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

IAM Continues Fight for Federal Contract Worker Back Pay

More than 1 million federal contract workers went without pay during the 35-day government shutdown in early 2019, including thousands of furloughed IAM members. The IAM is fighting for the inclusion of language in the Senate’s fiscal year 2020 appropriations bill to ensure back pay to compensate federal contract workers for wages lost during the … Read moreIAM Continues Fight for Federal Contract Worker Back Pay

2019 Spanish Leadership Concludes at Winpisinger Center

The final 2019 Spanish program concluded last week at the William W. Winpisinger Center , as the school welcomed participants from the U.S., Canada and the Territory of Puerto Rico for Spanish Leadership I. The week started and ended with excitement all around. The program was the second highest turnout for Spanish Leadership classes, with … Read more2019 Spanish Leadership Concludes at Winpisinger Center

Con Broche de Oro Cierra Liderazgo en Español en el Centro Winpisinger

El programa final de español para 2019 concluyó la semana pasada en el centro educativo de IAM, el Centro Winpisinger , ya que el centro dio la bienvenida a participantes de Estados Unidos, Canadá y el Territorio de Puerto Rico para el liderazgo español I del 20 al 25 de octubre. La semana comenzó y … Read moreCon Broche de Oro Cierra Liderazgo en Español en el Centro Winpisinger

Illinois IAM Local 313 Members Strike Laura Buick GMC to Protect Pension

In a trend seen across the nation, more than 50 mechanics and service advisors of IAM Local 313 walked off the job at the Laura Buick GMC auto dealership in Collinsville, IL Saturday after a 100 percent rejection of the company’s final offer and a 100 percent vote to go on strike. In a trend … Read moreIllinois IAM Local 313 Members Strike Laura Buick GMC to Protect Pension