In Case You Missed This Week’s Activate L!VE

Wednesday’s edition of the IAM’s live webcast included recognizing Latina Equal Pay Day with Yanira Merino, National President of Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA). IAM Local 777 President Scott Hargas talked about community service efforts by members in Missouri, and Tim Ryan of the Student Resource Center talked about new benefits to help … Read more In Case You Missed This Week’s Activate L!VE

IAM District 54 Appoints First Woman Business Representative

IAM District 54 President/Directing Business Representative T. Dean Wright announced the appointment of Regina Wright as Business Representative/Organizer for District Lodge 54, effective January 1, 2020. Sister Wright has served as the District’s Communications Representative since 2012, and is a proud member of IAM Local 321. She also held the position of Communications Representative for … Read more IAM District 54 Appoints First Woman Business Representative

IAM Appoints McKinnon to Help Fight Plant Closings

IAM International President Robert Martinez Jr. announced the appointment of Matt McKinnon to serve as Special Assistant to the International President. McKinnon will focus on battling poorly negotiated trade agreements and the huge industrial sector gaps driving the latest rounds of plant closings, particularly in aerospace.  “Matt will play an important role in the field … Read more IAM Appoints McKinnon to Help Fight Plant Closings

IAM Members Taking Advantage of Free College Benefit

Education is the key to a strong labor movement and no one understands that more than Machinists Union members. More than 1,500 people have registered at Eastern Gateway Community College through the IAM Free College Benefit since its inception. The amounts to nearly $4 million in scholarships for IAM members and their families. Check out … Read more IAM Members Taking Advantage of Free College Benefit

Tell Congress: Call on Delta Air Lines to Stop Their Anti-Union Campaign

U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) is inviting fellow members of Congress to join him in calling on Delta Air Lines to immediately cease their anti-union campaign that has been extensively reported on in recent weeks. As Delta’s Flight Attendants and Fleet Service Workers decide whether to form a union with the IAM, Delta has engaged … Read more Tell Congress: Call on Delta Air Lines to Stop Their Anti-Union Campaign

General Electric Unions Preparing for Contract Talks

The entire General Electric Coordinated Bargaining Committee (CBC), a coalition of 11 unions including the IAM, recently came together to tour the Evendale GE Facility in Cincinnati, discuss upcoming negotiations and establish subcommittees. CBC Chairman/IUE-CWA President Carl Kennebrew set the foundation and provided the vision for the negotiations scheduled to start in June 2019. Bargaining subcommittees … Read more General Electric Unions Preparing for Contract Talks

Enroll Now for the 2019 Federal Employee Program

The IAM will conduct the Federal Employee Program June 23–28, 2019 at the William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center in Hollywood, MD. Due to limited class space of 30, only those who have not previously attended may enroll. Participants will be chosen on a first come basis, so do not delay. Completed enrollment forms … Read more Enroll Now for the 2019 Federal Employee Program

Spanish Leadership I Kicks Off 2019 at Winpisinger Center

The IAM’s world-class education facility, the Winpisinger Center, hosted its first Spanish program of 2019 with Spanish Leadership I from March 10–15. Participants from all over the United States and Puerto Rico Territory gathered for a week of intense training to study in a wide range of subjects. “I did not know what to expect … Read more Spanish Leadership I Kicks Off 2019 at Winpisinger Center

2019 AFL-CIO Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Civil and Human Rights Conference

The AFL-CIO’s Civil, Human and Women’s Rights Department will host the 2019 Martin Luther King Jr. Civil and Human Rights Conference, January 18–21, 2019 at the Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC. The conference will celebrate Dr. King’s life and his legacy of working to improve our lives and the lives of future … Read more 2019 AFL-CIO Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Civil and Human Rights Conference