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

Hurricane Harvey

Dear Machinists Union Members, These are dark times for all those experiencing the rising waters on the Texas coast and in the Houston area. Many IAM members live and work in this area, please know you are all in our hearts and minds. We pray that everyone stays safe, and free from harm’s way. The … Read more

IAM Anchorage Airport Members Win Major Court Decision

IAM aircraft fuelers at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport recently won a major court victory against ASIG/Menzies Aviation. The employer, ASIG/Menzies, attempted to strip the IAM represented fuelers of their collective bargaining rights by changing the labor laws they have been subject to for decades. The company claimed the fuelers should not be covered by … Read more

Hollywood Heavyweight Urges Unions to Fight Hard

Actor Danny Glover has maintained a successful career in Hollywood since the late 1970s, including appearances in the blockbuster Lethal Weapon film series. But the bright lights of Tinseltown haven’t dampened his enthusiasm for the middleclass workers and American labor movement.   The post Hollywood Heavyweight Urges Unions to Fight Hard appeared first on IAMAW. … Read more

Machinists Welcome New Members in Arizona

Workers employed by DynCorp at Davis Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, AZ recently voted to join the IAM. The group of 220 workers led by Grand Lodge Representative Steve Nickel maintained great resolve as the company did all it could to divide them and discredit the IAM. “I am proud of the way these … Read more

Boeing’s Success Not Being Felt by Boeing Workers

Boeing reported a second quarter profit of $1.76 billion, its highest since 2009, and a whopping 58 percent stock jump.  Yet the aerospace giant is cutting jobs at its fastest clip in more than a decade, according to the Wall Street Journal. The IAM represents more than 35,000 Boeing workers at 24 locations. “Executives and … Read more