Connecticut Local 62A on Strike for Fairness at UTC

About 200 members of IAM Local 62A(District 26) at United Technologies Corp., in Cheshire, CT are striking for a fair contract. Pay at the plant is among the lowest for UTC aerospace plants, said IAM Local 62A President Mary White. The company also failed to budge on its proposal to raise health insurance costs.  Read: Pay, health insurance costs driving UTC aerospace strike Hartford (CT) Business Journal Members have been receiving support from the Connecticut State Council...

Support GDA with a Charity Banquet Program Ad

Guide Dogs of America’s annual Las Vegas charity weekend is on the horizon and arrives November 15-17, 2018. Purchase an ad in the official William W. Winpisinger Charity Banquet program for your organization, district or local lodge today. The deadline for program ads is October 31, 2018, so don’t delay. It is a great way to have your group recognized and support GDA at the same time. Register early to guarantee space for you and your...

New Economic Data Tool Available for IAM Members

IAM members, officers and staff now have a central location to find economic data in sectors important to our union. The IAM Strategic Resources Department built an interactive map showing data from every U.S. or Canadian state, province, territory and major city. Visit the website here. The site contains information on how jobs and wages have changed since 2000 in sectors including transportation, manufacturing and warehousing. It also shows how housing costs have changed,...

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 take local and district lodge communications to the next level. This class will focus on writing, photography and video...

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. Eastern Gateway Community College is a fully accredited college with degree programs in business management, accounting, criminal justice, associate...

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 need help now in the recovery process. You can help your Brothers and Sisters by donating to the IAM...

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 the areas of collective bargaining, healthcare, new technology and organizing. Attendees took part in breakout sessions discussing these areas...

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 and discounts available only to union members. Learn more about: Education Scholarships Employee Assistance Program Union Plus Visit IAM...

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, my pride in this union increases,” said Martinez. “The future is being built here in Southern California by the...