Register Now! Basic Communicator Class May 7-12

Registration is now open for the May 7-12 Basic Communicator Class held by the IAM’s Communication Department. The last Communicator Class filled up quickly, so get registered now in order to secure your spot! This a basic course geared toward lodge Communicators to upgrade their skills and take lodge communications to the next level. Instruction will be provided in messaging, news writing, internet research, desktop publishing, photography, video and social media practices. Because the...

IAM Members at Hawaiian Airlines Receive Profit Sharing Check

Approximately 2,500 IAM members at Hawaiian Airlines received previously unpaid 2014 and 2015 profit sharing in their December 2016 paychecks. This unprecedented payout by the company has never been extended to any union group and is the direct result of the good working relationship the IAM maintains with Hawaiian Airlines and the positive impact the IAM’s Board of Directors member, Joseph Guerrieri Esq., has had for IAM members at the carrier. “We thank Hawaiian...

And the Machinists Just Keep on Giving

From left, IAM District 751 Union Steward Van Nget, Business Representative Grace Holland and Work Transfer Representative Steven Morrison help load bags of food donated in Everett, WA, by viewers of KING 5 during the local television station’s annual Home Team Harvest food drive. The IAM tradition of giving to others in need continued this holiday season as volunteer Machinists were busy at work with food drives, toy donations and bicycle builds in Oregon...

Erwin Takes the Helm as NFFE’s 18th National President; Stamey Sworn in as National Secretary-Treasurer

The National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE) celebrated a changing of the guard as incoming NFFE/IAM National President Randy Erwin and National Secretary-Treasurer David Stamey were sworn into office. IAM International President Bob Martinez performed the honors in a ceremony at IAM Headquarters in Upper Marlboro, MD. The swearing in coincided with retirement of outgoing NFFE National President William Dougan. Erwin previously served as NFFE National Secretary-Treasurer and Stamey as National Business Representative from...

Enroll Now for the 2017 Federal Employees Advanced Program

Enrollment has been extended for the February 19-24, 2017 Federal Employee Advanced Program at the William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center in Hollywood, MD. The registration deadline has been extended until January 20, 2017. This program will be very helpful to stewards, officers and business representatives who serve members in the federal sector. The Federal Employee Advanced Program involves training in areas specific to the federal sector such as Unfair Labor Practices (ULP)...

New Las Vegas Local Hitting the Jackpot

IAM Local SC-711 Negotiating Committee IAM Sin City Local 711 is hitting it big in the city built on dreams. The burgeoning Las Vegas Local has reached several milestones since it was chartered in June. It’s exploded its ranks from 420 to 560 members in just two months, a 25 percent increase. “Membership goals are to organize, educate and encourage community involvement,” said Local SC-711 President Tom Coons. And they don’t plan on stopping...

Need Help? The IAM Member and Employee Assistance Program is a Phone Call Away

At times, trying to make it through life with just everyday stressors is tough. Add substance abuse, depression, addiction or mental illness and it can be downright unbearable. The IAM understands that in order for members to be able to perform their jobs at the highest possible level, they must be happy, have a clear mind and be free from outside distractions. The IAM’s Member and Employee Assistance Programs (MAP/EAP) assist workers and their...