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Boeing-GKN deal is a victory for American union manufacturing and St. Louis

In an uncertain landscape, Boeing’s recent acquisition of the GKN Aerospace facility in Hazelwood stands as a beacon of hope for American manufacturing. This significant development secures jobs for 420 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) Local 387 (District 837) members. It underscores the importance of preserving and strengthening our nation’s industrial base. […]

US Union Members See Record Pay Raises, Outpacing Nonunion Workers

Unionized workers in the US saw record raises, while nonunion workers’ pay barely beat inflation over the past 12 months, the latest government data show. Wages of private sector union workers rose 6.3% in the year ended in March, the largest increase in data back to 2001, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics employment cost […]

VW workers in Tennessee vote to join UAW in historic win for Detroit union

Volkswagen workers in Chattanooga, Tennessee, have overwhelmingly voted to join the United Auto Workers — marking a major milestone for the union and its first successful organizing drive of an automaker outside of Detroit’s Big Three. Union organizing passed with 73% of the vote, or 2,628 workers, in support for the UAW, according to the […]

IAM District 19 Joins Coalition of Unions, Community Activists in East Palestine to Advocate for Rail Safety

One year has passed since the tragic derailment of Norfolk Southern’s train in East Palestine, leading to severe toxic contamination that has profoundly impacted the community and its workforce. Residents and workers now grapple with deteriorating health conditions compounded by diminishing healthcare coverage. The cost of life-saving medical treatment has become an overwhelming burden for […]

IAM Local 701 Helps Feed Chicago Families

On Feb. 24, 2024, approximately 90 members of IAM Local 701 demonstrated their commitment to community service by participating in a volunteer event at Feed My Starving Children, a global charity organization located in Aurora, Ill. This collaborative effort brought together Local 701 Business Representatives, staff, members and their families, contributing to the annual IAM […]

IAM: The State of the Union is Strong Under President Biden

“President Biden continues to show us why he is the most pro-labor, pro-worker president in the history of the United States. IAM members have twice voted overwhelmingly to endorse the President, and the IAM looks forward to continuing to work with the Biden-Harris administration to grow the power of working families.” “Under President Biden’s leadership, […]

How IAM Members Made Our Return to the Moon Possible

“Our members have vital roles in each launch. Be it SpaceX, ULA, or these newcomer rocketeers – if Kennedy Space Center shoots it, they make it happen,” said Directing Business Representative IAM District 166 Kevin DiMeco. “These first steps of progress in the Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS) program are just a start. The build […]

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