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Machinists State Councils Back in Action

A few Machinists State Council meetings were held across different territories over the past month.  Machinists State Councils are located across the country, in cities and states where Machinists are represented. The Machinists State Councils help fight for legislation that is good for working people. Legislation enacted and decisions made by elected officials impact our […]

Machinists Union, Georgia Congressional Delegation Fighting to Save First Responder Jobs at Marietta Lockheed Martin Facility

WASHINGTON, Oct. 21, 2021 –  The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) and the Georgia Democratic congressional delegation, led by U.S. Rep. Nikema Williams (D-Ga.), are working to help firefighters and facility safety technicians at Lockheed Martin in Marietta, GA, fight to save their jobs. Lockheed Martin recently announced that it plans to outsource […]

COS Johnsen Addresses Unruly Passengers in USA TODAY Op-ed

Richard Johnsen, Chief of Staff to the International President, wrote an op-ed in today’s USA TODAY addressing unruly passengers and understaffing issues in the airline industry.   There has been a lot of news lately about air rage. You’ve probably seen the viral videos: violent passengers, many angry about mask policies, throwing punches at flight crews and putting other passengers […]

IAM Reaches Strong Tentative Agreement with Spirit Airlines

The IAM has reached a tentative agreement covering about 300 workers at Spirit Airlines. The proposed five-year labor contract includes wage increases that, on average, would be 30 percent higher than current earnings. This would create the highest wages and overall compensation rates for ramp agents in the airline’s history. The proposed deal, which the IAM […]

U.S. Labor Secretary Meets with Rep. Golden, Maine Senate President Jackson, and New England Loggers Cooperative

The IAM recently participated in a meeting at the Maine State House to address the challenges facing loggers and wood-haulers in northern Maine. The discussion with Maine Senate President Troy Jackson, Congressman Jared Golden (ME-02), New England Loggers Cooperative, and U.S. Labor Secretary Marty Walsh centered around the misuse of foreign labor by employers in […]

Machinists Union Makes Big Gains in the 2022 NDAA

The IAM successfully lobbied for the 2022 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to fund military programs. Together, the programs support more than 100,000 IAM aerospace, defense, and shipbuilding jobs. The final version of the NDAA included Buy American House-passed language, championed by the IAM and U.S. Rep. Donald Norcross (D-NJ). This provision will strengthen Buy […]