Tell Your Representative on Jan. 4: Hands off Medicare

It’s urgent. With Republicans in charge of Congress and the executive branch, retirees are in facing most hostile political climate we’ve seen in a generation. We need all hands on deck. Make a commitment today. Sign up to call Congress on January 4th and tell them Hands Off Medicare! Paul Ryan and Donald Trump’s nominees for Secretary of HHS and Director of the Office of Management and Budget are preparing to measures to privatize and…

Two Week Strike Ends in Victory for Illinois Hollister-Whitney Members

IAM Local 822 members in Quincy, IL are back on the job after a nearly two-week strike against employer Hollister-Whitney. IAM Local 822 members in Quincy, IL are back on the job after a nearly two-week strike against Hollister-Whitney, an elevator parts company. The more than 240 members returned to work after voting in a new proposal Wednesday, December 14. The Machinists went on strike in early December after voting down the company’s proposal, which…

Machinists Show Giving Spirit this Holiday Season

The IAM and its members have always taken the time to find ways to give to those in need. This holiday season, across North America, that spirit is on display in a variety of ways. 12_15_2016_Giving7 12_15_2016_Giving6 12_15_2016_Giving4 12_15_2016_Giving5 12_15_2016_Giving3 12_15_2016_Giving2 12_15_2016_Giving1 View Images Hide Images IAM Local 1280 in Newark, OH, along with the Electrical Workers (IBEW) and the Glass, Molders, Pottery, Plastics and Allied Workers (GMP), bought and assembled 125 bikes and helmets…

200 Maryland Veterans Home Workers Say ‘IAM Yes’

IAM Pax River Local 4 (District 4) notched an important victory for more than 200 workers employed at the HMR Veterans Home in Mechanicsville, MD. The workers voted overwhelmingly to join the IAM on December 14. The facility exclusively serves the needs of Maryland veterans and their eligible spouses. “Bryan Stymacks from Local 4 and District 4 Business Representative Mark Duval did a tremendous job,” said Eastern Territory General Vice President Jimmy Conigliaro, Sr. “I’d…

IAM Salutes Retiring NFFE National President Bill Dougan

NFFE National President Bill Dougan, center, receives a commemorative plaque from IAM General Secretary-Treasurer Dora Cervantes, left, and General Vice President Rickey Wallace, right, at Dougan’s retirement reception. William “Bill” Dougan, National President of the National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE-IAM), is retiring after nearly four decades of service to the federal workforce. His last day on the job was December 15, 2016. Dougan, a former U.S. Forest Service worker and NFFE president for the…

Texas Local 2082 Makes Gains Amid Tough Times

The IAM Local 2082 Negotiations Committee, joined by IAM District 776 Business Representative Doyle Huddleston and IAM Southern Territory Special Representative James Little. Members of IAM Local 2082 recently ratified a five-year agreement full of gains with Kaiser Aluminum, even as the Sherman, TX aluminum extrusion plant faces hard times. The five-year agreement covering nearly 80 members includes a $1,000 ratification bonus and four general wage increases of 1.5 percent in the second year, and…

Spanish Leadership Working Group Builds Toward Future

The Spanish Leadership Working Group (SLWG) recently met at the Winpisinger Center to review and update class material and plan for 2017 Spanish Leadership and Spanish Staff classes. Members collaborated and brainstormed about the best methods to support and strengthen the IAM. Discussions on outreach to participants for the Spanish Leadership classes, the student’s subsequent return to their lodges and communities as prepared activists, and the importance of involvement were vital topics. “As always it…

El Grupo de Liderazgo en Español Construye hacia el Futuro

El Grupo de Liderazgo Español (SLWG) se reunió recientemente en el Centro Winpisinger para revisar y actualizar el material de clases y planificar, los cursos para afiliados y personal de la IAM, para el año 2017. Los miembros colaboraron y reflexionaron sobre los mejores métodos para apoyar y fortalecer a la IAM. Las discusiones sobre cómo atraer más participantes para las clases de Liderazgo en Español, el retorno posterior del estudiante a sus logias y…

2017 IAM Communications Conference

InformationOfficial Call (EN)Official Call (FR) The 2017 IAM Communications Conference is scheduled for Sunday, May 21 through Wednesday, May 24, 2017, at the Hyatt Regency Austin, 208 Barton Springs Road, Austin, TX 78704.   A special room rate has been arranged at the Hyatt Regency Austin for $209 for a single or double room. Reservations can be made by calling 888-421-1442. An online reservation may be made at http://iam4.me/17CommConf. Ask for the IAMAW group rate. The cutoff date…