Supreme Corp.

A day after the White House nominated Brett Kavanaugh to be the next Supreme Court justice, the Machinists Union’s legal team is sharing their concerns after reviewing Kavanaugh’s disturbing judicial record.   The post Supreme Corp. appeared first on IAMAW....

Federal Worker Executive Orders: What Civil Servants Need to Know

Machinists Union (IAM) and NFFE Federal District 1 (NFFE-IAM) members at a growing number of federal agencies are reporting drastic changes to work rules and procedures. More changes can be expected as agencies seek to comply with President Trump’s executive orders (EO’s) concerning the federal workforce. Under the guise of “civil service reform,” each of the orders takes away rights from federal employees. The orders slash rights to negotiate workplace rules, protections against unfair...

Here’s How the Machinists Celebrated Freedom

Before the 4th of July, we put out a call for IAM members to share photos of how they celebrate our nation’s independence.  Here are some of our favorites. Thanks to everyone who participated! (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=v3.0’; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);}(document, ‘script’, ‘facebook-jssdk’)); Posted by William LePinske on Wednesday, July 4, 2018 (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs...

Taking Care of the Machinists at Boeing

In 1936, the IAMAW signed its first contract with Boeing in Seattle. Little did anyone know this relationship would last for nearly a century. “The Machinists Union and Boeing have become synonymous with a defining product that has changed the industry across the U.S. We are proud of that relationship and the work our members at this company turn out each and every day,” said IAM Southern Territory General Vice President Mark A. Blondin who...

Corpus Christ, TX Local Prepares for DynCorp Negotiations

Negotiating Committee for IAM Local 2916 from Corpus Christi, TX, along with staff members from District 776, participated in the Negotiation Preparation for Bargaining Committee’s program at the William W. Winpisinger Center in Hollywood, MD. The Locals represent employees at DynCorp International, which perform aircraft maintenance. The current contract with DynCorp International expires September 30, 2018. Recognizing that this promises to be a difficult round of negotiations, the Committee strategized to change bargaining history,...

Show Us How You Celebrate Freedom

We know how hard Machinists go on the 4th of July. BBQ and fireworks? Check. Water balloon fights and parades? Of course. So let’s see it! Post your July 4th selfies in the comments of our Facebook post or on Twitter using the hashtag #IAMerica. We will be sure to share the best posts. The post Show Us How You Celebrate Freedom appeared first on IAMAW....

Machinists at Setco Agree to Another Three

If your office is a “Big Rig” or a heavy duty truck, then you know you are going to need a clutch that goes the distance. That’s where the IAM comes in. Machinist members from IAM Local Lodge 1387 who work at Setco Automotive (N.A.) Inc. in Paris, TN inspect and if needed, rework some of the best specialty clutches in the business and the workers are happy to report, they will be doing it...

IAM Honors Aviation High School Graduates

Aviation High School recently held its annual graduation ceremony. Approximately 440 students received their high school diploma, with many earning their Airframe and Powerplant licenses certifying them to work as mechanics in the airline industry.    This year, both the Valedictorian and Salutatorian were presented with IAM scholarships. There were several other airline representatives and sponsors that presented the graduates with donations and prizes, but the IAM remains the only labor organization that awards students with...