‘I Delivered the Most Emotional, Heart-Filled Speech of my Life’

At last week’s IAM Communications Conference in Austin, TX, we got a chance to experience a heartfelt moment between a father and son. Robert Miller, directing business representative for District 98, introduced his stepson Cameron Conaway, a journalist and content marketer. Video: IAM Member Robert Miller Introduces Cameron Conaway This is Conaway’s account of his … Read more‘I Delivered the Most Emotional, Heart-Filled Speech of my Life’

GVP Babineaux Honored by Coalition of Black Trade Unionists

IAM General Vice President Diane Babineaux was recently honored at the 46th Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (CBTU) International Convention. Babineaux received the Dr. William “Bill” Lucy Legacy Award. Lucy is one of the most prolific African-American labor leaders. Babineaux was honored for her tireless years of service and dedication to CBTU and the labor … Read moreGVP Babineaux Honored by Coalition of Black Trade Unionists

Reminder: Government Employees Conference in September

Join government workers from all different sectors and parts of the country at the 2017 National Government Employees Conference September 17-21, at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas. The conference will be a great leaning experience with government representatives, expert subject matter speakers and panel discussions to help sharpen your communication and representative skills. Each federal … Read moreReminder: Government Employees Conference in September

Oregon IAM Member Working to Help Fellow Veterans

IAM member and Army Veteran Scott Lacey believes most people have the desire to support our nation’s military, but don’t always know how. He made it his goal to give members of his local an avenue to do just that. Lacey approached IAM Local 63 leadership with an idea to have T-shirts made with the … Read moreOregon IAM Member Working to Help Fellow Veterans

White House Budget Would Gut Federal Workers’ Retirement

The National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE) strongly condemned the White House’s first budget proposal. This budget would affect the retirement security of 2.1 million federal employees. NFFE National President Randy Erwin says the budget would destroy federal workers’ retirement.  “The President campaigned on being a champion for working people and protecting people’s retirement,” said … Read moreWhite House Budget Would Gut Federal Workers’ Retirement

CEO Salaries: More for Them, Less for Us

Last year, CEOs of S&P 500 Index companies took home an average of over $13 million in total compensation, according to the AFL-CIO’s analysis of available data. In contrast, production and nonsupervisory workers earned only $37,632, on average, in 2016—a CEO-to-worker pay ratio of 347 to 1. Check out the highest-paid CEOs and their companies … Read moreCEO Salaries: More for Them, Less for Us

Machinists Union Outraged at Harley Davidson’s Plans to Expand in Asia

IAM International President Bob Martinez is calling Harley-Davidson’s plans to open a production facility in Thailand a “slap in the face to U.S. workers who built an American icon.” The IAM represents Harley workers in Milwaukee, Kansas City and York, PA. “Harley-Davidson is going overseas and taking American jobs with it,” said Martinez. “While other … Read moreMachinists Union Outraged at Harley Davidson’s Plans to Expand in Asia

IP Martinez Joins Twitter

IAM International President Bob Martinez has joined the world of Twitter. His handle is @IAMBobMartinez . Martinez launched his Twitter account at the IAM Communications Conference in front of more than 100 IAM Local, District and International communicators. Proud to send out my first tweet! Let’s grow our union and protect working families. #VoiceActivation pic.twitter.com/ohDu6zraHY … Read moreIP Martinez Joins Twitter

Machinists Activate Their Voices at 2017 Communications Conference

More than 100 IAM Communicators from across the U.S. and Canada are in Austin, TX this week to strategize and learn how to amplify the IAM’s message. Follow along on Twitter with #VoiceActivation . So far, the 2017 IAM Communications Conference has featured trainings on video, social media and messaging, as well as discussions on … Read moreMachinists Activate Their Voices at 2017 Communications Conference