A new union at Google is just the start of employee activism in 2021

On the first work day of 2021, the New York Times broke the startling news that more than 200 Google engineers had unionized with the Communications Workers of America to form the Alphabet Workers Union. More than 260,000 people work for Google, so this minority union, which spent a year organizing in secrecy, will be limited in […]

Amazon warehouse workers in Alabama file to hold unionization vote

  SEATTLE — Workers at an Amazon warehouse in Alabama have filed a notice to hold a unionization vote, in what could be a major labor battle against a company that has long opposed the unionization of its workforce. Employees at a newly opened Amazon facility in Bessemer, Ala., notified the National Labor Relations Board that they […]

Machinists, Labor Submit Strong Objection to Attack on Domestic Content Rules

The IAM and the nation’s largest federation of labor unions, the AFL-CIO, have issued strong public comments opposing a last-minute raid on the mission of the U.S. Export-Import Bank. The Bank’s mission to maintain and support U.S. jobs depends on its domestic content requirements. Nonetheless, the Bank posted a public notice just before Thanksgiving soliciting input on its review of […]

Lawmakers Shouldn’t Go On Vacation if Mitch McConnell Can’t Do His Job, Pass Relief

IAM International President Robert Martinez Jr. issued the following statement regarding the current state of COVID-19 relief negotiations: “Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans must pass long-overdue, comprehensive COVID-19 relief legislation before Congress takes yet another vacation. Millions of working people are out of jobs, going hungry, being evicted from their homes and losing hope. The failure […]

Puerto Rico Local 2725 Members Win Back Jobs, $200K in Lost Pay

IAM Local 2725 members who sell auto parts and supplies in Puerto Rico have been awarded $205,039.26 in back pay and reinstated to their jobs in a recent National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) settlement between the employer, Empresas Velázquez, and the Machinists Union. The NLRB had issued a complaint alleging that the employer, Empresas Velázquez, […]

Announcing the 2020 IAM Toy Drive Night of Shopping at Target!

IAM Local 2061, IAM Local 610, IAM District 166 and all the IAM members and families are invited to help shop for the children in the Brevard County foster care system that our Union has adopted this year. This will take place at the Target, located at 3055 Columbia Blvd in Titusville, FL on Thursday, […]

Amazon Unions From Brazil to Germany Plan Black Friday Protests

Unions representing tens of thousands of Amazon.com Inc. employees are planning walkouts and other action as the year’s busiest shopping season begins this week, in protest at the e-commerce giant’s handling of everything from sick pay and Covid-19 precautions to user privacy. The giant Verdi trade union in Germany is holding a walkout across seven Amazon facilities, […]

Amazon warehouse workers in Alabama file to hold unionization vote

SEATTLE — Workers at an Amazon warehouse in Alabama have filed a notice to hold a unionization vote, in what could be a major labor battle against a company that has long opposed the unionization of its workforce. Employees at a newly opened Amazon facility in Bessemer, Ala., notified the National Labor Relations Board that they want […]

Milwaukee Art Museum Workers Overwhelmingly Vote to Join Machinists Union

MILWAUKEE, Nov. 13, 2020 – A group of 141 employees of the Milwaukee Art Museum (MAM) voted by 72 percent to join the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW). The vote was held over a three-week period via mail with the ballots tallied today.  The new Machinists Union members work in every capacity at the […]

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