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Tuesday and Thursday published iMail from GoIAM.org

IAM Voices Heard at State of the Union

Machinists Union International President Robert Martinez Jr. attended the State of the Union address as a guest of U.S. Rep. Donald Norcross (NJ-01). Martinez is working to bring attention to back pay legislation for federal contract workers after the longest government shutdown in U.S. history.  Norcross’s bipartisan Fairness for Federal Contractors Act (H.R. 824) would retroactively pay up […]

Machinists Urge Congress to Hold Amtrak Accountable

The Machinists Union is urging members of Congress to add their names to House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and Rep. Dan Lipinski’s (D-IL) letter to Amtrak CEO Richard Anderson.  The letter seeks information on a number of recent changes that have been plaguing Amtrak’s stakeholders, including, but not limited to, passenger […]

Solidarity Brings Gains in New Contract for Maine Machinists

IAM Local 2740 members employed at the SAPPI mill in Skowhegan, ME overwhelmingly voted to accept a new three-year contract Thursday evening. District 4 millwrights had unanimously rejected a previous offer, also voting to authorize a strike.   Negotiators were able to win significant improvements after returning to the bargaining table. “The members decided the first […]

IP Martinez to be Voice of Federal Contract Workers at State of the Union

Machinists Union International President Robert Martinez Jr. is attending the State of the Union address as a guest of U.S. Rep. Donald Norcross (NJ-01) to sound the alarm on securing back pay for federal contract workers after the longest government shutdown in U.S. history. Norcross recently introduced the bipartisan Fairness for Federal Contractors Act (H.R.  824) to […]

Machinists Celebrate Black History Month

February is Black History Month, and the IAM is proud to recognize the valuable role African Americans play in our country and the labor movement. To begin, we are honoring the legacy of A. Philip Randolph, a staunch leader in the civil rights and labor movements. The Sleeping Car Porters merged in 1978 with the Brotherhood of Railway and Airline Clerks, now […]

Aerospace Crossing Divides

“We must work together to take care of the Working Class,” said IAM Southern Territory General Vice President Rickey Wallace. “Southern Territory, Midwest Territory, Canada and the USA…we are all in this together. We are all fighting for workers. That especially rings true for a cutting edge industry such as Aerospace.” The IAMAW’s aerospace contracts have left a […]

Three New Staff Appointments in IAM Western Territory

International President Bob Martinez has appointed Brother Ryan Carrillo as a Special Representative and Brother Gary E. Allen as Communications Representative. In addition, Western Territory General Vice President has appointed Brother Robert ‘Bob’ Simoni as an Associate Organizer. Brother Ryan Carrillo hired into CymStar LLC as an Electronic Technician at Ft. Irwin, CA and attended […]

Big Win at Fort Campbell

  Newest Machinist Members of Technica Group at Fort Campbell U.S. Army Base The Southern Territory is proud to announce we have some new members to add to our union family. We welcome nearly 140 dedicated men and women who work for the Installation Maintenance Division at the Fort Campbell U.S. Army Base in Kentucky. […]

How You Can Help Federal Contractor Workers Get the Back Pay They Deserve

The IAM is supporting the bipartisan Fairness for Federal Contractors Act of 2019, introduced by U.S. Reps. Donald Norcross (D-NJ) and Chris Smith (R-NJ), which would provide federal contractors with back pay after the longest government shutdown in U.S. history. The legislation would instruct federal agencies to work with federal contractors to ensure that up […]

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