IAM Urges Senators To Protect Federal Workers

IAM International President Robert Martinez, Jr., is urging members of the U.S. Senate to sign on to a letter led by U.S. Sen. Gary Peters (D-MI) aimed at undoing some of the damage done by President Trump’s executive orders attacking the rights of federal workers. Peters led 43 of his colleagues in a letter requesting that … Read more IAM Urges Senators To Protect Federal Workers

How the Executive Orders Affect Federal Workers

PRESIDENTIAL EXECUTIVE ORDERS GUIDELINES TO FOLLOW The recent presidential executive orders end 40 years of legislative support for the right of federal union representatives to help colleagues file grievances, address sexual harass­ment claims, and gain whistle-blower protection. The orders will make it so that employers can use excessive punishment on employees for minimal issues, including … Read more How the Executive Orders Affect Federal Workers

Machinists Show Strong Presence at Metal Trades Conference

A contingent of 35 IAM Metal Trades members and officers, led by International President Robert Martinez Jr. and IAM Executive Council members, attended the AFL-CIO Metal Trades Conference September 30 through October 4, 2019 in Las Vegas. The week kicked off with a Guide Dogs of America golf tournament sponsored by the Metal Trades Department … Read more Machinists Show Strong Presence at Metal Trades Conference

Federal Workers Rally on Capitol Hill

National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE-IAM FD 1), American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers (IFPTE), National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU) and others recently hosted a rally on Capitol Hill featuring members from Congress and hundreds of supporters. The rally was organized to speak out against ongoing political attacks … Read more Federal Workers Rally on Capitol Hill

IAM Urges Congress to Act on Behalf of Federal Workers

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit overturned a lower court ruling blocking the implementation of three controversial Executive Orders taking aim at federal employee unions.The Executive Orders changed rules on federal employee collective bargaining, grievance procedures, office space, due process and official time. IAM International President Robert Martinez Jr. sent a letter … Read more IAM Urges Congress to Act on Behalf of Federal Workers

August Federal Employee Program Deadline Extended

The deadline to enroll for the August 18-23, 2019 IAM Federal Employee Program at the William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center in Hollywood, MD has been extended to July 12, 2019. Due to limited class space of 30, only those who have not previously attended may enroll. Participants will be chosen on a first … Read more August Federal Employee Program Deadline Extended

IAM, NFFE-IAM, AFGE, Others Rally to Save OPM

IAM, NFFE-IAM, AFGE, and other unions held a rally to save the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), the federal government’s human resources agency. The White House has recently threatened to abolish the OPM. The OPM provides critical support for government employees in all branches of the federal government. This proposed power grab by this White … Read more IAM, NFFE-IAM, AFGE, Others Rally to Save OPM

NFFE-IAM Members Mobilize to Save Job Corps Civilian Conservation Centers

NFFE-IAM members from across the country scored a major victory this week by saving the Job Corps Civilian Conservation Centers. Over 1,065 UDSA/Forest Service employees were in danger of losing their jobs if the USDA acted to terminate their role in operating the CCCs. This would have triggered the biggest layoff in the federal government … Read more NFFE-IAM Members Mobilize to Save Job Corps Civilian Conservation Centers

Still Fighting for Federal Contract Worker Back Pay

More than a million employees of federal contractors were furloughed or forced to work without pay during the longest government shutdown in U.S. history. Federal contract workers and their families are still feeling the impact and repercussions of that today. Ed Grabowski, IAM Local 2061 President, testified at the House and Reform Government Operations Subcommittee’s … Read more Still Fighting for Federal Contract Worker Back Pay

Machinists Reengage on Fight for Federal Contract Worker Back Pay

The Machinists Union, the AFL-CIO and members of Congress are still fighting to secure back pay for federal contract workers. More than 1 million federal contract workers went without pay during the longest government shutdown in history. After GOP Senators blocked inclusion of federal contractor back pay in the funding bill that ended the shutdown, … Read more Machinists Reengage on Fight for Federal Contract Worker Back Pay