IAM Local 698 Members Ratify Strong First Agreement with Ryder Manhattan in Ohio

IAM Local Lodge 698 (District 60) members at Ryder Manhattan in Toledo, OH, recently voted to ratify a strong first agreement. The diesel mechanics, who fuel the trucks and do minor preventative maintenance, achieved gains in the three-year agreement, including the T-Grade classification getting a 5% increase and the S-Grade and CSC classification receiving a […]

Baltimore County Public Library Workers Ratify Second IAM Contract

Baltimore County Public Library (BCPL) workers overwhelmingly ratified their second bargaining agreement this past weekend. The contract covers more than 400 employees at 19 locations. This second contract comes after signing their first historic collective bargaining agreement nearly six months ago. This three-year collective bargaining agreement includes pay increases,  grievance processes, performance improvement plans, and improved […]

International President Martinez Appointed to President’s Export Council

IAM International President Robert Martinez Jr. has been appointed by President Biden to serve on the President’s Export Council, a U.S. governmental organization that serves as the principal national advisory committee on international trade. “It’s an honor to serve our nation, our union, and our membership in this important role,” said Martinez. “I’m extremely grateful to President […]

Registration for the 2023 IAM Unity and Growth Conference is Now Open

The first-ever IAM Unity and Growth Conference, “Building Our Future Sector by Sector,” will be held from Sunday, August 20 to Thursday, August 24, at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel (1 Park Blvd., San Diego, CA 92101). The 2023 IAM Unity and Growth Conference will train, educate and inspire IAM officers, staff, activists, and […]

IAM Veterans Services Secures More Than $500K for IAM Military Veterans

The IAM Veteran Services Program recently reported how the IAM Veteran Services Program has helped IAM members who are U.S. military veterans get the benefits they deserve. IAM Veterans Services Coordinator Richard Evans leads the program, has helped members receive more than $500K in earned benefits, and helped increase the disability ratings for others. Read […]

Machinists Union Reaches Strong Tentative Agreements with Lockheed Martin Covering 4,000 Workers

The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM), North America’s largest aerospace and defense labor union, has reached tentative agreements with the Lockheed Martin Co. covering nearly 4,000 workers at several of the company’s Aeronautics, Space, and Advanced Development Programs, or “Skunk Works,” sites across the country. The tentative agreements cover IAM members at […]

The East Palestine Derailment and Overall Rail Industry Safety

For the past several years, rail labor unions – ourselves included – have been ringing the alarm bells about the dangers of the cost-cutting business model, so-called “Precision Scheduled Railroading.” Or, PSR for short. We’ve testified before Congress and the Surface Transportation Board (STB). We’ve filed comment after comment, and pleaded face-to-face with safety regulators to do something, […]

Machinists Lead AFL-CIO Unions in NLRB Organizing Wins Over Past Five Years

The Machinists Union is the leading AFL-CIO affiliate in U.S. National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) union election victories over the past five years, according to data compiled by Bloomberg Law. The IAM won 314 union elections held under the NLRB from 2018 through 2022, the most among the 58 AFL-CIO affiliate unions. Those victories stem […]

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