Ohio IAM Local 1297 Ends Strike, Gets Better Deal

IAM Members of Local 1297, District 54 employed at Vesuvius USA Corporation overwhelmingly ratified a new five-year deal on Friday, September 28, ending the brief, but effective strike. The strike came after members voted unanimously to reject a so-called last, best, and final offer from the employer that made draconian cuts across the board. The […]

Machinists Union Statement on NAFTA Renegotiations

October 1, 2018, WASHINGTON, D.C. – Machinists Union International President Robert Martinez Jr. issued the following statement regarding NAFTA renegotiations:  “Hundreds of thousands  U.S. and Canadian manufacturing jobs have been lost to Mexico since NAFTA was approved.  At the same time, workers in Mexico have yet to enjoy fundamental rights, like the right to form […]

Boeing Urged by Bipartisan House Coalition to Respect South Carolina Workers

A bipartisan group of 177 members of the House of Representatives, led by Rep. Rick Larsen (WA), sent a bipartisan letter urging Boeing Co. to respect the decision of Flight Line Technicians in South Carolina who voted to join the Machinists Union. In August, 23 U.S. Senators urged Boeing to drop its appeal and immediately begin collective bargaining […]

Chicago Airport Workers Vote IAM Yes

Swissport workers at Chicago’s O’Hare airport voted overwhelmingly in favor of IAM representation last week. Workers cited safety, work-life balance and respect on the job as the primary reasons for voting to join the IAM. The group consists of more than 100 ramp service agents and lead ramp service agents. “All these workers wanted was […]

Missouri Families Win as RTW is Defeated

Missourians sent a clear message to their state lawmakers Tuesday by overwhelmingly voting to overturn the anti-worker right-to-work law by a 2-1 margin. Union supporters in the state worked extremely hard the past year educating voters on the negative impact right-to-work will have on everyone in the state, not just union workers. Watch the Live […]

Machinists, Federal Unions Victorious in Executive Order Legal Challenge

A federal district court judge late Friday struck down key provisions in three of President Trump’s executive orders relating to government policies for federal workers. Lawsuits filed by the IAM and a coalition of federal unions, including the National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE-IAM), claimed the president exceeded his authority when he issued the orders […]

Retirement Party for IAM&AW District Lodge 166 DBR Johnny Walker!

Retirement Party for IAM&AW District Lodge 166 DBR Johnny Walker Saturday, October 20, 2018 Radisson Resort at the Port 8701 Astronaut Blvd., Cape Canaveral, FL 32920 Limited number of rooms available at $149.00 through 9/19/18 (321-868-6573). Use code “Johnny Walker Retirement.” 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm Cocktail Hour 5:00 pm – 6:45 pm, Dinner 7:00 […]

Negotiations complete for Eurest Services

          Pictured here (from left to right) are Robert Miller Business Representative DL 166, LL President and committee member John Gall, Committee member Rina Hernandez, and Interrupter and committee member Eddie Garcia. Negotiations are now finished with Eurest Services. They are the Commerical Cleaners at the Pratt and Whitney Facility.   […]

IAM, NFFE Federal Workers Rally on #RedforFeds Day

National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE-IAM) members and staff joined fellow union leaders and allies on #RedforFeds Day, a nationwide act of solidarity supporting federal civil service. The #RedforFeds rally was held in Washington, D.C. prior to oral arguments in a lawsuit filed by the IAM and 12 other unions against the President and the […]

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