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Feeding the Community in Virginia

They didn’t do it for the fanfare. In fact, it wasn’t until weeks later that anyone started hearing what the members of IAM Local Lodge10 in Newport News, VA had done one brisk, fall Saturday in November. Because for this lodge, community service isn’t something to brag about, it’s just something you do.  “Without any […]

Newswriting for Communicators Class Moved to July

To better serve the class participants, the 2019 Newswriting for Communicators course has been rescheduled. The class was originally scheduled for January, instead will be held July 21-26, 2019. We apologize for any inconvenience this change may cause. Registration deadline for the July class is May 10, 2019. The Newswriting for Communicators course will teach […]

Machinists Union Mourns Loss of Linda Buffenbarger

The Machinists Union is mourning the loss of Linda Buffenbarger, beloved wife of retired International President Tom Buffenbarger and mother of Special Assistant Andrew Buffenbarger and Amy Buffenbarger. Linda Buffenbarger, 72, passed away on Tuesday, November 20, 2018 in Washington, DC. “Linda Buffenbarger sacrificed so much for our IAM family during Tom’s career with our […]

Connecticut Machinists Help Families in Need for Thanksgiving

For 28 years IAM Local 1871 in Groton, CT, has provided Thanksgiving baskets for out-of-work members, needy families and others in the community.The idea, which grew out of a garage food pantry that began during a strike in 1988, has since become an annual community service event. Local 1871 prides itself on providing everything for […]

Join the Machinists at Wreaths Across America Day

Each December on National Wreaths Across America Day, coordinated wreath-laying ceremonies take place at more than 1,400 locations, in all 50 states, at sea and abroad. The annual event serves to remember, honor and teach the value of freedom. The IAM Veterans Department hopes you will join us by volunteering to place remembrance wreaths at Arlington […]

Give for Guide Dogs Today

Today is Giving Tuesday and Guide Dogs of America invites you to be a part of the movement. Please participate in this campaign dedicated to charitable giving — when charities, families, businesses, community centers, students, retailers and more come together to celebrate the spirit of giving and kick-off the holiday giving season. GDA asks you […]

Celebrating Solidarity at Boston Local 264

After a two-year fight to prevent their jobs from being privatized at the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority, IAM Local Lodge 264 members gathered to celebrate their success. They were joined by IAM International President Bob Martinez, Eastern Territory General Vice President Jimmy Conigliaro Sr. and leadership from District 15. The post Celebrating Solidarity at Boston […]

NFFE-IAM Members Battling California Wildfires

Machinists Union members are playing a critical role in battling the wildfires in California—even as they deal with the destruction of their own property. Members from NFFE-IAM Local 1995, which include forest fire engine crew members, hand “hotshot” crews, and heavy equipment operators known as dozers, are working on the frontlines to contain the catastrophic wildfire. Members […]

Guide Dogs of America Holds Its Charity Weekend in Las Vegas

Guide Dogs of America (GDA) last weekend held its 38th annual William W. Winpisinger Charity Banquet in Las Vegas. The charity’s highest honor, the “Gift of Sight Award,” was presented to IAM General Secretary-Treasurer Dora Cervantes, GDA Graduate Teresa Blevins with IAM Aerospace Coordinator Tony Blevins, and National Group Protection, Inc. Watch: Guide Dogs of […]

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