IAM Wins Certification at Alaska Airlines, United Ground Express

The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) today won certification as the representative for 5,500 employees at Alaska Airlines and United Ground Express. The National Mediation Board (NMB) certified the IAM to represent the entire Clerical, Office, Fleet and Passenger Service Employees craft or class at Alaska Airlines, Inc. The NMB certification confirms … Read moreIAM Wins Certification at Alaska Airlines, United Ground Express

Higher Pay, Pension Top New Crown Cork & Seal Union Contract

As a show of solidarity with members on the shop floors, members of the IAM Crown Cork & Seal Negotiating Committee donned IAM solidarity t-shirts on the final day of negotiating a new three-year master agreement covering nearly 320 IAM members across four states. Front row, left to right: Rick Mickschl, Grand Lodge Representative; Earl … Read moreHigher Pay, Pension Top New Crown Cork & Seal Union Contract

Do You Know Where Your Nabisco Treats Are Made? Check the Label

The next time you plan to purchase cookies or other products of snack-maker Nabisco, check the label. If it’s not made in the U.S. or Canada, don’t buy it. Save your hard-earned dollars in support of IAM and other union jobs.          Support the “Check the Label” campaign . Mondelēz International, the Nabisco brand’s … Read moreDo You Know Where Your Nabisco Treats Are Made? Check the Label

2017 IAM Journal – She’s Ready To Fight. Are You?

As you read this edition of the IAM Journal, I hope you will appreciate the new direction we have taken with it, and the increased emphasis we have placed on our members. You will read about organizing successes and how the Machinists  Union has brought our jobs home from overseas. You’ll meet a few of … Read more2017 IAM Journal – She’s Ready To Fight. Are You?

Machinists Union to Join Sen. Sanders in Introducing Pension Protection Bill

May 8, 2017, Washington, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, IAM International President Robert Martinez, Jr., and other advocates will speak at a “Keep Our Pension Promises Act” news conference on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 106. Sanders and U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur are introducing the “Keep … Read moreMachinists Union to Join Sen. Sanders in Introducing Pension Protection Bill

‘A Blatant Attack on Working Families’: House Passes So-Called Health Care ‘Reform’

The American Health Care Act has narrowly passed the House of Representative by a vote of 217-213. Twenty Republicans joined every House Democrat in opposing the bill. The legislation will now move to the Senate for debate. IAM International President Bob Martinez issued the following statement: “This is another rushed and flawed attempt at health … Read more‘A Blatant Attack on Working Families’: House Passes So-Called Health Care ‘Reform’

Machinists Union Responds to Growing Chinese Aerospace Industry

China’s first modern large jet, the C919, manufactured by Chinese state-owned aerospace manufacturer COMAC, is expected to make its maiden flight on Friday. The commercial plane threatens to become direct competitor to the Machinists Union-made Boeing 737. COMAC has benefited from technology offsets of North American and European competitors. Boeing plans to open a 737 … Read moreMachinists Union Responds to Growing Chinese Aerospace Industry

North Carolina Machinists Raise Money for Local Children’s Hospital

Members who participated in the IAM Local 1725 first annual Union Golf Tournament signed an event poster. Proceeds for the event went to the Levine Children’s Hospital in Charlotte, NC. More than 100 people took a swing at raising money this week for the Charlotte, NC, Levine Children’s Hospital at the IAM Local 1725 first … Read moreNorth Carolina Machinists Raise Money for Local Children’s Hospital

IAM Headquarters Raises Nearly $7K for March of Dimes

IAM Grand Lodge employees and families once again donated and volunteered their time to support the March of Dimes by raising over $6,900 this year. This is the 16th year the union has sponsored the charity and has raised more than $80,000 to date. Volunteers held chili lunches, bake sales, participated in Blue Jeans for … Read moreIAM Headquarters Raises Nearly $7K for March of Dimes