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IAM Florida Sugar Workers Defeat Anti-Sugar Amendment

IAM Florida Sugar workers and the IAM Legislative Team have defeated an anti-sugar worker farm bill amendment that would have flooded the U.S. market with subsidized imports and depressed farmers’ take-home pay. The Foxx-Davis amendment would have caused the loss of thousands of U.S. jobs. Thanks to the IAM’s work on Capitol Hill, its defeat […]

Sign the Petition to Protect Pensions

Please sign the petition to urge Congress’s Joint Select Committee on Solvency of Multiemployer Pensions to support the Butch Lewis Act as the best solution to fund insolvent multiemployer pension plans and avert a looming retirement crisis for millions of Americans. The Butch Lewis Act (S. 2147), introduced by Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), would offer federally […]

Guide Dogs of America Honors IAM Midwest Territory and IAM District 837

Guide Dogs of America (GDA) honored the IAM Midwest Territory and members of St. Louis IAM District 837 for their 2017 contributions to the organization’s mission of providing the blind and visually-impaired with the gift of sight. Pictured from left to right: Chief of Staff Steve Galloway, General Vice President Philip J. Gruber, IAM District […]

Washington State District 160 Member Recognized by Boy Scouts

IAM Local 282 member and Bremerton Metal Trades Council Steward Keith Ciancio, a Logistics Management Specialist from Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) Division, Keyport’s Platform Integrated Product Support Branch (Code 434), was presented the George Meany Community Organization Award by the Kitsap County Central Labor Council for his impact on the Boy Scouts of America […]

DL 19 Provides Railway Labor Act Training to Local Lodge 754

District Lodge 19 Assistant-to-the-PDGC/Educator Andrew Sandberg recently conducted a two-day training session for Local Lodge 754 representatives of the Long Island Railroad (LIRR) in New York. The training introduced the 19 students to the Railway Labor Act (RLA) and the role that the labor-management relationship plays within the RLA.   “The training of our members […]

Entrenar-al-Entrenador en Español: Inscríbanse Ya

El movimiento obrero y las leyes que protegen los derechos de los trabajadores están siendo atacados fuertemente hoy en día así que es importante que nuestros miembros estén activos e involucrados en las logias locales y sus comunidades. Nuestros hermanos y hermanas deben ser capaces de promover y comunicar el sindicalismo y las luchas actuales […]

First Master’s Degrees Conferred in IAM’s Empire State College Partnership

Grace DiBartolo and Edison Fraser became the first two IAM members to earn master’s degrees through a partnership with SUNY Empire State College. The school’s graduation ceremonies took place June 7 at the Lincoln Center in New York City. DiBartolo is a Lead Customer Service Representative at United Airlines and serves as the grievance committee […]

Machinists Call on Boeing to Negotiate in South Carolina

After voting nearly two-to-one for the IAM, Boeing Flight Line Technicians in South Carolina officially have the legal right to negotiate a better life for themselves and their families. “The Machinists Union represents 35,000 members at Boeing locations throughout the nation,” said Mike Evans, IAM Boeing SC Lead Organizer. “For some reason, Boeing executives are […]

Watch International President Martinez’s Compelling Speech on Unity

The time is now for working people to unite like never before, said IAM International President Bob Martinez in a rousing speech to the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists. “I firmly believe that the time is now for a united, strong, unbreakable movement of working people standing for a better life,” said Martinez. “I cannot […]

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