IAM Awards Scholarships at Aviation High School Graduation

On June 27, Aviation High School held its annual graduation ceremony. Approximately 460 students received their high school diploma, with more than 250 earning their Airframe and Powerplant licenses certifying them to work as mechanics in the airline industry.  Aviation High School has an astounding 93% graduation rate and many graduates have expressed a desire to work … Read more

Toronto Airport Screeners Prepare for Contract Negotiations

The IAM Local 2921 negotiating committee for members employed by Garda at Toronto’s three passenger airports completed the Negotiation Preparation for Bargaining Committees program at the Winpisinger Center. The Toronto Local 2921 Negotiating Committee for Garda security screeners completed the Negotiation Preparation for Bargaining Committees program at the William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center, … Read more

Tony Wickersham Appointed Midwest Territory Special Representative

Tony Wickersham IAM International President Bob Martinez has announced the appointment of IAM District 90 Directing Business Representative Tony Wickersham to the position of Midwest Territory Special Representative. “On behalf of the Midwest Territory members and staff, I’d like to congratulate Tony on his appointment and welcome him to the Midwest Territory staff,” said IAM … Read more

GOP-Controlled Congress Targeting DOD Workers, Contractors

A dangerous proposal in Congress is risking our national security in an attempt to gut the workplace rights of Department of Defense (DOD) employees and contractors. Behind closed doors, the Senate Armed Services Committee is considering proposals in the 2018 defense spending bill (NDAA) to exempt DOD from complying with the Service Contract (SCA) and Davis-Bacon acts. That … Read more

IAM International President Bob Martinez sends letter urging members of Congress to support C-130J airlift program

“Machinists Union members have been proudly manufacturing C-130 aircraft since production began in the 1950s, said Martinez. As our nation’s longest running military production aircraft line, the C-130 program has established an extraordinary record of dependable performance. The program currently employs 570 suppliers across forty-one states. The Multi-Year Procurement (MYP-III) would provide important stability to … Read more

IP Martinez Receives High Honor from Workers Defense League

IAM International President Bob Martinez recently accepted the David L. Clendenin Award for Distinguished Service to Labor’s Rights from the Workers Defense League, a nonprofit workers’ rights organization that specialize in helping people who have been denied unemployment insurance. At a ceremony in New York, Martinez credited the IAM for putting him in the position … Read more

GVP Babineaux Honored by Coalition of Black Trade Unionists

IAM General Vice President Diane Babineaux was recently honored at the 46th Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (CBTU) International Convention. Babineaux received the Dr. William “Bill” Lucy Legacy Award. Lucy is one of the most prolific African-American labor leaders. Babineaux was honored for her tireless years of service and dedication to CBTU and the labor … Read more