Ohio Machinists Rally to Stop Right to Work

More than 100 union members, families and representatives braved subfreezing temperatures and strong winds Tuesday at IAM Local 1943 in Middletown, OH to rally against so-called “right to work” proposals. The anti-worker laws are under consideration in the U.S. Congress, the Ohio General Assembly, as well as several Ohio townships and city councils. #RightToWorkIsWrong rally … Read moreOhio Machinists Rally to Stop Right to Work

IAM Strategizes on Future of Work in South

The South has become a haven for U.S. manufacturing and foreign investment. It’s easy to see why. Without a union-represented workforce, corporations pay lower wages and provide less benefits. When a workplace is unionized, so-called right-to-work laws curb union power. Most politicians don’t say that overtly; they tout their “flexibility” and a “results-driven workforce.” The … Read moreIAM Strategizes on Future of Work in South

Why Privatizing Massachusetts Public Transit Would be a Disaster for Taxpayers, Workers and Riders

A large crowd descended on MBTA headquarters in downtown Boston on Monday as IAM Local 264 transit mechanics rallied with allies to defend taxpayers, workers and riders against the latest MBTA privatization scheme. Keep Public Transportation Public!! #PrivatizationIsABakerScam#PrivatizationIsAShortsleeveScam#mapoli#mbta pic.twitter.com/DdIvXwX843 — Machinists Union (@IAM264Boston) March 13, 2017 The MBTA mechanics were joined by community allies and … Read moreWhy Privatizing Massachusetts Public Transit Would be a Disaster for Taxpayers, Workers and Riders

These California IAM Mechanics Are Locked Out. Here’s How You Can Help.

Mechanics at Mossy Nissan in Oceanside, CA voted overwhelmingly to join the IAM, but have since been faced with a tremendous amount of adversity from a staunchly anti-union company. In spite of being locked out for well over a month, the workers have maintained their resolve and continue to hold a picket line outside the … Read moreThese California IAM Mechanics Are Locked Out. Here’s How You Can Help.

You Need This Training if You’re a Federal Worker

It’s an uncertain time to be a federal worker. Get the training you need at the IAM’s William W. Winpisinger Center. Three upcoming classes will help you prepare for whatever is ahead. Note that only those who have not previously attended the program will be enrolled. Participants are chosen on a first come basis, therefore … Read moreYou Need This Training if You’re a Federal Worker

Shopping on Amazon? Buy Today to Give 5% to Guide Dogs of America

Today, March 16, Amazon will donate five percent—10 times the usual donation rate—of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Guide Dogs of America! AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you’re familiar with, but by making your purchases through Smile.Amazon.com, five percent of eligible March 16 purchases will be donated to Guide Dogs of America. Visit Smile.Amazon.com to … Read moreShopping on Amazon? Buy Today to Give 5% to Guide Dogs of America

March 15 The Grapes of Wrath opens in theaters

On this day in labor history, the year was 1940. That was the day The Grapes of Wrath opened in movie theaters. Adapted from John Steinbeck’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel, John Ford directed the film, which starred Henry Fonda as Tom Joad. Pleased with the adaptation, Steinbeck stated, “it pulled no punches and was in … Read moreMarch 15 The Grapes of Wrath opens in theaters

It’s a Good Day to Thank This Boston Machinist

Boston’s railways will stay clearer during today’s blizzard because of the ingenuity of IAM Local 264 member Michael Haywood. Haywood, an MBTA Machinist, came up with the idea during a barrage of powerful 2015 winter storms. The transit system, which has more than a half-million riders daily, had been brought to its knees. The National … Read moreIt’s a Good Day to Thank This Boston Machinist