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40th IAM Grand Lodge Convention to be Held in Las Vegas in October 2022

The IAM Executive Council has met and unanimously voted to hold the 2022 IAM Grand Lodge Convention at the Las Vegas Hilton Resorts World from October 2-7, 2022. A letter will be sent to Local Lodges soon with further information on delegates and constitutional proposals. The Grand Lodge Convention had previously been scheduled to take […]

A Strong First Contract for Missouri Local 778 Public Works Employees

In less than six months, employees from the City of Blue Springs Public Works in Missouri went from voting to join the Machinists Union to enjoying the benefits of union representation with a first contract. Workers from the water department, fleet services and sewer maintenance fields demonstrated hard work and solidarity during negotiations, bringing home a strong […]

Machinists Union Reaches Tentative Agreement at Southwest Airlines

The IAM is pleased to report that it has reached a strong new tentative agreement at Southwest Airlines for approximately 7,000 IAM-represented Customer Service Employees (Customer Representatives, Customer Service Agents, Source of Support Representatives). The IAM negotiating committee is working diligently to finalize the tentative agreement language. Additional information and materials will be forthcoming. “I […]

Women of Labor

Just a block south of the U.S. Capitol, the Machinists Union’s Political and Legislative Department is hard at work, making sure our members’ concerns are top priority. Part of the job includes networking and lobbying through groups like Women of Labor. “So, the Women of Labor is an organization of women who work on the Hill, […]

Machinists Support Calls to FAA to Use Civil Action, Fines to Address Unruly Airline Passengers

The IAM praised a recent letter the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Peter DeFazio (D-OR) sent to the Federal Aviation Administration, urging the agency to take swift actions like civil enforcement and steep fines to help thwart the growing number of assaults on airline employees.   “On top off being overworked, fatigued and under constant stress, our airline membership is being […]

Machinists Union Remembers Working Families Hero Richard Trumka

Robert Martinez Jr., International President of the 600,000-member International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM), the largest aerospace and defense union in North America, released the following statement on the passing of AFL-CIO President Richard L. Trumka: “Today, workers across the world mourn the loss of a labor movement giant and working people’s champion, […]

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