Members at InTomes Ratify First Contract

Members of IAM Local 2401 recently ratified their first contract with InTomes Technical Services in Springville, NY. The group of skilled workers voted to join the IAM in December 2017. The four-year agreement with came after the bargaining unit unanimously rejected the company’s previous offer and authorized a strike. The agreement secured legally-binding language for the members including raises and a generous bereavement package. “The Bargaining Committee all did a tremendous job throughout the...

Machinists Honor the Fallen on Workers’ Memorial Day

More than 100 IAM members, family and friends gathered Monday to mourn and honor working people who have been killed, injured or sickened on the job this past year. The IAM Safety and Health Department hosted the annual Workers’ Memorial Ceremony at the William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center in Hollywood, MD. Watch the live stream of the Ceremony General Secretary-Treasurer Dora Cervantes spoke about the IAM’s commitment to preventing workplace tragedies that...

130 Years of Relationships

By the end of May, Red River Army Depot (RRAD) in Hooks, TX will lay off nearly 600 IAMAW and NFFE (National Federation of Federal Employees) members. It’s a decision that will ravage the local communities in both Texas and Arkansas. Since the announcement, the IAM has been doing everything it can to prevent this from happening but unfortunately, it may be out of our hands as this is a decision spurred by the...

Drivers Guild Rallies Against Bad Legislation

Nearly 400 members of the Independent Drivers Guild (IDG) rallied outside City Hall in New York yesterday prior to a hearing on a proposed bill that would tighten regulations on the industry and cost drivers even more money. The Independent Drivers Guild is a nonprofit affiliate of the IAM and represents 65,000 working drivers throughout the for-hire vehicle industry. Read the IDG Statement to the Committee on For-Hire Vehicles At the heart of the...

IAM Workplace Violence Survey Results Released

Workplace violence is a problem, no matter where you work. The IAM Health and Safety Department recently conducted a workplace violence survey. The survey identified trends that our members face on the job. Workplace violence may result in physical injury and can lead to medical treatment, missed work, stress and/or decreased productivity. Over 70 percent of survey participants experienced a violent incident, assault and/ or threatening behavior at work. Verbal and emotional assaults are...