Machinists Fighting to Save Hundreds of Red River Army Depot Jobs

The Machinists Union is mobilizing its membership and working with elected officials to fight against the latest round of announced layoffs to strike Red River Army Depot (RRAD) and the Texarkana, Texas community. Base command on July 16 announced plans to lay off 207 defense contract employees and 98 federal term employees by Aug. 31, 2018. If the layoffs proceed, more than 900 RRAD federal and contract workers will have been let go in the...

Pride and Unity on Display at TCU 35th Regular Convention

TCU/IAM members from across the nation gathered in Las Vegas last week for the 35th TCU Regular Convention. View the Facebook Photo Gallery TCU National President Bob Scardelletti proudly declared that the TCU/IAM 119th Anniversary is for everyone to celebrate. “We are among the oldest unions in America, in the beginning we were beaten, cursed, fired, blackballed, blood, sweat, tears and death,” said Scardelletti. “It took hundreds of thousands of members standing together and...

Full Circle

Being part of a union is being part of a family. We celebrate birthdays and anniversaries. We take time to honor holidays and special events. And we recognize the moments that gave shape to who we are. But it’s not often that all of this comes together in one local lodge meeting. 07_31_2018_5FullCircle 07_31_2018_4FullCircle 07_31_2018_3FullCircle 07_31_2018_2FullCircle 07_31_2018_1FullCircle “It was a very unique and wonderful opportunity to be at Local Lodge 1720 to not only honor a 50-year member...

Deadline Today to Register for 2018 IAM Aerospace Conference

Don’t miss the 2018 IAM Aerospace Conference September 10-14, 2018 in Fort Worth, TX. The deadline to register is today, July 31, 2018. This 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 United Launch Alliance and a new contract for the Fighting Machinists at Lockheed Martin. Building...

Federal Workers Speak: Cassandra Buckhanan

As the White House wages war against unionized federal workers, IAM-NFFE members are fighting back by sharing their stories about labor’s pride, power and patriotism. In part one of an on-going series we meet Cassandra Buckhanan, an IAM-NFFE member from Louisiana who works at the Veterans Administration.   The post Federal Workers Speak: Cassandra Buckhanan appeared first on IAMAW. Here is the original post on GOIAM...

IAM-NFFE Federal Workers Speak Out

As the White House wages war against unionized federal workers, IAM-NFFE members are fighting back by sharing their stories about labor’s pride, power and patriotism. In part one of an on-going series we meet Damaris Miller, an IAM-NFFE member from North Dakota who works at the Veterans Administration.   The post IAM-NFFE Federal Workers Speak Out appeared first on IAMAW. Here is the original post on GOIAM...

DOL Puts Stamp on IAM Grand Lodge Election

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has issued its official determination on the election of Grand Lodge Officers of the IAM. According to the DOL, IAM members held nominations and endorsements concluding in February 2018 and properly elected Robert Martinez Jr. as International President, Dora Cervantes as General Secretary-Treasurer and the following seven U.S. General Vice Presidents: Philip J. Gruber, Gary R. Allen, Sito Pantoja, Mark A. Blondin, James Conigliaro Sr., Rickey Wallace and...

Machinists: NAFTA Doesn’t Work

The Machinists Union joined U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) and other members of Congress to outline the principles that should guide the renegotiation NAFTA ahead of the Mexican economy minister’s visit to Washington. (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s); if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = ‘https://connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v3.1’; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);}(document, ‘script’, ‘facebook-jssdk’)); We need a new NAFTA that protects workers instead of continuing to outsource jobs and lower...

IAM, NFFE Federal Workers Rally on #RedforFeds Day

National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE-IAM) members and staff joined fellow union leaders and allies on #RedforFeds Day, a nationwide act of solidarity supporting federal civil service. The #RedforFeds rally was held in Washington, D.C. prior to oral arguments in a lawsuit filed by the IAM and 12 other unions against the President and the Office of Personnel Management. The suit was later consolidated with lawsuits from the National Treasury Employees Union, the American...

IAM Members Leading the Fight Against Right-to-Work-For-Less in Missouri

IAM members in and around Missouri are working hard to make sure voters know the negative impact right-to-work will have on working families. The Fighting Machinists are leading the Vote No on Prop A charge as the August 7 vote is fast approaching. Volunteers from IAM District 9 head out to knock on doors in St. Louis. (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s); if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id =...