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Machinists: NAFTA Doesn’t Work

The Machinists Union joined U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) and other members of Congress to outline the principles that should guide the renegotiation NAFTA ahead of the Mexican economy minister’s visit to Washington. The IAM and other members of Congress are demanding an end to outsourcing by fighting for strong, enforceable labor standards within a […]

Another Attack on Federal Workers

The attack on federal workers continues, as multiple executive orders were signed last week aimed directly at the rights of the two million federal employees and the unions that represent them. The executive orders roll back the clock 50 years on union representation and federal workers’ rights. One of the newly issued orders limits the […]

Striking WV Machinists Standing Strong

Striking IAM Local 818 members were joined on the picket line yesterday by dozens of other union members and supporters to show solidarity with the workers in the eighth week of their strike at Tecnocap. The skilled trade workers voted unanimously to strike the Glen Dale, WV manufacturer after rejecting the company’s offer in April. […]

Support the Mission of Federal Workers

President Trump issued three executive orders on May 25 that make it harder for federal workers to do their job. Machinists Union members are among thousands of federal civil servants who support our military, fight wildfires and care for wounded veterans. Under the guise of “civil service reform,” each of the orders take away rights […]

South Carolina Boeing Workers Win on this Week’s Activate L!VE

Join the IAM’s live studio webcast of Activate L!VE Wednesday, June 6 at 3 p.m. Eastern. This week the IAM Organizing Department will bring you up to date on the important worker victory in South Carolina. You’ll also learn some interesting facts about our union’s beginnings from Charlie Micallef, retired Director of the IAM Retirees, […]

Pennsylvania Machinists Ratify New Contract

Nearly 300 IAM Local 1842 members recently voted overwhelmingly to ratify a new contract with modular and manufactured home builder Commodore and Colony Homes. The new five-year agreement includes wage increases, pension increases and continued health care coverage with cost containment measures. The contract also has increases in life and accidental death insurance and sickness […]

In Solidarity We Trust

“This was never about money,” said Jody Bennett, IAM Aerospace Coordinator and one of the leads from the ULA negotiations. “This was always about respect and dignity for the IAM members who are literally setting the course for the future of the space industry.” Mark Johnson, another lead negotiator and Aerospace Coordinator, agrees with Bennett. […]

Space workers picket United Launch Alliance after strike vote

United Launch Alliance was dealing with picket lines at Cape Canaveral and two other locations on Monday after a weekend vote to strike by the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, a union spokesman said. The union has about 600 members with ULA — 230 members on the Cape, with more in the rocket […]

Rejecting contract offer, union begins coast-to-coast strike of United Launch Alliance

Hundreds of union members rejected a three-year contract offer from aerospace company United Launch Alliance on Sunday, initiating a strike that will include non-stop pickets from Florida to California. About 600 members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers union declined the launch provider’s offer and will begin picketing Monday near three of the […]

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