The Healthcare Bill is Even Worse Than We Thought

Twenty-four million people would lose health coverage in the next decade under the GOP’s attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act, the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office reported Monday . In January, President Trump promised to replace the ACA with a plan that provided “insurance for everybody.” Fourteen million people would lose insurance in the next … Read moreThe Healthcare Bill is Even Worse Than We Thought

Ammunition Supply Workers, Mechanics at Wisconsin Accent Controls Vote to Join IAM

The IAM Midwest Territory welcomes employees of Accent Controls in Fort McCoy, WI, the latest group to vote “IAM Yes” in an organizing campaign to bring workers better pay and benefits on the job. The 37 new ammunition supply workers and mechanics voted to join the IAM on February 15. They ratified a pre-negotiated contract … Read moreAmmunition Supply Workers, Mechanics at Wisconsin Accent Controls Vote to Join IAM

Proposed Law Would Kill Federal Employee Official Time by Attacking Retirement

Federal Workers, including IAM government employees and National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE-IAM) members need your help now to protect their rights to fair union representation. Congress is targeting the very existence of federal employee unions. House Republicans have proposed bills H.R. 1293 and H.R. 1364. Both are unnecessary attacks on federal employees who work … Read moreProposed Law Would Kill Federal Employee Official Time by Attacking Retirement

Ontario Hotel Workers Join IAM, Make Gains

Tired of scheduling problems and favoritism, 29 hospitality employees at the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel in Mississauga, Ontario have voted to join the IAM. “Scheduling, respect for seniority and continual favoritism by management were the key issues in this organizing drive,” explained IAM District 78 Organizer Roy Bhansingh. “These workers saw the improvements the IAM … Read moreOntario Hotel Workers Join IAM, Make Gains

Star Ratings Don’t Pay Bills: Tell Uber to Include In-App Tipping

The New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission is considering a rule to require a tipping option for all apps used to arrange and pay for For-Hire-Vehicle rides. Uber has been stubbornly unwilling to give our riders an easy option to tip. As a result, New York’s working drivers are losing thousands of dollars they … Read moreStar Ratings Don’t Pay Bills: Tell Uber to Include In-App Tipping

IAM Members Speak Out to Save Florida Sugar Industry

Florida lawmakers are considering a job-killing proposal to buy up and flood thousands of acres of south Florida farmland. Senate Bill 10 would result in yet another sugarcane mill closure and devastation to the local neighborhoods where IAM members live and work. The communities around Lake Okeechobee have already been hit hard by closures and … Read moreIAM Members Speak Out to Save Florida Sugar Industry

Minnesota Members Get Ready for Contract Talks

IAM Local 623 Negotiating Committee and staff attend Negotiation Preparation for Bargaining Committees program at the William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center in Hollywood, MD. Front row from left: Colleen Murphy-Cooney, Directing Buisness Representative; Terry Bachman, Steward; Nathan Luberts, Steward. Back row from left: Timothy Heisick, Committee Member; Todd Grundhoefer, Committee Member; Scott Burger, … Read moreMinnesota Members Get Ready for Contract Talks

IAM Welcomes Eastern Territory Special Representatives

Craig Hughes International President Bob Martinez announced the appointment of District 15 Business Representative Craig Hughes and District 15 Assistant Directing Business Representative Jim Conigliaro, Jr. to the position of Eastern Territory Grand Lodge Special Representatives. The appointment is effective March 1, 2017. “On behalf of the IAM, I would like to congratulate both Craig … Read moreIAM Welcomes Eastern Territory Special Representatives

Machinists Look Forward to Mark International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day will be globally celebrated on Wednesday, March 8, recognizing the contribution women make in the world and calling for gender equality. Recognition of International Women’s Day dates back to the early 1900’s. According to the U.S. Department of Labor , the percentage of women in the workforce has risen sharply in the … Read moreMachinists Look Forward to Mark International Women’s Day

IAM’s Martinez, Gruber and Conigliaro Visit York, PA Harley-Davidson Members

IAM International President Bob Martinez, joined by Midwest Territory General Vice President Phil Gruber and Eastern Territory General Vice President Jimmy Conigliaro, receives a signed gas tank from IAM Local 175 President Brian Zarilla on behalf of members in York, PA. International President Bob Martinez, Midwest Territory General Vice President Phil Gruber and Eastern Territory … Read moreIAM’s Martinez, Gruber and Conigliaro Visit York, PA Harley-Davidson Members