In Potentially Wide-Ranging Victory, Labor Department Rules IAM Flight Trainers Covered by Service Contract Act

The Labor Department’s Wage and Hour division recently sided with the Machinists Union in its decision that U.S. Air Force contractors employed by FlightSafety Services Corporation (FSSC) are covered under the Service Contract Act (SCA). The federal agency’s Aug. 2 ruling creates opportunities for the IAM to negotiate stronger labor contracts with Service Contract employers who have to […]

Official Results of the 2021 IAM Grand Lodge Officer Election

In accordance with Article III of the Constitution of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM), nominations for Grand Lodge office for the term ending June 30, 2025 were conducted in January 2021. As a result of those nominations, the following officers were elected by acclimation (without a challenger):     Robert Martinez […]

Machinists Union Supports Labor Standards Petition Filed Against Mexico

IAM International President Robert Martinez Jr., released the following statement regarding a labor standards petition filed against Mexico under the USMCA: “The IAM, an affiliate of the AFL-CIO, strongly supports the first petition filed under the USMCA charging Mexico with violating the labor standards provisions of the trade agreement. Workers at the auto parts plant Tridonex […]

Machinists Union Advocacy Grows Bipartisan Support for F-35 Program

The IAM’s advocacy on Capitol Hill is paying dividends with growing bipartisan support for the F-35 program, which is proudly built by Machinists Union members. As Congress begins consideration of their Fiscal Year 2022 defense authorization and spending bills, the Machinists Union is working to ensure that Congress continues their investment in this vitally important defense […]

Participate in the Kourpias K-9 Classic 2021!

This motorcycle fundraiser benefits Guide Dogs of America, whose mission is to transform lives through partnerships with service dogs. The ride starts in Marietta, Georgia, traveling through Tennessee, Mississippi, Arkansas, and Texas.  A total of 1,157 miles. You may register to do the entire ride or sign up to do one or as many portions of […]

IAM Lobstermen Fight for Survival Amid Offshore Wind War

Hundreds of lobstermen, represented by IAM Local 207 in Maine, recently held a rally in the state capital of Augusta to call attention to the governor’s endorsement of offshore windfarms, a project that could decimate the fishing industry and destroy the livelihoods of thousands of lobstermen and their families.

Things Workers Need to Know After President Biden’s Address

President Biden rolled out his pro-union plan to rebuild the nation’s roads, bridges, water pipes, and expand broadband access during his first address to a joint session of Congress. President Biden also mentioned jobs more than 40 times during his address, touting not only the addition of 1.3 million jobs during his administration but the […]

Machinists Union Applauds Appointment of Celeste Drake to Head President Biden’s Made in America Offi

WASHINGTON, April 27, 2021 — Robert Martinez Jr., International President of the 600,000-member International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM), released the following statement: “The IAM could not be more pleased with President Biden’s appointment of Celeste Drake as head of the Buy American/Made in America Office. Simply stated, Celeste is the best candidate for the job. She is a tireless […]

Amazon Faces Growing Worker Pressure in Shadow of Alabama Union Vote Inc. warehouse workers in Alabama are voting on whether to unionize this month. Whatever the result, the e-commerce giant faces pressure from staff world-wide to make changes to its working conditions. So far those actions stop short of a formal unionization push, but each one involves hundreds of employees and shows how work conditions […]

Americans want Biden to advance labor standards

The AFL-CIO and Data for Progress released a nationwide poll of likely voters that found widespread support for executive actions addressing key issues impacting working people, including employee misclassification, union-busting and federal purchasing power. President Joe Biden should use federal purchasing power to lift labor standards and compliance, advance such policy as ‘Buy American,’ and advance other progressive contracting […]

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