Fighting Machinists ‘Go Fishing’

“This is where we had our first date nearly 27 years ago,” explains Amanda, wife of Machinists member Randy Thomas.  She’s talking about Fate Sanders Boat Dock in Mt. Juliet, TN. “And he’s spent almost every weekend here since that day, fishing,” she says with a giggle. Randy Thomas, vice president of IAM Local 735 has been fishing, literally all his life. 07_26_2018_7GoFish 07_26_2018_5GoFish 07_26_2018_4GoFish 07_26_2018_3GoFish 07_26_2018_2GoFish 07_26_2018_6GoFish 07_26_2018_1_GoFish “I remember the mornings when...

Still Time to Enroll in September Young Workers Program

The IAM recognizes and values the contributions of our younger workers and is excited to host the Young Workers Education Program September 23-28, 2018 at the William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center. Click here for the call letter and enrollment form. The Young Workers Education Program will include sessions on the importance of young men and women in labor and the workplace, growing the union through involvement and preparing leadership pathways for the...

Government Workers Rally Against Union Busting

Wednesday thousands of federal workers around the country protested against White House executive orders aimed at weakening strong government unions. The ‘Red for Feds’ rally, which was centered in Washington, D.C., drew support from powerful politicians such as U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer of New York and Congresswoman Jan D. Schakowsky from the 9th district of Illinois. The post Government Workers Rally Against Union Busting appeared first on IAMAW....

Member from Army Depot Explosion Passes from Injuries

The IAM has been informed of the unfortunate passing of NFFE-IAM member Eric Byers. Byers was severely injured along with two other members in last week’s tragic explosion at Letterkenny Army Depot in Chambersburg, PA. Byers had previously been a member of IAM Local 321 and recently transferred to NFFE-IAM Local 1429. He leaves behind a wife and two young children. Please keep his family and his union brothers and sisters in your thoughts and...

Support IAM Federal Workers

Wear #RedforFeds on Wednesday to show your support for IAM federal workers and their rights on the job. Federal employees and their supporters across the country are asked to wear something red in solidarity for the rights of federal employees, including the right to legitimate representation, due process, and a meaningful voice in the workplace. The #RedforFeds event is in response to the three Executive Orders released last May that target the voice and...

TCU/IAM Convention on Activate L!VE

Don’t miss this Wednesday’s Activate Live from the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas, at the 35th Regular Convention of the Transportation Communications Union (TCU-IAM). This week’s show will include TCU National Vice President Matt Hollis and news highlights from across the Machinists Union. Activate L!VE webcasts live each Wednesday at 3 p.m. Eastern on: Facebook YouTube Twitter You can watch the replay of the show and previous shows anytime. The post TCU/IAM Convention on...

At Least Three Members Injured in Letterkenny Army Depot Explosion

Three NFFE-IAM Local 1429 members have been seriously injured after an industrial explosion and fire Thursday morning at Letterkenny Army Depot in Chambersburg, PA. The members were taken via medivac to a Maryland hospital in serious condition. Two more victims whose identities are unknown were taken to Chambersburg (PA) Hospital. One has since been released and the other is in unknown condition. It is unclear whether those two victims are bargaining unit members. IAM...

Portland Rallies to Support PCC Welders

IAM members and community supporters hosted a rally in Portland, OR demanding Precision Castparts sit down at the bargaining table with 100 welders who voted to go IAM last September. The rally marked the one-year anniversary of the election filing date for the highly skilled welders. “The support given us by the IAM has allowed me and my fellow welders to have the confidence and strength to keep our heads up and remain in the...

Taking Care of Machinists in the Sooner State

Wrapped up in the minutia of day-to-day living, we sometimes forget as labor representatives that what we do at the table changes lives. And there are a slew of machinist families in Oklahoma reaping the benefits of having a strong IAM contract. They deserve it as these are the hard-working Americans support our brothers and sisters in uniform. “The jobs our members perform at places like Tinker, Vance and Altus Air Force Bases are so...