Repeal Right To Work in Missouri

For over a century, labor unions have protected and strengthened workers through a process called collective bargaining. But right-to-work laws, like PROPOSITION A in Missouri, are taking that protection away.

Striking Ohio Members at Gradall Get Victory in Court

The nearly 200 IAM Local 1285 members at Gradall Industries in New Philadelphia, Ohio, who remain on the picket line 15 days after striking the excavator manufacturer, won a big court battle over their rights to a quality picket line. When members went on strike and set up pickets on March 12, Gradall filed a […]

IAM Union Yes at UTC Everett, WA

On March 23, 2018 workers at UTC Aerospace Systems in Everett, WA, who build landing gear for the 737, 747 and 767 tanker, voted overwhelmingly for union representation by IAM District 751. Below are a few excerpts from the latest edition of the District 751 Aero Mechanic. Workers at the UTC Everett plant approached IAM […]

Machinists Win Labor Mobility in Airbus Reciprocity Agreement

Members of IAM Local Lodge 712 voted overwhelmingly in favor of a new reciprocity agreement on Sunday, as their employer Bombardier, and Airbus, work toward finalizing their partnership to produce the C Series aircraft. The new agreement ensures that workers who switch from Bombardier to the future partnership, and vice-versa, will not lose their pensions […]

IAM Lockheed Votes Yes

The votes are in, the numbers are tallied and the answer is Yes! The Machinists at Lockheed Martin have a contract. “I’m very proud of our Sisters and Brothers at Lockheed Martin for standing strong through this tough round of negotiations,” said International President Bob Martinez. “I want to thank Aerospace Chief of Staff Jody Bennett […]

The IAM 2017 Toy Drive

                        Kennedy Space Center Machinists Give Santa a Helping Hand For more than a decade, the Brothers and Sisters of IAM Local Lodge 2061 at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida having been coming together to make a difference for the kids […]

GOP Tax Plan Bonuses: Proof is in the Pudding

IAM International President Bob Martinez was recently quoted in Bloomberg BNA on the surge of companies alleging that the GOP tax plan is the reason for employee bonuses. READ: AT&T Promises Bonuses, and Union Responds With a Shrug “History has shown that wealthy executives will simply use their giveaway for stock buybacks and dividends to […]

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