Martinez, Gruber Celebrate 100 Year Anniversary at Minnesota Chain-Maker

IAM International President Bob Martinez and IAM Midwest Territory General Vice President Philip J. Gruber recently joined IAM District 66 and Local 1030 members, retirees and company executives in celebrating the 100-year anniversary of North America’s largest chain-maker, Peerless Industrial Group of Winona, MN. Peerless is home to more than 160 IAM members and has […]

Martinez Recommends Support of Jobs and Trade Competitiveness Act

International President Martinez recently encouraged members of Congress to support Representative Bill Pascrell’s (NJ-9) legislation that would reset America’s trade policies. The legislation promotes insourcing and strengthens the ability to enforce existing trade agreements. Click here to read Martinez’s letter “Instead of rewarding companies that offshore domestic production, as our current tax laws do, the […]

Martinez: Trade Deficit Examination Long Overdue

This past Friday the White House issued an executive order that authorizes a large-scale research study of the nation’s trade deficit. The IAM has advocated for American manufacturing and fair trade for many years. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer acknowledged the IAM’s support for a review of U.S. trade policy during his daily press […]

Turkey Town Delevers Again!

                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 […]

Boeing South Carolina Workers to Vote Feb. 15 on Union Representation

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 […]

IAM Welcomes U.S. Withdrawal from TPP and Plans to Renegotiate NAFTA

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 […]

The South Wants Unions. The IAM Just Proved It—Again

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 […]

Alliance for Retired Americans Endorses Adam Smith for Congress

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), […]

District 70 Bob Martinez Guide Dogs Golf Tournament is Big Success

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 […]

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