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

The Winter 2018-2019 IAM Journal is Here

The latest edition of the IAM Journal is online and will be at the doorstep of IAM members soon, if it hasn’t already arrived. Throughout this edition of the IAM Journal, you will read about the culture of service that is engrained in our union. It is filled with stories of members helping members and … Read more

IAM International President Martinez Announces Retirement of GVP Philip J. Gruber

IAM International President Bob Martinez has announced the retirement of IAM Midwest Territory General Vice President Philip J. Gruber, effective December 31, 2018. “Our great union will forever be grateful for the contributions of Phil Gruber,” said IAM International President Bob Martinez. “For more than four-and-a-half decades, Brother Gruber has served our membership with dignity, … Read more

House Passes FAA Reauthorization Bill, Senate Votes Next

The House yesterday passed the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Bill that will renew the agency’s funding for another five years. The bill will provide long-term stability for the nation’s aviation community, continue investment in U.S. airports, and make necessary reforms to improve American competitiveness and safety in aviation.   “This bill has provisions that … Read more

Solidarity Changes the Game

“This is what happens when we stand together in solidarity,” said IAM General Vice President Mark A. Blondin happily as he looked over the details of the latest contract coming out of the Machinists’ Southern Territory. When the Remote Pilot Operators or RPOs working for CNI Federal Services at the FAA Center in Oklahoma approached … Read more