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 […]
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In a trend seen across the nation, more than 50 mechanics and service advisors of IAM Local 313 walked off the job at the Laura Buick GMC auto dealership in Collinsville, IL Saturday after a 100 percent rejection of the company’s final offer and a 100 percent vote to […]
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 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, […]
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 […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: DeLane Adams, IAM 301-609-1387 firstname.lastname@example.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 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 […]
Earlier this week lobstermen and women from across the state of Maine rallied at the Stonington Pier to protect the future of the lobstering industry.
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 […]