A View from Above

Check aerial footage of the beautiful William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center in Hollywood, MD. The venue, which is owned and operated by the International Association of Machinists, is the only large-scale training center in the American labor movement. … Read more

Nothing Less than Excellence

As NAFTA negotiations continue in Washington, Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO, recently met with union leaders and politicians. After a several-hour meeting of labor minds, Trumka says working-class leaders didn’t waver and strongly agreed on mandatory conditions of a … Read more


IAM recently joined other organizations in delivering more than 350,000 petitions demanding that NAFTA’s expansive corporate rights and protections and Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) be eliminated during renegotiations. ISDS allows corporations to sue countries for alleged discriminatory practices, with outcomes … Read more

IAM Awarded Nearly 400K

The IAM has been awarded three Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS) grants totaling nearly $400,000.   FMCS grants are available to labor-management partnerships aimed at defining and confronting workplace problems and developing long-term solutions. The three grants were awarded … Read more

The Little Engine That Did

It was 1967 and the world looked very different than today. The Vietnam War was raging. O.J. Simpson was having a stellar year as a running back at USC. Elvis Presley married Priscilla in Las Vegas. The world’s first human … Read more

IAM Opposes China’s Unfair Trade Practices

IAM Chief of Staff and Director of Trade and Globalization, Owen Herrnstadt, testified before the U.S. government regarding China’s unfair trade practices in the aerospace industry.  Citing numerous transfers of production to China, including the building of Boeing’s 737 finishing … Read more

IAM Supports the Jones Act

IAM International President Bob Martinez sent a letter to members of the U.S. Senate  opposing the exemption of Puerto Rico from the Jones Act, following the disastrous hurricanes in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The Jones Act has … Read more