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

Reminder: Government Employees Conference in September

Join government workers from all different sectors and parts of the country at the 2017 National Government Employees Conference September 17-21, at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas. The conference will be a great leaning experience with government representatives, expert subject matter speakers and panel discussions to help sharpen your communication and representative skills. Each federal … Read more