IAM, Other Manufacturing Unions Say NAFTA 2.0 Needs Major Changes

The IAM is leading a group of 12 industrial and manufacturing unions pledging to oppose NAFTA 2.0, should it come to a House vote without major changes to stop outsourcing and implement stronger labor standards, enforcement and rules of origin provisions.  Read the complete letter . The House should not consider a vote on the … Read moreIAM, Other Manufacturing Unions Say NAFTA 2.0 Needs Major Changes

IAM Locals Unite for Upcoming Negotiations with Crown, Cork and Seal

IAM representatives from across the country recently attended the Negotiation Preparation for Bargaining Committees program at the William W. Winpisinger Center in Hollywood, MD. The group is preparing to negotiate a new master agreement with Crown, Cork and Seal. More than 400 IAM members at four locations around the U.S. are covered under the current … Read moreIAM Locals Unite for Upcoming Negotiations with Crown, Cork and Seal

Laura Ewan, Experienced Labor Lawyer, Joins IAM Legal Team

IAM International President Robert Martinez Jr. has appointed Laura Ewan, an experienced labor lawyer who has represented the IAM and various IAM Districts in the Pacific Northwest, to associate general counsel in the IAM Legal Department. Over the course of her legal career, Ewan has represented public- and private-sector union clients, as well as individual … Read moreLaura Ewan, Experienced Labor Lawyer, Joins IAM Legal Team

Win a Princess Cruise at GDA Weekend

Looking for another reason to attend Guide Dogs of America’s annual charity weekend in Las Vegas ? Look no further – GDA will be raffling a Princess OceanMedallion vacation package valued at $3,000. Raffle tickets will be sold in person at all GDA sponsored Vegas events November 21-23. The weekend’s activities will culminate on Saturday … Read moreWin a Princess Cruise at GDA Weekend

IAM Mourns Loss of Former Grand Lodge Representative Don Whitaker

It’s been often said that, “the legacy of successful leaders lives on through the people they touch along the way. They invest in people, and encourage those who they develop to pass on everything they learn from them to others who will do the same. People are what matter in this world—not money or fame … Read moreIAM Mourns Loss of Former Grand Lodge Representative Don Whitaker

Big Contracts in Little Rock

October was a busy month for IAM representatives at District W2 as two of their contracts were back on the table. Machinist members ratified agreements with both aerospace contractor Delaware Resource Group (DRG) and manufacturer Koppers, Inc. in North Little Rock, Arkansas. Koppers, Inc. Negotiating Team L to R: Financial Secretary Rickie Allen, President of … Read moreBig Contracts in Little Rock

Registration Open for News Writing for Communicators Class

Registration is now open for the 2020 News Writing for Communicators Class held February 9-14, 2020 at the William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center. Applications for the class must be received no later than Friday, December 6, 2019. The News Writing class is designed to educate Local and District Communicators powerful writing skills to … Read moreRegistration Open for News Writing for Communicators Class

IAM Leading Charge Toward Global Aerospace Solidarity

IAM International President Robert Martinez Jr. recently led a Machinists Union delegation to a meeting of the world’s most powerful aerospace unions in Singapore. Martinez chairs the aerospace sector of the IndustriALL Global Union, which represents 50 million working people in 140 countries. The aerospace industry, worth $800 billion and employing millions of workers globally, … Read moreIAM Leading Charge Toward Global Aerospace Solidarity