GOP Tax Plan Bonuses: Proof is in the Pudding

IAM International President Bob Martinez was recently quoted in Bloomberg BNA on the surge of companies alleging that the GOP tax plan is the reason for employee bonuses. READ: AT&T Promises Bonuses, and Union Responds With a Shrug “History has shown that wealthy executives will simply use their giveaway for stock buybacks and dividends to […]

Machinists Honor Military on ‘Wreaths Across America’ Day

Machinists Union members gathered at Arlington National Cemetery to remember fallen veterans and honor those who have served. The Machinists were among the thousands of people who participated in wreath-laying ceremonies across the country on Saturday, December 16. IAM Local 24 members from Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland were among those who joined IAM […]

500 Machinists Union Members Win New Contract with Schneider Electric

Members of IAM Local 2069 in Peru, IN cast their ballots in a ratification vote for a new three-year master agreement with energy management and automation company Schneider Electric. More than 500 IAM union members have ratified a new three-year master agreement with energy management and automation company Schneider Electric. The national agreement covers IAM […]

Las Vegas

The Machinists offer our heartfelt condolences to the victims and families of the Las Vegas shooting. We are thankful for the first responders who helped save lives through their heroic efforts. It is our hope that collective action and the spirit of resiliency will carry us through this senseless and violent tragedy. Our continued prayers […]

Martinez, Gruber Celebrate 100 Year Anniversary at Minnesota Chain-Maker

IAM International President Bob Martinez and IAM Midwest Territory General Vice President Philip J. Gruber recently joined IAM District 66 and Local 1030 members, retirees and company executives in celebrating the 100-year anniversary of North America’s largest chain-maker, Peerless Industrial Group of Winona, MN. Peerless is home to more than 160 IAM members and has […]

Martinez Recommends Support of Jobs and Trade Competitiveness Act

International President Martinez recently encouraged members of Congress to support Representative Bill Pascrell’s (NJ-9) legislation that would reset America’s trade policies. The legislation promotes insourcing and strengthens the ability to enforce existing trade agreements. Click here to read Martinez’s letter “Instead of rewarding companies that offshore domestic production, as our current tax laws do, the […]

Martinez: Trade Deficit Examination Long Overdue

This past Friday the White House issued an executive order that authorizes a large-scale research study of the nation’s trade deficit. The IAM has advocated for American manufacturing and fair trade for many years. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer acknowledged the IAM’s support for a review of U.S. trade policy during his daily press […]

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