Federal Workers Speak: Walter Pleasants

As anti-worker politicians in Washington, DC wage war against unionized federal workers, NFFE-IAM members are fighting back by sharing their stories about labor’s pride, power and American patriotism. In this video we meet veteran Walter Pleasants, an IAM member who works at the Grand Coulee Dam in Washington.   The post Federal Workers Speak: Walter … Read more

Feeding the Community in Virginia

They didn’t do it for the fanfare. In fact, it wasn’t until weeks later that anyone started hearing what the members of IAM Local Lodge10 in Newport News, VA had done one brisk, fall Saturday in November. Because for this lodge, community service isn’t something to brag about, it’s just something you do.  “Without any … Read more

Newswriting for Communicators Class Moved to July

To better serve the class participants, the 2019 Newswriting for Communicators course has been rescheduled. The class was originally scheduled for January, instead will be held July 21-26, 2019. We apologize for any inconvenience this change may cause. Registration deadline for the July class is May 10, 2019. The Newswriting for Communicators course will teach … Read more

Machinists Union Mourns Loss of Linda Buffenbarger

The Machinists Union is mourning the loss of Linda Buffenbarger, beloved wife of retired International President Tom Buffenbarger and mother of Special Assistant Andrew Buffenbarger and Amy Buffenbarger. Linda Buffenbarger, 72, passed away on Tuesday, November 20, 2018 in Washington, DC. “Linda Buffenbarger sacrificed so much for our IAM family during Tom’s career with our … Read more

Order Your 2019 IAM Calendar Today

Keep track of your appointments and other important dates with the 2019 IAM Calendar featuring winners of the IAM photo contest. Go through 2019 with us as we showcase the exquisite photography of our members. Our calendar is a must-have for any Machinists Union family and is available to ship to your doorstep today. Place … Read more

A Perfect Pairing of Science and Skill

The Boeing KC-46A Pegasus is a workhorse in the air. It’s a refueler and an advanced communications hub with the ability to carry both passengers and cargo. The aircraft can accurately detect, avoid or defeat threats to our National Security. And it’s a Union aircraft, assembled by IAM Members in Everett, WA using parts fabricated by Machinist Members … Read more