2017 IAM Journal – She’s Ready To Fight. Are You?

As you read this edition of the IAM Journal, I hope you will appreciate the new direction we have taken with it, and the increased emphasis we have placed on our members. You will read about organizing successes and how the Machinists  Union has brought our jobs home from overseas. You’ll meet a few of our members who have served in our nation’s military, and you’ll be introduced to IAM retirees who defy age. Many…

More Than 800 Workers to Join IAM in Seattle

Ramp Service workers in Seattle offload an Alaska Airlines 737. The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) today announced that McGee Air Services, a subsidiary of Alaska Airlines, will begin operations in Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in early May, adding more than 800 new members into the IAM. The IAM-represented McGee Air Services workers will perform ramp service work previously performed by non-union Menzies Aviation.  “We are very proud to welcome these workers into…

Martinez Tells North American Companies to Bring Jobs Home

  IAM International President Bob Martinez is repeating his loud calls for companies to bring outsourced jobs back to North America. The IAM’s more than 600,000 members are highly-skilled workers who manufacture iconic products like Boeing airplanes and Harley-Davidson motorcycles. “We believe that the time is long overdue for policy makers to stand up to corporations who are all too willing to move jobs to Mexico, China or anywhere else in the world to take…

Dropkick Murphys Concert Helps Raise Money for Fallen Ohio Member’s Family

When the Dropkick Murphys took the stage for the sold out Ohio AFL-CIO Union Night in Columbus, OH, they did more than deliver a memorable Celtic punk concert. They played to lend a hand in the fight against right-to-work and to raise money for a fallen IAM member’s family. WATCH: Concert Helps Raise Funds for Fallen IAM Member The Ohio AFL-CIO made special anti-right to work T-shirts, which were sold at the concert. Five dollars…

Longtime IAM Member Warns of Job Costs Caused by Illegal Imports of Cheap Chinese Products

Dean McCoy (Center) Kentucky Local 1969 member Dean McCoy recently testified at an International Trade Commission hearing with an emotional five-minute plea that conveyed frustration felt by many middle-class workers who are forced to compete against cheap Chinese goods. Silence gripped the packed hearing room about a mile from the White House, as the 26-year IAM member gave a vivid account of damage caused by the illegal domestic dumping of Chinese imports, a violation that…

Despite Personal Heartache, Ohio IAM Family Strives to Help Others

Josh and Golda Gilkison, pictured with their three children, have made it their mission to advocate and spread awareness for heart disease after Golda was diagnosed with peripartum cardiomyopathy and chronic heart failure following the birth of their third child. Imagine how your life would change if you were informed that at the young age of 30, your wife and mother of your three children was diagnosed with chronic heart failure. This is the exact…

IAM Midwest Territory Cornhole Tournament Raises $3.7K for Guide Dogs

First, Second and Third place winners (left to right) of the IAM Midwest Territory Cornhole Tournament pose with General Vice President Philip J. Gruber (left of each photo) and Grand Lodge Representative Martin St. Peters (first picture right). The IAM Midwest Territory’s first-ever Cornhole Tournament raised over $3.7k for Guide Dogs of America (GDA). Nearly a hundred people, including 24 teams, from across the Midwest Territory and Chicagoland area took part in the IAM Midwest…

The IAM Disaster Relief Fund: By Members, for Members

With recent fires, flooding and tornadoes taking a terrible toll across the U.S. and Canada, you can make a big difference by donating to the IAM Disaster Relief Fund. The fund provides assistance when our members and their families are enduring hardships due to natural disasters. The IAM reacts quickly to these needs, often before other sources of assistance are able. This would not be possible without the support of those who have committed to…

How The IAM Is Working For You

Each department at headquarters has a specific purpose to make sure our members are represented fairly and effectively. Together, we have been able to bargain for increased job security, higher wages and improved benefits. Here’s a look at five departments: Politics & Legislation, Safety & Health, Retirees & EAP and Communications. The post How The IAM Is Working For You appeared first on IAMAW. Here is the original post on GOIAM