Joe Kapalo unloads many of the 1,920 turkeys. Thousands of people were fed a Thanksgiving turkey dinner who would otherwise gone hungry. The Big Heart Brigade cooked 78,552 dinners. Brother Brent Bonar, IAM Local 971 Community Service Committeeman, donates his time every year. This year he was […]
January 27, 2017, North Charleston, SC – Approximately 2,850 employees at Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner facilities in North Charleston, SC will vote on February 15, 2017 on whether to be represented by the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM). The IAM and the Boeing Co. came to an agreement on the date and time […]
President Trump formally withdrew the U.S. from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and announced plans to renegotiate NAFTA, two trade deals with dire consequences for working people. What his administration does next is the real question. The IAM, and a strong coalition of labor and other groups that successfully blocked the TPP last year, have laid […]
Nearly 300 Aircraft and Base Maintenance workers at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida have voted to join the IAM. From left: Grand Lodge Representative Tony Wirth, Robbie Davis, Mark Reeves, Jesse Barefield, Randy Jones, Jim Haas, Wade Hutto, Mac Brown and District 75 Organizer Mike Cooke. Not pictured: Scott Missildine, Billy Given and District […]
Rep. Adam Smith, middle in black, joins IAM members from the Washington State Alliance of Retired Americans. From left, Pam Harris (IAM), Gwen Rench (Retired Public Employees Council of Washington, RPEC), T.J. Seibert (IAM), Carl Schwartz (IAM), Claude Burfect (RPEC), Jim Hutchins (IAM), Rep. Smith, Ron McGaha (IAM), Jackie Boschok (IAM and Washington Alliance President), […]
IAM District 70 members in Wichita, KS raised more than $70,000 for Guide Dogs of America during the fifth annual Robert Martinez, Jr. Golf Tournament, the most successful GDA fundraiser to date for the District. “This means the world to me,” said Martinez, the IAM’s International President and the tournament’s namesake. “District 70 and the […]
IAM members aren’t the kind of folks to sit back and wait for things to come to them. They get out, put in the work and get the results they’re looking for. That’s why IAM members are volunteering all across the country to get labor-friendly candidates elected. By phone-banking, door knocking, attending debate watch parties […]
Tammy Duckworth, who is currently serving in the House of Representatives and is running for U.S. Senate, has stood with the IAM and working people. She is adamantly against the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and has consistently fought for training and apprenticeship programs. She respects what unions do for American workers.