IAM Welcomes New Eastern Territory Chief of Staff

International President Bob Martinez announced the appointment of Grand Lodge Special Representative Jim Conigliaro, Jr. to the position of Chief of Staff for the Eastern Territory. The appointment was effective April 1, following the retirement of James Smith. “We are very fortunate to have someone with Jim’s experience, education and drive in this position,” said … Read more IAM Welcomes New Eastern Territory Chief of Staff

President Trump is Meeting with the Chinese President. Here’s What He Should Say.

Washington, DC, April 5, 2017 – IAM International President Robert Martinez, Jr., issued the following statement before President Trump’s summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping: “President Trump has said that American workers have suffered from an ‘unfair deal’ with China. We hope the President will stand for good jobs and simple trade justice when he meets … Read more President Trump is Meeting with the Chinese President. Here’s What He Should Say.

California Local Honors Lifetime Retirees, Including 105 and 104-Year-Old Members

San Leandro IAM Local 1584 honored retirees’ years of service at their annual luncheon. From left: Chris Rasmussen (40 years), Ariel Flores (65 years), Gene McIlwee (35 years), Joe Krauss (20 years), Robert Battle (20 years), Charles Doolin (60 years) and in front Leonila Alvarez (70 years). This year, San Leandro, CA Local 1584’s annual … Read more California Local Honors Lifetime Retirees, Including 105 and 104-Year-Old Members

Ontario IAM Automotive Members Ratify First Contract

By an overwhelming majority this past weekend, the 27 newest members of IAM Local 2332 ratified their first collective bargaining agreement with Superior Nissan, Superior Custom Detailing and Superior Used Cars, in Sault St. Marie, Ontario. “We came within four hours of going out on strike,” said IAM Grand Lodge Representative Ralph Martin. “The membership … Read more Ontario IAM Automotive Members Ratify First Contract

Submit Your Work: Deadline Approaching for the IAM Newsletter and Website Contest

So you write news stories or build websites for the union. Why not get recognition for your hard work? The entry deadline is May 5, 2017. InformationOfficial Call The IAM Newsletter and Website Contest is open to all local and district lodges in good standing with publications that are regularly distributed or mailed to members … Read more Submit Your Work: Deadline Approaching for the IAM Newsletter and Website Contest

Tell Congress to Protect the Department of Housing and Urban Development

Federal workers, including IAM government employees and National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE-IAM) members, need your help now to fight budget cuts to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The Administration is attempting to cut funding for HUD by $6.2 billion, which amounts to a reduction of over 13 percent from the prior … Read more Tell Congress to Protect the Department of Housing and Urban Development

Deadline to Register for EAP III Approaching

Time is running out to register for EAP III held June 25-30, at the William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center in Hollywood, MD. The deadline to register for the class is April 30. The IAM’s Employee Assistance Program equips EAP coordinators with the skills and resources to assist members who are seeking help for … Read more Deadline to Register for EAP III Approaching

Martinez: Trade Deficit Examination Long Overdue

This past Friday the White House issued an executive order that authorizes a large-scale research study of the nation’s trade deficit. The IAM has advocated for American manufacturing and fair trade for many years. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer acknowledged the IAM’s support for a review of U.S. trade policy during his daily press … Read more Martinez: Trade Deficit Examination Long Overdue