‘A Good Union Job My Whole Life’: IAM Stalwart Celebrates 50 Years

IAM Retiree Mike Walsh, left, receives his 50 year pin and certificate from Eastern Territory General Vice President Jimmy Conigliaro, Sr. Mike Walsh will tell you he’s a very fortunate man. “I always told everyone that I was blessed,” says Walsh. Walsh recently celebrated 50 years as IAM member, a journey that began in 1966 as a mechanic for a truck and trailer dealership in Philadelphia. He would go on to work as a...

NFFE National President Dougan Accepts Theodore Roosevelt Award

NFFE-IAM National President William R. Dougan, center, accepts the Theodore Roosevelt Award from Office of Personnel Management Director Beth Cobert, right, and Deputy Director Andrew Maycock, left. National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE-IAM) National President William R. Dougan has been awarded the prestigious Theodore Roosevelt Award, the Office of Personnel Management’s highest honor, given to those who are courageous in defense of our nation’s merit principles. Dougan was presented the award by Office of...

Toppling the TPP

Hundreds of union members rallied in Washington, D.C. to celebrate the legislative death of the TPP, also known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership. But Senator Bernie Sanders says Congress has a long way to go as millions of Americans toil and tumble under economic insecurity. The post Toppling the TPP appeared first on IAMAW....

Trailblazing IAM General Vice President Diane Babineaux to Retire

Diane Babineaux, a longtime Machinists Union advocate for civil, human and women’s rights, will retire as a General Vice President of the IAM. Her retirement is effective June 30, 2017. Babineaux, a General Vice President since July 2013, has served in a variety of positions within the IAM since coming on board at IAM Headquarters. She was the first African-American woman to serve as a General Vice President of the IAM. “Diane has always...

Chicago Local 701 Auto Mechanics Strike to Protect Pensions

IAM Local 701 auto mechanics, along with volunteers, strike to protect their pensions at Roesch Ford and Roesch Ford Trucking Center in Bensenville, IL. Photo courtesy of Ryan Kelly of IAM Local 126. IAM Local 701 auto mechanics working at Roesch Ford and Roesch Ford Trucking Center in Bensenville, IL walked out on strike Thursday, November 10, 2016 when the employees voted not to accept the owner, Dan Roesch’s, offer of a 14-month “extension...

Registration Deadline for 2017 EAP I Class Approaches

With the holiday season quickly approaching, please don’t forget to submit your registration form for the February 2017 IAM Employee Assistance Program (EAP) I class by the December 12, 2016 deadline. Click for the call letter and registration forms in: English ǀ French The first IAM EAP I session will be conducted February 19-24, 2017 at the William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center in Hollywood, MD. The EAP program equips assistance coordinators with the skills and...

Tuition Can Be a Burden – Apply for an IAM Scholarship to Help

The 2017 IAM Scholarship Competition is now accepting applications. The deadline for submissions is February 24, 2017. Click here to see the eligibility rules and download applications. The IAM awards scholarships to: Children of IAM members (parent or guardian) applying for college Children of IAM members (parent or guardian) applying for vocational or technical school IAM members applying for college Since its implementation in 1960, the Scholarship Competition has continued to grow. This past...

Enter the Union Plus American Dream Sweepstakes

Being a union member has plenty of benefits and for Union Plus credit card holders, winning the American Dream Sweepstakes could be one of them. Click here to get the sweepstakes details. As part of celebrating the 30th anniversary of Union Plus, more than $100,000 in prizes are being given away through the end of the year. Twelve winners every week will receive $500 gift cards and one $30,000 grand prize will be awarded....

IAM Journal – 2014 Year End Review

Dear Brothers and Sisters, When our union celebrated its 125th anniversary of its founding in Atlanta in 1888, it was a time to reflect on how far we’ve come as a union and think about what we need to do to stay a strong and vibrant union well into the next 125 years. One task is to ensure our members know how diverse our union has become, both in the types of members we...

IAM Journal – 2015 Year End Review

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Since having the honor of becoming the IAM’s 14th International President in January, I’ve been taking stock of where the IAM is and where our members want us to go. The message is clear: Organize like our livelihoods depend on it, because they do. From the low-wage bastions of the South to Uber drivers seeking a fair shake in New York City, the IAM is responding to the calls of thousands of working...