The East Palestine Derailment and Overall Rail Industry Safety

For the past several years, rail labor unions – ourselves included – have been ringing the alarm bells about the dangers of the cost-cutting business model, so-called “Precision Scheduled Railroading.” Or, PSR for short. We’ve testified before Congress and the Surface Transportation Board (STB). We’ve filed comment after comment, and pleaded face-to-face with safety regulators to do something, […]

Machinists Lead AFL-CIO Unions in NLRB Organizing Wins Over Past Five Years

The Machinists Union is the leading AFL-CIO affiliate in U.S. National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) union election victories over the past five years, according to data compiled by Bloomberg Law. The IAM won 314 union elections held under the NLRB from 2018 through 2022, the most among the 58 AFL-CIO affiliate unions. Those victories stem […]

IAM District 19 Wins Paid Sick Leave for CSX Mechanical Employees

IAM District 19 and the IAM Rail Division have reached an agreement with CSX that provides paid sick leave for the approximately 700 IAM District 19 Mechanical Employees at the freight rail carrier. The agreement provides for four paid sick days annually and the ability to convert up to an additional three personal days into […]

Special Offer for IAM Fresh Maine Lobster

If you want the opportunity to have fresh Maine Lobster delivered right to your home, Lobster 207 is the answer. Lobster 207 provides fresh, live Maine lobster overnight right to your door. The lobster is union from the ocean floor to your door. Live Maine lobster is hand-caught off the coast of Maine by IAM members. The […]

Demanding Dignity at Disney

Approximately 30,000 Disney workers in the Orlando area, including TCU/IAM members, will soon vote on a five-year contract offer. They say the company is only offering raises of $1 a year for most workers. TCU/IAM members there say $1 is not enough amid a sharp rise in cost-of-living. Watch the video.

Machinists Union, Allies Urge Creation of Clean Energy Manufacturing Jobs

On January 18, the Machinists Union and other labor and advocacy organizations sent a letter to President Biden to ensure that the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) is implemented as intended, which includes measures to advance a new wave of manufacturing jobs and rebuild trust with American workers taking into account good clean energy jobs. The letter comes as […]

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