Hollywood Heavyweight Urges Unions to Fight Hard

Actor Danny Glover has maintained a successful career in Hollywood since the late 1970s, including appearances in the blockbuster Lethal Weapon film series. But the bright lights of Tinseltown haven’t dampened his enthusiasm for the middleclass workers and American labor … Read more

Lending a Helping Hand in Hard Times

IAM member Danny Cooke reflected on an emotional memory from his childhood. At the age of 10, he remembers receiving devastating news that his father had passed away suddenly. But during that tough time, local Machinist members offered a helping … Read more

Paving a Prosperous Path for Young Workers.

The U.S. automotive industry is in desperate need of highly-skilled auto technicians. In response, the IAM recently helped recruit fresh talent by arranging a career tour for 19 high school students who visited two auto tech facilities in New Jersey. … Read more

Not Your Average 9 to 5 Job

Meet Joel Woods. He’s a member of the IAM Maine Lobstering Union and has been harvesting the sea for more than 20 years. When he’s not hauling traps off the ocean floor you will find him capturing these rare, priceless … Read more

Community Learning Center Job Skills Training

The Community Learning Center in Fort Worth, TX prepares today’s workforce to meet tomorrow’s industry needs, by training the unemployed, underemployed and veterans. CLC provides training in high-skill trades like machining, welding, logistics, manufacturing and aerospace assembly. The center was … Read more

Senator Baldwin Pushes for Pension Protection Law

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) was joined by other powerful politicians, hundreds of Machinists Union members, news media and labor allies to promote the Keep Our Pension Promises Act, or KOPPA. The congressional legislation would restore the long-standing rule prohibiting … Read more

Senator Sanders Pushes for Pension Protection Law

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) was joined by other powerful politicians, hundreds of Machinists Union members, news media and labor allies to promote the Keep Our Pension Promises Act, or KOPPA. The congressional legislation would restore the long-standing rule prohibiting … Read more