The following post, which highlights IAM District 37 members, originally appeared on NASA’s website . It is reposted here with NASA’s permission. As the home of human space exploration, many people at NASA’s Johnson Space Center work to ensure astronauts safely and successfully explore space. Two buildings on-site and the staff within, however, are particularly … Read moreSupporting Astronaut Life on Earth
IAM District 75 Assistant Directing Business Representative Henry “Pappy” Perrigan recently decided to answer some of the many questions he gets about what type of job he has as a union rep. He posted his note on Facebook and we have included it here. I have been asked what type of job do I have … Read moreWhat Exactly Is a Union Rep?
Although you may see an “I” in the word Organize, the sentiment doesn’t match when the IAM is on the job. That’s especially true in the Southern Territory where, at times, organizing can be considered a team sport, with everyone sharing a spot on the starting line. That’s exactly what happened with the workers at … Read moreOrganizing As A Team
For the IAM’s Southern Territory, the count is now at 380 union men and women at Eglin Air Force Base in Northwest Florida. A unit that consists of both civilian and non-civilian workers all supporting our Great Military. “There is nothing better than offering those who served in the United States Military a good, high-paying, … Read moreOrganizing Those We Honor
The vote was set for 3:30 p.m. at the Memphis City Council meeting on March 21, 2017. That was public knowledge. What wasn’t known to is that minutes before the meeting started, labor and the city were still at the bargaining table. In the end, a measure was approved to overhaul the city’s impasse procedures—the rules that … Read moreMachinists and City of Memphis No Longer at Impasse
The IAM lost a true union leader when retired Grand Lodge Representative Frederick “Dave” Haydon passed away on March 16, 2017 at the age of 82. Haydon initiated into Crossett, AR IAM Local 1362 in May of 1963 and held his Machinist union card for more than half a century. He served as a District 37 … Read moreIAM Southern Territory Mourns Passing of Dave Haydon
The South has become a haven for U.S. manufacturing and foreign investment. It’s easy to see why. Without a union-represented workforce, corporations pay lower wages and provide less benefits. When a workplace is unionized, so-called right-to-work laws curb union power. Most politicians don’t say that overtly; they tout their “flexibility” and a “results-driven workforce.” The … Read moreIAM Strategizes on Future of Work in South
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