Category: National News

Join the Petition to Support IAM Members at Boeing South Carolina

Let’s keep the pressure on Boeing Co. to reinstate our fellow IAM members who were unjustly fired at the company’s campus in North Charleston, S.C. Please sign the petition urging Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg to immediately allow the workers to return to work. As you may know, a National Labor Relations Board region recently found merit in […]

Machinists, IBEW Reach Tentative Agreement with General Electric

WASHINGTON, Aug. 7, 2019 – Negotiating committees for the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) at General Electric reached a tentative agreement with the company that offers significant improvements to the company’s proposal that was previously rejected by the membership. The IAM and IBEW committees recommend the […]

50 Years Ago, Machinists Push to the Moon

  IMAIL July 16, 2019 Fifty years ago, NASA launched its epic Apollo 11 flight placing man on the moon for the first time. The mission was aided by scores of Machinists Union members. The eight-day Apollo mission started with the July 16, 1969 takeoff of a Saturn V rocket from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center […]

One Year Deal for Machinists at McConnell AFB

From IMAIL, June 13, 2019 IAM Local 708 members in Wichita, KS have ratified a new collective bargaining agreement with FlightSafety Services Corporation (FSSC), securing a one-year contract that comes with substantial increases and security for the future. “I admire the strength and solidarity of these Machinists, many of whom fought for this country. They […]

IAM Voices Activate in Las Vegas

June 6, 2019 The 2019 IAM Communications Conference in Las Vegas concludes today and its nearly 200 delegates took part in a program that included guest speakers, discussion panels and group sessions. IAM International President Bob Martinez opened day two with remarks to the delegates about the importance of communications in its ongoing organizing efforts. […]

IAM Files Charges Against Delta Air Lines for Anti-Union Tactics

WASHINGTON, May 15, 2019 — The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) today filed election interference charges with the National Mediation Board (NMB) against Delta Air Lines. The IAM has overwhelming evidence that Delta Air Lines has interfered with the Flight Attendants and Ramp employees’ lawful right to seek a vote for union representation […]

IAM Campaigns Strike a Nerve with Delta Bosses

  Washington D.C., May 9, 2019 — The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) today issued the following statement in response  to continuing attacks from Delta Air Lines: “Delta Air Lines’ all-out assault on their employees’ legally-protected right to unionize with the Machinists Union is confirmation that our campaign to bring the benefits of […]

Honoring the Fallen on Workers’ Memorial Day

  Nearly 200 IAM members, family and friends gathered Wednesday to mourn and honor working people who have been killed, injured or sickened on the job this past year. The IAM Safety and Health Department hosted the annual Workers’ Memorial Ceremony at the William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center in Hollywood, MD. “This year we […]

Kansas Governor Kelly Supports Striking Machinists

For nearly 60 days, retired U.S. Air Force lieutenant colonel and pilot instructor Paul Powell of Local 708 has been on strike against FlightSafety Services Corporation (FSSC). For him, it was an important moment when he heard that Kansas Governor Laura Kelly was going to stop by the strike line to show her support. “Governor Kelly […]

‘We Need Action!’: IAM Transportation Members Growing Solidarity

More than 800 members of the IAM’s largest territory, the Transportation Department, joined together in Las Vegas this week for the 2019 IAM Transportation Conference. The IAM, which represents more than 160,000 members in the airline and rail industries, is North America’s largest union in the sector. Speakers at the conference highlighted American Airlines negotiations, […]