Tell the Senate to Save Multiemployer Pensions, Support the Butch Lewis Act

The IAM sent a letter urging members of the U.S. Senate to cosponsor and support S. 2254, the Butch Lewis Act of 2019. This vitally important legislation, led by Sens. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Tina Smith (D-MN), Joe Manchin (D-WV), and Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) would help save financially-troubled multiemployer pension plans while protecting the … Read moreTell the Senate to Save Multiemployer Pensions, Support the Butch Lewis Act

New York Local 2310 at Special Metals End Strike, Net Contract Gains

Nearly 250 IAM members of Local 2310 (District 65) at Special Metals Corp. in New Hartford, NY voted to ratify a new deal recently ending a strike after more than three weeks. The members voted overwhelmingly to strike on August 16, pushing back against the employers draconian use of overtime, including weekends and holidays. Sixty-hour … Read moreNew York Local 2310 at Special Metals End Strike, Net Contract Gains

IAM Mourns Passing of Former IAM Transportation GVP William Scheri

The IAM mourns the loss of former IAM General Vice President of Transportation William “Bill” Scheri. He recently passed away. “We send our prayers to the Scheri family,” said IAM International President Robert Martinez Jr. “William Scheri was an invaluable part of the IAM Transportation Department and we will never forget his contributions to our … Read moreIAM Mourns Passing of Former IAM Transportation GVP William Scheri

Winpisinger Center 2020 Class Schedules Now Available

The IAM William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center has released its 2020 calendar of leadership, departmental and staff programs. “Our programs cover a diverse range of topics to ensure that IAM members, officers, and staff have access to training that will help them on the job,” says director Chris Wagoner. “Ultimately, the education received at … Read moreWinpisinger Center 2020 Class Schedules Now Available

Machinists Call Out Democrats Seeking NAFTA 2.0 Vote

IAM International President Robert Martinez Jr., recently submitted a letter   to a group of 14 House Democrats, urging them to halt pressure for a quick ratification vote on the proposed NAFTA 2.0 trade deal between the U.S., Canada and Mexico. This agreement will not be ready to be considered until its text is changed to … Read moreMachinists Call Out Democrats Seeking NAFTA 2.0 Vote

Contractors at Maryland Naval Annex Join the IAM

Defense contractors working in Southern Maryland at Solomons Island Naval Annex recently voted to join the Machinists Union. The 112 workers employed by AECOM perform skilled labor retrofitting and refurbish government equipment for the U.S. Navy. The win was the result of a longtime organizing campaign with District 4 and Local 4. Wages, benefits, working … Read moreContractors at Maryland Naval Annex Join the IAM

Hurricane Dorian Relief

Hurricane Dorian’s destruction is impacting the lives of many, including IAM members.  Here’s some helpful tips for those preparing for impacts as the massive hurricane skirts parts of the East Coast. In addition, here’s some help for those impacted by the hurricane, and a call for help from our members: If you can, please consider … Read moreHurricane Dorian Relief

AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Participates in IAM-Delta Labor Day Visibility

While many were enjoying their hard-earned Labor Day holiday with their families, AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler and other labor leaders spent their Labor Day assisting IAM-Delta Activists at a card signing and hand-billing event at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. The AFL-CIO, which represents 12.5 million union members nationwide, is a strong supporter of the IAM-Delta … Read moreAFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Participates in IAM-Delta Labor Day Visibility