IAM Members at GE Reject Final Contract Offer

IAM members at General Electric have collectively rejected the company’s final contract offer by an overwhelming margin.   The IAM has served GE with the 10-day strike notification. The IAM will officially begin the strike on August 12, 2019, at 12:01 am. IAM Representatives and the Negotiating Committees are ready and willing to meet with … Read more

Democratic Presidential Candidates Meet with Detroit Delta Workers Fighting for Machinists Union Vote

Delta Air Lines Flight Attendants and Fleet Services Workers vying for a vote to join the IAM met with three Democratic presidential candidates on Monday, July 29 to raise awareness about the carrier’s anti-union tactics. U.S. Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) as well as U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH) met separately with … Read more

Deadline Approaching for Intermediate Web Development Class

There is still time to register for the Intermediate Web Development Class held October 6-11, 2019 at the William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center in Hollywood, MD. Registration deadline is August 2. Download the Official Call Letter The intermediate-level class is for local and district lodges that already have a website with WordPress. Participants will … Read more

Chicago IAM Local 48 Member to be Featured on USA’s ‘Brotherhood Outdoors’

Machinist Michael Wojciechowski this week heads to the wide-open spaces of Wyoming for his first-ever pronghorn hunt on an episode of the Union Sportsmen’s Alliance’s (USA) “Brotherhood Outdoors” television series. The episodes air on the Sportsman Channel starting Tuesday, July 30. Wojciechowski, a member of IAM’s Local 48 in Chicago, has been a machine maintenance worker at … Read more

House Advances Butch Lewis Act for Senate Action

The House this week passed a bipartisan bill intended to stabilize multiemployer pension plans, advancing the legislation for Senate consideration. House members voted 264-169 on the Rehabilitation for Multiemployer Pensions Act of 2019 (H.R. 397), better known as the Butch Lewis Act. Twenty-nine House Republicans crossed the aisle to join Democrats to vote in favor of … Read more

IAM Mourns Former Chicago Local 701 ADBR Mark Utley

The IAM mourns the loss of Chicago IAM Local 701 former Assistant Directing Business Representative Mark Utley. Utley passed away Saturday, July 20, 2019 after a more than two-year battle with cancer. He was 58-years-old. “Mark was a dedicated, loyal and hard-working unionist,” said IAM Auto Mechanics Local 701 Directing Business Representative Sam Cicinelli. “He … Read more

IAM Mourns Minnesota Local 623 DBR Colleen Murphy-Cooney

The IAM mourns the loss of IAM Local 623 Directing Business Representative Colleen Murphy-Cooney in St. Cloud, MN. Murphy-Cooney passed away Tuesday, July 23, 2019 after a more than year-long bout with cancer. She was 60-years-old. “It’s with a heavy heart that we mourn Colleen’s passing,” said IAM Midwest Territory General Vice President Steve Galloway. … Read more

Tell Congress to Pass the Butch Lewis Act

The IAM is urging Congress to pass the Rehabilitation for Multiemployer Pensions Act of 2019 (H.R. 397), better known as the Butch Lewis Act. This legislation would offer federally subsidized loans to multiemployer plans in danger of becoming insolvent. It would also maintain the health of well-funded multiemployer plans and adequately fund the Pension Benefit … Read more