Military Therapists Take the Fight to Management: A Military and Family Life Counselors (MFLC) Update

The joint nationwide MFLC organizing campaign by the Western Territory and the IAM Healthcare Department is proud to announce two more victories. The first at Ft. Benning, GA and the second at Ft. Bragg, NC. The 36 new Military and Family Life Counselors seized the moment and will now be on equal ground with management, … Read moreMilitary Therapists Take the Fight to Management: A Military and Family Life Counselors (MFLC) Update

How Your Local or District Can Support the 2020 IAM Grand Lodge Convention

The 40th IAM Grand Lodge Convention will be held in San Diego in September 2020. An important part of the Convention will be the 2020 IAM Commemorative Convention Book, and a popular feature of the book will be ads from our own Local and District Lodges. Proceeds from the ads will help offset the cost … Read moreHow Your Local or District Can Support the 2020 IAM Grand Lodge Convention

IAM Protecting Our Heroes – Military and Family Life Counselors (MFLCs) Update

Nineteen new MFLCs at Camp Lejeune and New River North Carolina, voted to join the IAM. These highly skilled military therapists provide outstanding care to America’s heroes and their families. After years of seeing their working conditions erode and enduring a $30,000, a year pay cut, the MFLCs decided to stand up to a company … Read moreIAM Protecting Our Heroes – Military and Family Life Counselors (MFLCs) Update

Another Organizing Victory in Healthcare

On Monday, September 9, 2019, 55 Military and Family Life Counselors or (MFLCs), at Ft. Bragg North Carolina, overwhelmingly voted to join the IAM. These Healthcare Professionals provide critical counseling to active military personnel and their families. The victory marks the fifth in a row. The Western Territory in conjunction with The IAM Healthcare department … Read moreAnother Organizing Victory in Healthcare

IAM Western Territory Raffle Raises Over $100K for Convention

Nearly $125,000 was raised in support of the IAM 2020 Grand Lodge Convention through the 2020 Grand Lodge Convention gold raffle and the MAK Grill raffle. Winners were drawn last week at the IAM Staff Conference in San Diego. “Congratulations to the winners. I thank all who participated in the raffles, and those that purchased … Read moreIAM Western Territory Raffle Raises Over $100K for Convention

IAM Family Members Awarded Union Plus Scholarships

Union Plus recently awarded scholarships totaling $170,000 to 108 students representing 34 unions. Among the recipients are five students from IAM and TCU/IAM families. Taylor Miller of Oswego, IL, was awarded a $4,000 scholarship. She is a physics major at Spelman College in Atlanta, and plans to pursue graduate degrees in interactive telecommunications and solar … Read moreIAM Family Members Awarded Union Plus Scholarships

Western Territory Joins Forces with IAM’s Healthcare Department

The Western Territory and the IAM Healthcare Department have embarked on a joint nationwide healthcare organizing campaign in an effort aimed at organizing Military Family and Life Counselors, or (MFLCs). MFLCs provide critical counseling services to veterans and their families. The MFLCs face many problems that are prevalent in working people’s lives, especially those in … Read moreWestern Territory Joins Forces with IAM’s Healthcare Department

Organizing Health Care Workers in the West

At the April 2019 Western Territory Organizing Summit General Vice President Gary R. Allen, challenged the territory leadership to seek out and launch organizing campaigns targeted at nontraditional industries. While many fields were discussed healthcare was listed as one of the most in need of justice on the job. Grand Lodge Representative Joe Solis, Special … Read moreOrganizing Health Care Workers in the West