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IAM Urges Employers to Utilize New Federal Aid, Avoid Layoffs

The IAM is urging for-profit companies with under 500 employees to remedy any potential hardships or threats of laying off any IAM-represented workers by utilizing a federal aid provision in the recently-enacted CARES Act. The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) allows small employers to receive up to $10 million, or 2.5 times the business’ total payroll […]

IAM Leadership Calls for Protection of Canadian Workers

IAM International President Robert Martinez Jr. and IAM Canada General Vice President Stan Pickthall recently sent a letter to Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, encouraging him to take further action to protect frontline workers. “Employers must be held to a higher standard and be accountable; after all, employer policies can also help curb the spread […]

ICYMI Activate L!VE: IAM Free College Benefit

This week’s live webcast of Activate L!VE featured Brittani Gassner of Eastern Gateway Community College breaking down improvements in the IAM Free College Benefit. The show also included news updates on unemployment benefits and the IAM’s efforts to assist members and families as they struggle through the coronavirus crisis. Activate L!VE streams every Wednesday at […]

IAM Mourns Members Lost to COVID-19 Outbreak

The deadly COVID-19 pandemic that is sweeping across the globe has infected and taken the lives of thousands, including some of our own IAM Sisters and Brothers. We honor our fallen by celebrating their impact on our lives and the labor movement. They will not be forgotten. We also thank many of our fellow Sisters […]