Happy 129th Birthday, Machinists

Sisters and Brothers, On May 5, 1888, our great union was founded when 19 railroad machinists secretly met in Atlanta to protect their rights from an abusive employer. During that meeting in a dirty railroad pit, those individuals could not have conceived what the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers would become. Tom Talbot … Read more

‘A Blatant Attack on Working Families’: House Passes So-Called Health Care ‘Reform’

The American Health Care Act has narrowly passed the House of Representative by a vote of 217-213. Twenty Republicans joined every House Democrat in opposing the bill. The legislation will now move to the Senate for debate. IAM International President Bob Martinez issued the following statement: “This is another rushed and flawed attempt at health … Read more

Machinists Union Responds to Growing Chinese Aerospace Industry

China’s first modern large jet, the C919, manufactured by Chinese state-owned aerospace manufacturer COMAC, is expected to make its maiden flight on Friday. The commercial plane threatens to become direct competitor to the Machinists Union-made Boeing 737. COMAC has benefited from technology offsets of North American and European competitors. Boeing plans to open a 737 … Read more