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IAM Local 2068 Members on Strike at Silgan Containers in Illinois

More than 170 members of IAM Local 2068 are on strike for better wages, benefits and working conditions at Silgan Containers in Rochelle, IL. More than 170 members of IAM Local 2068 at Silgan Containers in Rochelle, IL have voted to go on strike after rejecting the company’s contract offer. The strike took effect just […]

Luther Williams Appointed IAM Midwest Territory Chief of Staff

IAM International President Bob Martinez has announced the appointment of Grand Lodge Representative Luther Williams to Chief of Staff of the IAM Midwest Territory, effective January 1, 2019. “I know Luther will continue his excellent service to our membership in his new role as Chief of Staff in the Midwest Territory,” said IAM International President […]

IAM’s Independent Drivers Guild Wins Historic Victory for New York Drivers

A two-year campaign by the worker-led and IAM-affiliated Independent Drivers Guild (IDG) paid off for drivers in New York City, after officials voted Tuesday morning to set the nation’s first minimum pay rate for app-based drivers.  The rate, set at $17.22 per hour after expenses, is calculated by the city Taxi and Limousine Commission as the contractor […]

Machinists Stand with Mexican Workers Seeking Free, Independent Unions

The Machinists Union joined democratic unions from around the globe in calling for an end of sham “protection” contracts and violence against union activists that have held Mexican workers down for generations. Just days before Mexico’s new president, Andrés Manuel Lopes Obrador, was sworn into office, the IAM was well represented in Mexico City for […]

2019 AFL-CIO Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Civil and Human Rights Conference

The AFL-CIO’s Civil, Human and Women’s Rights Department will host the 2019 Martin Luther King Jr. Civil and Human Rights Conference, January 18–21, 2019 at the Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC. The conference will celebrate Dr. King’s life and his legacy of working to improve our lives and the lives of future […]

Watch Live as the Winner of this Motorcycle is Announced

Log on to the IAM Western Territory’s Facebook page on December 13, 2018, at 1 p.m. PT / 4 p.m. ET as the winning name is drawn for this 2018 Harley Davidson 115th Anniversary Edition Street Glide Special. As hosts for the 40th IAM Grand Lodge Convention to be held in September 2020 in San Diego, the IAM Western Territory has promoted the raffle […]

NAFTA 2.0 Leaves Workers Out in the Cold

The United States, Mexico and Canada recently signed the revised NAFTA 2.0, or United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). The deal must still be ratified by all three countries. In the United States, the pact requires congressional approval.  Machinists Union International President Robert Martinez Jr. says the deal does not go far enough to help working people […]

Machinists Push Congress for Pension Solutions

The Congressional Joint Select Committee on Solvency of Multiemployer Pension Plans released a statement committing to continue their work to solve to the multiemployer pension crisis past Nov. 30. The committee was formed to find solutions to fund insolvent multiemployer pension plans solvency issues. The committee reached the statutory deadline without coming to an agreement on […]

Retired Connecticut IAM Member to Serve on Incoming Governor’s Transition Team

IAM Retiree John Harrity will be serving on the Energy Committee for Connecticut Governor-elect Ned Lamont’s Transition Team. Lamont was endorsed by the Connecticut State Council of Machinists (CSCM), who also turned out in force to support the campaign by knocking on doors and calling union members across the state. Harrity retired last March and […]

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