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Organizing and Servicing the Focus at IAM District 2020 Inaugural Convention

Newly-formed IAM District 2020 held its inaugural convention last weekend in Virginia Beach, VA with International President Robert Martinez Jr, General Secretary-Treasurer Dora Cervantes and Southern Territory General Vice President Rickey Wallace in attendance. Martinez, Cervantes and Wallace addressed the delegation, driving home the importance of organizing and bringing union representation to workers in the […]

IAM Members at DynCorp Ratify New Master Agreement

104 IAM members from DynCorp, who perform aircraft maintenance on the CLS Transport Program for the government, this week overwhelmingly voted to ratify a fifty-month master agreement. The contract provides many improvements including wage increases, caps on medical insurance increases, retention of dental and vision premiums and shortening the amount of time needed for an […]

When the IAM Used Sports to Break Racial Barriers

As Black History Month comes to a close, we remember the IAM’s push for racial equality during the civil rights movement, a bold, transformative plan that started when the union began to recruit and train African American Shop Stewards in the 1950s. The agenda would gain momentum in 1962 when the late IAM President Al […]

IAM, Senate Majority Leader Schumer, Congressman Reed Unite to Save IAM Jobs at Setterstix

The IAM, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, and Rep. Tom Reed, R-Corning, are urging Setterstix, Inc. CEO Eric Pritchard to reconsider its decision to close its current Cattaraugus, NY facility. Setterstix makes paper sticks for use in Tootsie Roll pops, Dum-Dum suckers, cotton swabs, and other novelty items. Setterstix announced its intent to cease production in […]

Union Solidarity and Black History

Leo Jones, a member of IAM Local 837 B in St. Louis reflects on his Machinist membership and diversity in labor. Jones has been a proud IAM member since 1987 when he hired on at McDonnell Douglas. The post Union Solidarity and Black History appeared first on IAMAW.