Month: September 2018

Deadline Approaching for Advanced Communicator Program

The registration deadline for the December 2-7 Advanced Communicators Class held by the IAM’s Communication Department is quickly approaching. Do not miss the opportunity to secure your spot by registering before the October 5, 2018 deadline. This course is designed to expand on the basic communication aspects covered in the Basic Communicator class and upgrade skills to …

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IAM Members are Taking Advantage of Free College Benefit

Having a college degree is more important than ever, and IAM members around the U.S. and Canada are taking advantage of the Free College Benefit offered to members and their families. Since October 2017, IAM members and their families have been eligible to earn an associate’s degree from Eastern Gateway Community College at no cost. …

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Help Needed for IAM Members Affected by Hurricane Florence

Just days after Florence slammed into the North Carolina coast, the monstrous storm’s havoc continues to spread across much of the eastern United States. With a toll of more than 30 lives lost and floodwaters rising, it will take months to assess the brunt of its impact. Hurricane victims include Machinists Union members and they …

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IAM Members Working Toward a Bright Future in Aerospace

The 2018 IAM Aerospace Conference was held last week in Fort Worth, TX with nearly 300 delegates in attendance. International President Bob Martinez hosted the conference, which included a tour of the Lockheed Martin F35 production facility. View photos from the 2018 IAM Aerospace Conference. The conference focused on issues surrounding the aerospace industry in …

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Tap into the IAM Advantage

IAM Membership brings industry-leading contracts, good pay, respect on the job and much more. Find out more about the IAM Advantage, and spread the word about what our union offers its members. As part of the Machinists Union family, you have access to unique scholarship and educational opportunities, a broad variety of worker-based assistance programs …

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A New Local Lodge and New Leaders for the IAM in Canada

The Machinists Union recently welcomed more than 2,400 new members, as Local Lodge 1231 was chartered to represent Personal Service Workers in the Toronto area. A group of new leaders took part in the Leadership I program at the IAM’s William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center. The post A New Local Lodge and New …

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IP Martinez, GVP Allen Visit Members in San Diego

International President Bob Martinez along with Western Territory General Vice President Gary Allen, and other Grand Lodge and District Lodge staff members toured United Technologies (UTC) and Solar Turbines facilities to visit and connect with Machinists Union members in the San Diego area. “Whenever I have the opportunity to visit our members on the job, …

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IAM Mechanics Local 701 Joins Vocational Training Partnership with Chicago Mayor Emanuel, Chicago AFL-CIO

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announces a $12 million investment in career and technical education at Chicago’s Prosser Career Academy High School. IAM Automobile Mechanics Local 701 will assist the school in developing a 21st-century training program in automotive tech. IAM Automobile Mechanics Local 701 joined Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Federation of Labor …

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