Join the Machinists at Wreaths Across America Day

As a way to give back to those who paid the ultimate price to protect our freedom, the IAM Veterans Department is asking you to join us by volunteering to place remembrance wreaths at Arlington National Cemetery this year. The cemetery’s 624-acre landscape is a tribute to the service and sacrifice of every individual laid to rest … Read more

Sign Up for the 2018 Federal Employee Program

The IAM Federal Employee Program will take place February 4–9, 2018 at the William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center in Hollywood, MD. Enrollment forms for authorized participants must be received no later than December 20, 2017. Click here for the official call letter and enrollment forms. The program will include training in areas specific … Read more

U.S. Sen. Merkley Congratulates Oregon Welders on Joining IAM

Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) sent a letter congratulating 100 Precision Castparts welders for voting to join the IAM in September. The company makes heavy-duty metal components for airplanes, generators and other industrial products. The welders voted in favor of joining the IAM following changes implemented after the company was purchased by Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway … Read more

Union Strong at MillerCoors

There’s a reason that in the heart of Georgia, you will find a manufacturing plant that is 100% Union! IMG_0539 IMG_0407 5K3A2337 5K3A2269 5K3A2320 5K3A2308 5K3A2296 5K3A2258 5K3A2257 5K3A2279 5K3A2313 5K3A2330 “MillerCoors in Albany, GA is a prime example of unionism in the South. These hardworking men and women are able to take care of … Read more

Together We Soar

This article originally appeared in the Winter 2017-2018 IAM Journal. Ten miles north of the Las Vegas Strip, IAM military aircraft mechanics are raising the stakes for their coworkers at Nellis Air Force Base, with a new local lodge and a new collective bargaining agreement. Local SC711 is relatively young. It became an independent lodge … Read more

Extremists in Congress Target Homemade Defense Products

Machinists Union International President Bob Martinez sent a letter to Congress calling on House and Senate Armed Services leaders to abandon efforts to scrap domestic sourcing requirements, known as Buy American measures, for defense acquisitions. Call the Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121 and tell your Senators and Representative to support Buy American measures for Navy ships … Read more

The New IAM Journal is Here

We’re proud to unveil the Winter 2017-2018 IAM Journal, our flagship magazine showcasing the talent, diversity and drive of Machinists Union members. In this issue: A Las Vegas Local is growing in a right-to-work state, thanks to an emphasis on supporting a veteran-heavy workforce; How the IAM’s Independent Drivers Guild is organizing for-hire drivers and … Read more