Month: June 2023

IAM District 19 Membership Ratifies Contract with Amtrak

This is an historic contract. We have made changes that will improve the lives our membership, giving them more time with their families. The improvements include a 30% wage increase over the life of the contract which compounded is a 34.1% increase. The decision of our membership to ratify this historic Agreement shows the willingness to […]

Western Territory Leadership Shows IAM Support for Striking Writers Guild

IAM Western Territory General Vice President Gary R. Allen, Chief of Staff Bobby Martinez, and Grand Lodge Representative Richard Suarez held the line with Writers Guild of America (WGA) strikers outside of Paramount Studios in Los Angeles last week. “This is what being in the labor movement is,” said IAM Western Territory General Vice President […]

IAM Woodworkers Look to Grow Global Power Through Building and Wood Workers’ International

IAM Woodworkers Department Director and Vice President of Building and Wood Workers’ International (BWI) North America Region Bob Walls chaired the union federation’s recent North America Regional Meeting in Washington, DC. “We have identified which multinational companies (MNCs) are operating in North America, unionized and non-union,” said Walls. “These larger companies are known to lose […]

Tell Congress: Pass the Railway Safety Act of 2023 Now

The Railway Safety Act of 2023 has moved to the Senate floor for a full vote, and we’re asking for your help as rail workers to pressure Congress to pass the bill quickly. “The Bipartisan Railway Safety Act is a common-sense piece of legislation that will create several important safety improvements to the nation’s railways,” […]

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