Second Chances

The statistics are alarming. According to the Department of Corrections, the rate of female incarceration in Oklahoma is the highest in the nation, which is almost double the national average. In 2015, 151 women out of every 100,000 in the Sooner State were behind bars, leaving nearly 4,600 minor children at home without a mother. … Read more

IAM Donates $2K to Horicon, Wisconsin Veteran Event

IAM Local 873 Plant Committeeman Bryan Trotter, center, presents organizers for the Horicon Marsh Veterans Hunt in Horicon, WI with a $2,000 donation on behalf of the International Association of Machinists. IAM International President Bob Martinez recently donated $2,000 in support of an IAM Local 873-supported community service event for veterans. Martinez learned of the … Read more

Machinists Members Need Your Help

As the flood waters rise in Texas and Louisiana, so does the need for assistance from our very own union family. The area affected is home to thousands of IAM members who face a near future of chaos and uncertainty. One way you can help make their lives a little more stable is by donating … Read more

Don’t Forget to Make this Labor Day Union Made

With Labor Day weekend upon us, the unofficial end of summer, here are some ways to do your part by supporting good union jobs and products in your celebration and back-to-school needs. Buy union-made products like grills, beverages, fixings and food. Order live lobsters caught by our IAM Local 207 members. Make sure you school … Read more

Time to give everyone at Fort Rucker our thanks

It literally takes your breath away when you see a helicopter in the sky over Fort Rucker in Enterprise. The sound. The engineering. The precision. There’s nothing accidental on these aircraft. The Black Hawk, the Apache, the Chinook – they are workhorses. Symbols of excellence in so many ways. (IAM Southern Territory General Vice President … Read more

St. Louis Member Throws Out First Pitch for Labor

IAM District 837 Directing Business Representative Steve McDerman had the honor of throwing out the first pitch at Busch Stadium and representing labor before the St. Louis Cardinals game earlier this week. McDerman was honored by Boeing and the Cardinals prior to the first pitch. Video courtesy of Matt McDerman More Photos of the Event … Read more

Joint Air Transport Safety Committee Holds its Annual Meeting at Winpisinger Center

The IAM Joint Air Transport Safety Committee this week held its annual Safety Conference at the Winpisinger Training Center (W3). The purpose of the conference is to educate and train Safety Representatives on how to improve safety at their work stations.  The conference had 115 participants, including IAM ramp, customer service, mechanics and flight attendant … Read more