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Category: News

A Priceless Union Benefit

It’s a recurring question heard on shop floors around the globe.  Why do I need a union? Well, ask 43-year IAM member Steve Tucker of Local 2385 and you’ll find out. For more than four decades, Tucker has been clocking into the Goodman/Daikin plant in Fayetteville, TN where he worked in maintenance. As a Shop […]

How the IAM Supports Its Own

Article written and submitted by District 947 Communicator Devin Ablard. People always ask exactly what a Union does. The simple answer is that a union supports you and your family: at work, at home, and yes, even at school. Every June, the International Association of Machinists awards a number of applicants with $1000 a year […]

IAM Wood, Pulp and Paper Council Poised to Grow Presence in Sector

IAM wood, pulp and paper workers are doubling down on efforts to organize their industry and grow bargaining power. Two more organizers will be added to the Woodworkers Department, International President Robert Martinez Jr. announced at the 2019 IAM Wood, Pulp and Paper Council Conference this week in Biloxi, MS. The council also created a […]

One Year Deal for Machinists at McConnell AFB

IAM Local 708 members in Wichita, KS have ratified a new collective bargaining agreement with FlightSafety Services Corporation (FSSC), securing a one-year contract that comes with substantial increases and security for the future. “I admire the strength and solidarity of these Machinists, many of whom fought for this country. They are more than deserving of […]

Two IAM Families Awarded 2019 Union Plus Scholarships

The Union Plus Scholarship Program announced its 2019 winners totaling $170,000 in scholarships. The list of 108 students includes members of two IAM families who were recognized for their academic achievement and exhibition of union values. Kaitlyn Neal of Las Cruces, NM, daughter of IAM Local 2515 member Ronald Neal, has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship. […]

Washington State Congressional Delegation Shows Support for IAM Boeing SC Workers

As first reported by The Stand (A news service of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO and its affiliated unions), the Washington State congressional delegation sent a letter to Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg and Machinists Union International President Robert Martinez Jr. The letter expresses the delegation’s dissatisfaction with the explanations Boeing used to justify the […]

IAM Testifies to Fund Export-Import Bank

The Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank, an independent federal agency that issues loans to foreign buyers purchasing U.S.-built products. The Ex-Im Bank’s ability to support U.S. manufacturers and workers, particularly in the aerospace industry, one of the last sectors in which the U.S. enjoys a positive balance of trade with the rest of the world. Owen Herrnstadt, […]

IAM Voices Activate in Las Vegas

The 2019 IAM Communications Conference in Las Vegas concludes today and its nearly 200 delegates took part in a program that included guest speakers, discussion panels and group sessions. IAM International President Bob Martinez opened day two with remarks to the delegates about the importance of communications in its ongoing organizing efforts. “I want to […]

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