Union Until I Die

“I will be Union until the day that I die,” Larry Keel says without pause. This sentiment is one of many reasons that the organized labor community in Alabama presented him with the 2018 Labor Person of the Year Award. “When they told me, I said ‘Oh My God, I would be honored.’ It was such … Read more

NAFTA Negotiations on Track But Not Done

The White House recently announced that the U.S. and Mexico have agreed to a new NAFTA deal. An agreement has not been made with Canada and Congress must approve any pact. Five labor leaders, including IAM International President Bob Martinez, released a statement on the news: “NAFTA has had a devastating impact on workers for … Read more

Machinists, Federal Unions Victorious in Executive Order Legal Challenge

A federal district court judge late Friday struck down key provisions in three of President Trump’s executive orders relating to government policies for federal workers. Lawsuits filed by the IAM and a coalition of federal unions, including the National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE-IAM), claimed the president exceeded his authority when he issued the orders … Read more

Cleared for Takeoff

Retiree Lois Williams who helped with the vote. Dan Dohner who drove in from Salt Lake City, Utah. You may have never seen one or even spoken to one face to face. But if you’ve ever taken a flight, you can thank an air traffic controller or ATC for your safe arrival and departure. From the busiest … Read more

IAM Charters New Canadian Local Lodge 1231

On August 21, 2018 the IAM held a ceremony at the William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center to initiate new members and to charter the newly formed Local Lodge 1231. The lodge represents approximately 2,400 home healthcare workers in Ontario, Canada. The post IAM Charters New Canadian Local Lodge 1231 appeared first on IAMAW. … Read more