IAM Urges Senators To Protect Federal Workers

IAM International President Robert Martinez, Jr., is urging members of the U.S. Senate to sign on to a letter led by U.S. Sen. Gary Peters (D-MI) aimed at undoing some of the damage done by President Trump’s executive orders attacking the rights of federal workers. Peters led 43 of his colleagues in a letter requesting that […]

IAM Continues Fight for Federal Contract Worker Back Pay

More than 1 million federal contract workers went without pay during the 35-day government shutdown in early 2019, including thousands of furloughed IAM members. The IAM is fighting for the inclusion of language in the Senate’s fiscal year 2020 appropriations bill to ensure back pay to compensate federal contract workers for wages lost during the […]

IAM Leading Charge Toward Global Aerospace Solidarity

IAM International President Robert Martinez Jr. recently led a Machinists Union delegation to a meeting of the world’s most powerful aerospace unions in Singapore. Martinez chairs the aerospace sector of the IndustriALL Global Union, which represents 50 million working people in 140 countries. The aerospace industry, worth $800 billion and employing millions of workers globally, […]

G.M. Workers Approve Contract and End Strike

The United Auto Workers union approved a new contract with General Motors on Friday, ending a strike that idled tens of thousands of workers for almost six weeks. The union announced the result of the voting by 49,000 union members on its website. It did not provide a tally, but several key locals said their […]

Machinists, IBEW Reach Tentative Agreement with General Electric

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: DeLane Adams, IAM 301-609-1387 dadams@iamaw.org 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 […]

Delta Workers Steal the Spotlight at AFL-CIO’s DNC ‘Labor Briefing’ in Detroit

Delta workers Masayo Tyner and Andy Hamilton joined IAM International President Bob Martinez in addressing attendees at the AFL-CIO’s “Labor Briefing” to the Democratic National Committee (DNC) yesterday and shared their experiences about Delta’s continuous assault on workers’ rights at the carrier. Tyner, a 12-year Delta flight attendant based in Detroit, educated the audience on […]

House Advances Butch Lewis Act for Senate Action

The House this week passed a bipartisan bill intended to stabilize multiemployer pension plans, advancing the legislation for Senate consideration. House members voted 264-169 on the Rehabilitation for Multiemployer Pensions Act of 2019 (H.R. 397), better known as the Butch Lewis Act. Twenty-nine House Republicans crossed the aisle to join Democrats to vote in favor of […]

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