North Dakota Local 2525 Members Ratify Rugby Contract

IAM Local 2525 Bargaining Committee members, left to right, Jamie Allard, IAM District 5 Directing Business Representative Dennis Mendenhall, Maynard Hall and Jaiden Creary negotiated a new three-year contract for IAM members at Rugby Manufacturing in Rugby, ND. Members of IAM Local 2525 have ratified a new agreement with Rugby Manufacturing in Rugby, ND.   The three-year contract includes wage increases of 2.9 to 4 percent each year for senior employees (24+ months), a...

Spread the Word: IAM Communications Conference Coming Soon

If you are a District or Local Lodge Communicator, or a member who would like to improve the way our union connects with each other and the public, the IAM Communications Conference is the place for you. Join the Communications Department May 21-24, 2017 in Austin, TX for a fresh take on the best ways of communicating with our Sisters and Brothers. The conference will feature guest speakers, workshops and hands-on training in an...

Be the Process: Come to the IAM Legislative Conference

Join hundreds of IAM members May 8-10, 2017 in Washington, DC to lobby for policies that actually benefit the workers in our country and not the corporations. As part of the 2017 IAM Legislative Conference, Fighting Machinists from across the United States will be hitting Capitol Hill to remind their elected representatives of who they are supposed to represent. Download the call letter, hotel reservation form and other important information. Be a part of...

Now is the Time to Enroll in Spanish Leadership

The next four years promises to be a challenging time for the labor movement and workers in general. Now is the time to stand strong and send the message of diversity and inclusion to our nation’s leaders, communities, and within our own union, and the key to that message is education. The time to enroll for the Spanish Leadership I class is upon us. As described in the official Call Letter to all Local...

El Tiempo Ha Llegado Para Inscribirse a Liderazgo en Español

Los próximos cuatro años serán un gran desafío para el movimiento obrero y para los trabajadores en general. Hoy es el momento de mantenerse fuertes y enviar el mensaje de la diversidad y la inclusión a los líderes de nuestra nación, las comunidades y dentro de nuestra propia unión, y la clave de ese mensaje es la educación. El tiempo para inscribirse para la clase de Liderazgo I en Español ha llegado. Como se...

Government Issues Clarification on Hiring Freeze

The IAM and the National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE-IAM), along with a coalition of federal employee unions, have won an important clarification after the president’s across-the-board federal hiring freeze. Workers who were offered a job on or before January 22 and are scheduled to begin work on or before February 22 will still be allowed to begin their new jobs, according a guidance memo from Office of Management and Budget acting director Mark...

IAM Welcomes U.S. Withdrawal from TPP and Plans to Renegotiate NAFTA

President Trump formally withdrew the U.S. from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and announced plans to renegotiate NAFTA, two trade deals with dire consequences for working people. What his administration does next is the real question. The IAM, and a strong coalition of labor and other groups that successfully blocked the TPP last year, have laid out a trade agenda that will help Trump fulfill campaign promises to bring U.S. jobs home. “The IAM is...

South Carolina Boeing Workers to Vote on IAM Representation

Boeing workers who build the 787 Dreamliner in North Charleston, SC will have the chance to vote to join the IAM. The IAM filed a petition on January 20, with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to hold a secret-ballot union election for approximately 2,850 production employees at the Boeing Co. in North Charleston, S.C. “Boeing workers just want to be treated with the respect they deserve,” said IAM Boeing SC Lead Organizer Mike...

IAM Members Join March for Women

In a show of solidarity, IAM members joined millions of others across the U.S. and Canada to march in Saturday’s historic Women’s March. Watch: Women’s March on Washington “I’m here because it’s the right thing to do. I’m a stand up, speak out kind of woman. I’m not just gonna sit here.” – IAM General Vice President Diane Babineaux Two powerful #1uWomen! @AFLCIO Sec-Treas @lizshuler & IAM General Vice President Diane Babineaux at #WomensMarchOnWashington....

Federal Hiring Freeze Hurts Everyone

When many people heard the phrase “drain the swamp,” they believed it to mean cleaning Washington D.C. of corrupt politicians and lobbyists. President Trump may have been referring to the workers who keep all facets of our government programs running smoothly. He signed an Executive Order yesterday that prohibits any additional new hires in the federal government, barring some national security positions. “Freezing hiring in the federal government is a bad idea,” said National...