No Court Can Stop Our Movement

The Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled against working people in Janus v. AFSCME, forcing so-called Right-to-Work laws on public sector workers across the country. The decision has been painted as a crushing blow to unions—and yes, it will further the power of corporate elites. But the Machinists Union, and the rest of the labor movement, is fully engaged and ready to fight back for a voice on the job for every working family. Share...

Machinists Taking a Stand for Freedom at Boeing South Carolina

New Machinists Union members at Boeing South Carolina are standing strong despite the company’s attempt to silence their voice. The Boeing Co. on Tuesday issued an appeal with the NLRB challenging the decision of Boeing Flightline Workers in North Charleston to join the IAM. The Flightline workers voted nearly two-to-one for the IAM. IAM International President Bob Martinez wrote a letter to the editor in the Wall Street Journal advocating for the South Carolina...

Wichita Bowls a 300 for GDA, Again

IMG_0046 IMG_0044 GDA Teresa Asia Blevins 2 2018 GDA Auction 2018 DSC_2283 DSC_2278 DSC_2267 DSC_2255 DSC_2245 IMG_0091 2 Northrock Lanes in Wichita, KS has the Machinists and the puppies to thank for filling nearly every single lane as the IAM raised close to $13,000 for Guide Dogs of America (GDA) during the District 70 Doggie Bowl event held last week. “IAM’s District 70 has outdone itself again as for the 6th year in a...

Celebrate a Union-Made Fourth of July

Make this year’s Independence Day celebration one that supports union workers by shopping Made in America. You can also text: MADE to 235246 on your mobile device to fill your cookout list with products made by union brothers and sisters. If you will be taking a trip or want to find fun activities nearby, the Union Plus Travel Center can help you locate deals too. Find union represented hotels and airlines, get car rental discounts and...

An Old Clock with a Timeless Story

On the wall, just outside classroom A at the William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center, is the new home of a clock with an important past. Forty years ago the clock was used by John “Jack” Henrion Jr. and other union members in Missouri to soundly defeat proposed so-called right-to-work legislation in the state. John Henrion, a good friend of IAM Grand Lodge Auditor Bryan Pinette, came across the clock when he was...

El plazo de inscripción para Entrenar-al-Entrenador pronto se acerca

La fecha límite para el programa de Entrenar-al-Entrenador pronto se acerca el viernes 13 de julio. Esta es la oportunidad perfecta para los hermanos y hermanas que han completado el Liderazgo Avanzado para promover su educación y conocimiento. El programa de Entrenar-al-Entrenador es el último de la serie de clases de liderazgo ofrecidas en el Centro de Educación y Tecnología del Centro William W. Winpisinger. No dejes pasar esta oportunidad. El programa de Entrenar-al-Entrenador...

Deadline Fast Approaching for Spanish Train-the-Trainer Program

The Friday July 13 deadline for the Spanish Train-the-Trainer program is fast approaching. This is the perfect opportunity for the brothers and sisters who have completed Advanced Leadership to further their education and knowledge. The Train-the-Trainer program is the final in the series of Leadership classes offered at the William W. Winpisinger Center Education and Technology Center. Don’t let this opportunity pass you by. The Spanish Train-the-Trainer will be held next month from August...

Machinists React to Supreme Court’s Anti-Worker Janus Decision

A statement from International President Robert Martinez Jr.: “The Janus decision is just the latest tactic of corporations and wealthy donors who want to take away our freedom at work. The radical right will never defeat a wave of working people joining together for a better life. Union membership is growing and we will continue to organize, mobilize and defeat those who want to destroy unions and silence workers. This is war and working...

Machinists Call Out Harley’s Outsourcing Blame Game

Harley-Davidson is blaming newly-imposed European Union tariffs on U.S.-made motorcycles for the company’s most recent plans to offshore production. Harley-Davidson already has plants in Brazil and India, and plans to open another this year in Thailand. “Harley workers are left wondering if Harley is still committed to manufacturing in America,” said IAM International President Bob Martinez. “Isn’t Harley afraid that replacing ‘Made in America’ with ‘Made in Thailand’ will destroy their iconic brand? If the...

Get Registered: 2018 IAM Aerospace Conference

2018 has turned out to be a big year for IAM members in the aerospace industry. We have experienced an organizing victory for flight line technicians working at Boeing in South Carolina, a victorious strike at Unite Launch Alliance and a new contract for the Fighting Machinists at Lockheed Martin. Building on this momentum, International President Bob Martinez will be chairing the IAM Aerospace Conference September 10-14, 2018 in Fort Worth, TX. Deadline to...