Machinists Union Urges House Finance Committee to Vote ‘Yes’ on Bill to Reauthorize Export-Import Bank

WASHINGTON, Oct. 29, 2019 – The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) today sent a letter to House Finance Committee members, urging them vote “yes” to approve Rep. Maxine Waters’ (D-Calif.) legislation that would create and sustain U.S. manufacturing jobs. The legislation, the United States Export Finance Agency Act of 2019 (H.R. 4863), would sustain U.S. … Read more Machinists Union Urges House Finance Committee to Vote ‘Yes’ on Bill to Reauthorize Export-Import Bank

Machinists Union Opposes Consideration of NAFTA 2.0 Until It’s Fixed

WASHINGTON, Oct. 16, 2019 – The House of Representatives should not vote on a renegotiated NAFTA agreement until critical flaws in U.S. trade policy are fixed, writes Robert Martinez Jr., International President of the 600,000-member International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) in a letter to members of Congress. The IAM has been a … Read more Machinists Union Opposes Consideration of NAFTA 2.0 Until It’s Fixed

IAM Members at Alaska Airlines Overwhelmingly Ratify New Contracts

Washington, D.C., Aug. 27, 2019 — The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) today announced its Alaska Airlines membership overwhelmingly ratified two contracts covering 5,000 Clerical, Office, Passenger Service, Reservations, Ramp and Stores Workers at the Seattle-based carrier. The five-year accords run through September 2024 and provide pay increases between 10-16 percent on … Read more IAM Members at Alaska Airlines Overwhelmingly Ratify New Contracts

Unjustly Fired Machinists Union Members Win Critical Legal Battle at Boeing South Carolina

Contact: Jonathan Battaglia, IAM 202-579-3212 jbattaglia@iamaw.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WASHINGTON, Aug. 19, 2019 – Five instances of company discipline and unjust terminations of IAM members at Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner manufacturing facility in North Charleston, S.C. have been found to be acts of unlawful retaliation against employees for their support of the union, a regional director … Read more Unjustly Fired Machinists Union Members Win Critical Legal Battle at Boeing South Carolina

Machinists, IBEW Members Vote to Accept Contract at General Electric

Contact: DeLane Adams, IAM 301-609-1387 dadams@iamaw.org WASHINGTON, Aug. 9, 2019 – Approximately 1,375 members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) voted overwhelmingly on Friday, Aug. 9 to accept an improved contract offer from General Electric. IAM and IBEW members in General Electric’s aviation and … Read more Machinists, IBEW Members Vote to Accept Contract at General Electric

Machinists, IBEW Reach Tentative Agreement with General Electric

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: DeLane Adams, IAM 301-609-1387 dadams@iamaw.org WASHINGTON, Aug. 7, 2019 – Negotiating committees for the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) at General Electric reached a tentative agreement with the company that offers significant improvements to the company’s proposal that was previously … Read more Machinists, IBEW Reach Tentative Agreement with General Electric

IAM President Martinez to Join Machinists Union Strike at Regal Beloit

Valparaiso, Indiana, July 31, 2019 – IAM International President Bob Martinez will join more than 100 members of Machinists Union Local 2018 for a strike rally at Regal Beloit Manufacturing on Friday, August 2, 2019. The rally is scheduled to begin at 11:00 am CST outside the Regal Beloit plant located at 2300 Evans Ave, … Read more IAM President Martinez to Join Machinists Union Strike at Regal Beloit

Illinois IKEA Distribution Center Workers Vote to Join Machinists Union

WASHINGTON, June 21, 2019 – A group of 186 distribution center workers at IKEA distribution centers in Joliet and Minooka, Ill. voted this Wednesday and Thursday to join the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM). IKEA is in the process of transitioning work from Minooka to its new facility in Joliet. “These hard-working … Read more Illinois IKEA Distribution Center Workers Vote to Join Machinists Union

IAM Reaches Tentative Deal for New Contracts at Alaska Airlines

Washington, D.C., June 18, 2019 — The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers today announced that it has reached tentative agreements on contracts covering approximately 5,000 clerical, office, passenger service, reservations, ramp and stores workers at Alaska Airlines. The tentative accords prohibit the outsourcing of work, increase base wage rates 14 percent, on average, … Read more IAM Reaches Tentative Deal for New Contracts at Alaska Airlines

Congress Demands Answers on Boeing South Carolina Union Supporter Firings; Company’s Refusal to Negotiate with IAM

May 22, 2019, WASHINGTON – More than 70 members of Congress, led by U.S. Reps. Mark Pocan (D-Wisc.) and Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.), sent a letter demanding answers from Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg about workplace procedures and recent terminations of six IAM union supporters at Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner production facility in North Charleston, S.C.. The members of Congress … Read more Congress Demands Answers on Boeing South Carolina Union Supporter Firings; Company’s Refusal to Negotiate with IAM