How to Support Boeing South Carolina Workers

Workers at the Boeing South Carolina 787 assembly plants looking for respect on the job are battling a major anti-union campaign filled with lies and misrepresentation by management. Workers and their families are facing a barrage of television and radio ads urging them against joining the IAM. Voice your support on the Boeing Workers at South Carolina – BSC Facebook page. With help from their union-busting law firm, Boeing management is stooping to new...

Canadian IAM Member Makes History

Janet Andrews of IAM Local 764 has been elected as the Secretary-Treasurer of the New Westminster and District Labour Council (NWDLC), effective February 22, 2017. This marks the first time an IAM member has been elected to a full-time position with the council. Andrews joined the IAM in 1998 as a Customer Service Agent with United Airlines at Vancouver International Airport. She maintained her membership and union activism when United outsourced its Canadian operations...

Deadline Approaches for Retirees’ Assistance Program at Winpisinger Center

The deadline to register for the IAM Retirees’ Assistance Program is February 19, 2017. The Retirees’ Department is convening the program at the William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center in Hollywood, MD April 23-28, 2017. Download the call letter and registration forms in English or French. The program is designed to educate participants on a variety of geriatric and mental health issues. The IAM’s objective is to equip retirees with the skills to...

Machinists Blast National Right-to-Work (For Less)

If this week’s introduction of national “right-to-work” by U.S. Reps. Steve King (R-IA) and Joe Wilson (R-SC) has left you a little disheartened and feeling betrayed, you are not alone. Workers around the country are taken aback by an effort to weaken the one constant group that protects workers’ rights. Call 202-224-3121 and tell your Congressional Representative to reject national “right-to-work.” The IAM has called on politicians to focus on laws that would strengthen...

Wisconsin Machinists Win Attendance Grievance at Trane USA

In a perfect example of why an IAM contract is so valuable, approximately 450 IAM Local 21 production and maintenance workers at Trane USA Inc. in LaCrosse, Wisconsin have won a grievance against the company’s unfair attendance policy. At issue, was how the company was scheduling weekend overtime. Trane was requiring workers to work weekend overtime but failed to notify the workers that they had been put on the schedule. In each case, the...

Ohio Retirees Rally Up, Get Involved

Evandale, Ohio IAM Local 912 Retirees John Hill and Gary Chase attend a meeting to get informed on the starting of a new Retirees Committee. Nearly 50 retirees of Local 912 met at a luncheon last week in Evandale, OH to explore the formation of a new Retirees Committee. Local 912 president Eric Kratzer kicked off the meeting by thanking the group for attending, and for their overwhelming support the previous night to rally...

Only Three Days Remain to Enroll in the 2017 Veteran Services Program

Are you an IAM member with military service? Would you like to get involved in the IAM Veteran Services Program? You must register by Sunday, February 5 to be part of the third Veteran Services Program at the William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center April 2-7 in Hollywood, MD. The IAM understands military veterans can have unique situations and needs. This week-long course was developed to help IAM veterans themselves, better recognize those...

Kaniewski, Wright to Take Southern Territory Positions

IAM International President Bob Martinez has announced that Deirdre Kaniewski and Tim Wright will be taking positions in the Southern Territory. Kaniewski, a Communications Specialist and 11-year staff member at IAM Headquarters, will take over communications duties in the 14-state Southern Territory. Wright, a 29-year IAM member and Assistant Directing Business Representative at Tennessee District 711, will become a Special Representative. “I’m thrilled to be welcoming Deirdre and Tim to our team,” said Southern...

Tell Your Senator: Say No to the Anti-Labor Secretary

The pressure being applied to President Trump’s Labor Secretary Nominee is working. The hearing for fast food CEO Andrew Puzder has been delayed for a forth time, and there are reports that he is considering dropping out of consideration for the cabinet position. Click here to call or dial 1-866-829-3298 to tell your senator to oppose Andrew Puzder. Andrew Puzder is no friend of labor. His anti-worker record could fill a book: He’s railed...

National ‘Right-to-Work’ Law Would Be Devastating Blow to Working Families

Washington, DC – Robert Martinez, Jr., International President of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM), made the following statement about the introduction of national right-to-work legislation: “So-called right-to-work has done enough harm to working people in the states where it is law. Forcing it upon every state in the country would be a national disaster. “The facts speak for themselves. In states that prohibit employees and their employers from negotiating fair...