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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 […]

Without the IAM, ULA Couldn’t Reach the Sky

United Launch Alliance started negotiations by telling the IAM that although there was work to be done, they were very proud of the workers who have made this company the safest in the aerospace industry. The numbers speak for themselves – 100% successful launches of the Atlas 5 rocket since its induction. Fast forward weeks […]

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.

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