Honoring the Fallen

On Saturday July 14, 2018, International President Bob Martinez took part in a Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier on behalf of all the members of the IAM. The post Honoring the Fallen appeared first on IAMAW. Here is the original post on GOIAM...

Honoring our Fallen

Atop a hill in Arlington National Cemetery, overlooking Washington D.C., sits the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier which has seen a continuous military guard for over 80 years. A white marble tomb rests about the grave of an unknown soldier from World War I inscribed with the words “Here rests in honored glory an American soldier known but to God”. On Saturday July 14, dozens of Machinists Union members joined International President Bob Martinez...

Our Fight to Save Red River Army Depot

The fight to save jobs at Red River Army Depot (RRAD) in Texarkana, TX is far from over. Behind the scenes, the IAMAW has been doing all it can to secure the future for the hard-working men and women who have made this depot the Army’s primary location for ground and tactical systems maintenance operations. “The IAM is deploying every resource necessary to save these jobs and preserve the important mission of Red River Army...

Civil, Human and Labor Rights, and the Supreme Court on Activate L!VE

Don’t miss this Wednesday’s Activate Live when Clayola Brown, President of the A. Philip Randolph Institute (APRI) and Ian Millhiser, Justice Editor for ThinkProgress will join us. Brown is widely considered an icon of the American civil, human and labor rights movements and is the first woman to serve as APRI’s president. Millhiser is the author of “Injustices: The Supreme Court’s History of Comforting the Comfortable and Afflicting the Afflicted.” His book lays out...

Martin Appointed Southern Territory Special Representative

IAM International President Bob Martinez has announced the appointment of Craig Martin to serve as Southern Territory Special Representative effective August 1, 2018. “As Directing Business Representative of District 161 for the past decade, he’s made it clear to all, that the labor movement isn’t a job for Craig,” said Southern Territory General Vice President Mark A. Blondin. “He fights for workers because it’s ingrained in his DNA. That’s what makes him a perfect fit...

IAM Families Awarded 2018 Union Plus Scholarships

The Union Plus Scholarship Program announced its 2018 winners totaling $150,000 in scholarships. The list includes members of two IAM families who were recognized for their academic achievement and exhibition of union values. Betta Lyon-Delsordo of Missoula, MT, daughter of  NFFE-IAM Local 60 member David Delsordo, has been awarded a $4,000 scholarship. Julia Pelletier of Blair, OK, daughter of IAM Local 135 member David Pelletier, has been awarded a $2,000 scholarship. Betta Lyon-Delsordo of...

A Troubling Pick for the Supreme Court

The White House, with its nomination of D.C. Circuit Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy on the U.S. Supreme Court, has chosen a man with a history of ruling against working people and their unions. “In terms of the business community, corporate interests and money, he is their dream choice,” said IAM General Counsel Mark Schneider. “He’s been very hostile to organized labor and working people throughout his time on the...

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. Here is the original post on GOIAM...

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...