auditors, effective January 1, 2018. “These two individuals exemplify our union and what we stand for,” said Cervantes. “Their knowledge and work ethics add … Read more