Machinists Show Solidarity to Puerto Rico

Machinists Union members recently delivered a strong message of solidarity to Puerto Rico at the labor movement’s chief gathering of Latino activists. IAM International President Bob Martinez, the first Latino president of a major international union, gave the keynote address to the Labor Council for Latin-American Advancement (LCLAA). “I am here to tell you that the Machinists Union stands with LCLAA—shoulder to shoulder—today, tomorrow and forever as we face every challenge together,” said Martinez....

U.S. Senators Call on Boeing to Negotiate in South Carolina

Twenty-three U.S. Senators, led by Sen. Sherrod Brown (Ohio), sent a letter urging the Boeing Co. to respect the decision of Flight Line Technicians in South Carolina who voted on May 31, 2018 to join the Machinists Union (IAM). South Carolina @Boeing workers who voted to join the Machinists Union have the support of @SenSherrodBrown and 22 other U.S. Senators. Today they called on @BoeingCEO Dennis Muilenburg to respect these workers’ voice and negotiate...

Union Until I Die

“I will be Union until the day that I die,” Larry Keel says without pause. This sentiment is one of many reasons that the organized labor community in Alabama presented him with the 2018 Labor Person of the Year Award. “When they told me, I said ‘Oh My God, I would be honored.’ It was such a humble feeling,” says Keel remembering when he found out the news. “Honesty, integrity and loyalty are the three words...

Maryland Car Show to Raise Money for Guide Dogs

Enjoy a day of fun with cool cars, trucks and motorcycles while raising money for a great cause at the 2018 Rides for Guides Car Show. The event benefiting Guide Dogs of America, the IAM’s favorite charity, is October 13 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center in Hollywood, MD. There is a $20 show entry fee. There will be trophies for the Top 25 vehicles,...

NAFTA Negotiations on Track But Not Done

The White House recently announced that the U.S. and Mexico have agreed to a new NAFTA deal. An agreement has not been made with Canada and Congress must approve any pact. Five labor leaders, including IAM International President Bob Martinez, released a statement on the news: “NAFTA has had a devastating impact on workers for more than 25 years. We are aggressively engaged in pursuing an agreement that works for working people in all...

Register Now for the 2018 Metal Trades Conference

Time is running out to reserve your room for the 2018 AFL-CIO Metal Trades Department Conference October 8-11, 2018 at Bally’s Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Register now, as the block of rooms at the special rate is nearly sold out. Deadline for the special rate is September 7, 2018. Register today. IAM members should be prepared to attend the IAM Delegates meeting on October 9 at 9:30 a.m. to discuss issues at...

Service To The Community: Puerto Rico

Machinists Union members who attended the convention of the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA) gave back to the community in San Juan, Puerto Rico. They cleaned and painted a school that will be used for a women’s shelter, Casa Rosanna. The post Service To The Community: Puerto Rico appeared first on IAMAW....

Machinists, Federal Unions Victorious in Executive Order Legal Challenge

A federal district court judge late Friday struck down key provisions in three of President Trump’s executive orders relating to government policies for federal workers. Lawsuits filed by the IAM and a coalition of federal unions, including the National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE-IAM), claimed the president exceeded his authority when he issued the orders changing rules on federal employee collective bargaining, grievance procedures and official time. U.S. District Court Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson...

Update on government glitch that threatens livelihoods of IAM-NFFE police officers

Filipe De La Cruz, a police officer at Camp Pendleton and a loyal IAM-NFFE member, was at the Winpisinger Center Training Center in Maryland. He gave the Machinist Union’s communications department an update about a heavily publicized accounting error by the U.S. government that devastated his local lodge. Civilian police officers at the Marine installation in California, who’re proud members of NFFE-IAM Local 919, were notified in April 2017 that the an eight-year payroll...