Supporting Astronaut Life on Earth

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

Machinists and City of Memphis No Longer at Impasse

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

IAM Southern Territory Mourns Passing of Dave Haydon

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

IAM Strategizes on Future of Work in South

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

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