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Machinists Union Fighting to Save IAM Members’ Jobs

With the push from the Biden Administration to pass a comprehensive COVID relief package, the Machinists Union is fighting to make sure that aid for IAM members working in troubled industries is included in the relief package. As reported by Reuters, International President Robert Martinez Jr. and the IAM Legislative Department have been pushing Congress […]

Johnsen Appointed Special Assistant to International President

IAM International President Robert Martinez Jr. has appointed Richard Johnsen to serve as a Special Assistant to the International President, effective February 9, 2021. Johnsen previously served as a Transportation Department Grand Lodge Representative and has been an IAM member for more than 31 years. “Rich has always worked tirelessly on behalf of IAM members […]

IAM Local 2191 Members Vote to Ratify Contract at Chart Energy and Chemical

240 IAM Local 2191 members, who make brazed aluminum heat exchangers at Chart Energy and Chemical, last week overwhelmingly voted to ratify a five-year collective bargaining agreement at the La Crosse, WI plant. The contract provides many improvements including much-needed relief for forced overtime, retaining and increasing the IAM pension, and maintaining retirement benefits. “I […]

Black History Month: The IAM Fight for Civil Rights in the 1960s

Human rights for African Americans were officially recognized in the U.S. with the historic passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the implementation of the Voting Rights Act a year later. Despite those historic legislative accomplishments, the IAM understood that centuries of racial discrimination had caused devastating social and economic damage in black […]

GDA/TLC Highlighted in Veteran Magazine

The work of Guide Dogs of America was highlighted in the February issue of Homeland, a veteran and active military resource magazine. The publication is focused on resources, support, community and inspiration for veterans and military families. The article, on pages 54-55, gives an overview of the organization and the work they do to provide […]

Marty Walsh, Biden’s Pick to Lead Labor Department, Shows Why He Will be a Champion for Working Families

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, a longtime union member and labor leader, made a strong showing at his Senate confirmation hearing to become the next U.S. Labor Secretary. Upon President Biden’s nomination of Walsh to serve as head of the Labor Department, IAM International President Robert Martinez Jr. said Walsh “is a true fighter for working […]

Machinists Union Leading Fight for Airline Worker Payroll Support Extension to Avoid Layoffs

The IAM continues to lead the fight on Capitol Hill for an extension of the airline Payroll Support Program (PSP) to keep tens of thousands of IAM members employed. On Sunday, the IAM received notice that there was absolutely no funding in the budget resolution for the desperately needed Payroll Support Program (PSP). International President […]

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