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Tuesday and Thursday published iMail from GoIAM.org

Machinists Unveil Bold New Strategy to Grow Union

The most significant shift in strategy to grow the Machinists Union is now being taught to members and staff. The new plan, approved by the Executive Council last year, is the culmination of a top-to-bottom review of the union’s organizing tactics. Each Territory reviewed and advised in formulating the new strategy. “The time for talk […]

A Foundation of Solidarity

Three years ago, the situation felt almost hopeless. In one of the worst winters on record, members of IAM Local 219 at Bluegrass Station in Lexington, KY walked the picket line for nearly six months. This group of warehouse workers, who offer logistical support for our Armed Services, had their own fight to take on. […]

What You Might Have Missed on Activate L!VE

This week’s Activate L!VE included a variety of topics including coverage of how Machinist Union members commemorated Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, a recap of the AFL/CIO MLK Conference in Houston, TX and District 711 Business Representative Bill Benson also joined the show to discuss a new contract ratified by members of IAM Local […]

Enroll in Federal Employees Collective Bargaining Program

The Machinists Union will conduct a Federal Employees Collective Bargaining program April 29–May 4, 2018 at the William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center in Hollywood, MD. The program will be useful to stewards and officers who negotiate in the federal sector. Training will focus on areas including negotiating ground rules, contract bargaining, mid-term bargaining, […]

Trout and Contreras Join GST Auditing Team

IAM General Secretary-Treasurer Dora Cervantes has appointed Suzette Trout and Francisco “Frank” Contreras as Grand Lodge Auditors, effective January 1, 2018. “These two individuals exemplify our union and what we stand for,” said Cervantes. “Their knowledge and work ethics add to an already strong auditing team. The GST department is proud to have them and […]

Reclaim the Dream

Machinists joined hundreds of activists in Houston for the 2018 AFL-CIO Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Civil and Human Rights Conference. This year’s theme, “Reclaiming the Dream: Strategize, Organize, Mobilize,” was about shifting the rules and building power so that working communities can thrive and families can enjoy the fruits of their labor. IAM General […]

Senate Republicans Target Social Security Administration for Cuts

In an effort to undermine public confidence in the future of Social Security, Senate Republicans are proposing massive cuts which will make it more difficult for Americans to access their hard-earned benefits. Tell Congress to reject cuts to the Social Security Administration and to fully fund the Social Security Administration in the 2018 federal budget. […]

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