Martinez Pledges ‘Machinist Arsenal’ to IAM Members at Harley-Davidson

IAM International President Bob Martinez (first photo, left) and Midwest Territory General Vice President Philip J. Gruber (first photo, right) join members of IAM Local 176 at the Harley-Davidson plant in Kansas City for lunch and an open discussion about the Local’s upcoming contract negotiations. The IAM stands ready to deploy every union resource available … Read more

Negron Honored by New Jersey Labor Advisory Board

IAM Eastern Territory Chief of Staff was recently honored with the Outstanding Labor Leader Award at the 28th Annual New Jersey Labor Advisory Board Brunch. The annual event raises funds that benefit the Thurgood Marshall College Fund. Negron was honored for helping to build a foundation for college students that might have opted out of … Read more

‘Ensuring a Qualified Civil Service Act’ Does Exactly the Opposite

The Machinists Union and the National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE-IAM) are calling on all members to contact their Representatives to demand they vote “NO” on the “Ensuring a Qualified Civil Service Act” (H.R. 4182). Machinists Union International President Bob Martinez sent a letter to members of Congress opposing the bill. This legislation would extend the … Read more

The Definition of ‘Union’

We’ve all been there. Those times in life when money is tight and you’re not sure how you are going to make it through the month. Thankfully, most of us do survive, unscathed for the most part. But some do not and even worse, many end up losing everything, even their home. That’s the sort … Read more

Hiedcavage Honored with District 1 Award

Since his initiation into West Wyoming, PA IAM Local 1602 in 1993, Mike Hiedcavage has fought to protect the hard earned benefits of his fellow union brothers and sisters. This year, he was recognized as District 1 “Man of the Year.” “Mike is a union man’s union man,” said District 1 Directing Business Representative Tony … Read more

We’re Giving to Guide Dogs Today

Giving Tuesday is today, November 28, and we hope you keep the Machinists Union’s favorite charity, Guide Dogs of America, in mind! GDA’s is aiming to raise $48,000, enough to sponsor one guide dog team. Click here to donate. You also text GIVEGDA to 41444. Since its founding through donations by the Machinists Union in … Read more