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Connie Vallas Hired as IAM Associate General Counsel

IAM International President Robert Martinez Jr. has appointed accomplished union, workers’ rights and social justice attorney Connie Vallas as an Associate General Counsel in the IAM Legal Department. The appointment was effective January 9, 2023. Over the course of her career, Vallas has represented workers in the areas of negotiations, contract enforcement, administrative appeals, unemployment […]

IAM, Union Coalition Urges the Senate to Reinstate the Federal Tax Deduction for Workers’ Union Dues

The IAM, along with other unions, wrote a letter to Majority Leader Schumer and Speaker Pelosi to endorse the bipartisan pro-union Tax Fairness for Workers Act (H.R. 2549 / S. 1157). The act provides an above-the-line individual tax deduction for workers’ union dues payments, delivers direct cash tax benefits to millions of middle-class Americans, helps […]

Registration Open for 2023 Winpisinger Center Leadership Programs

The Winpisinger Center’s call for 2023 Leadership Programs has been distributed to Local and District Lodges. Call letters in English, French, and Spanish, the table of dates, and a printable poster for the 2023 Leadership Programs are now available on the Winpisinger Center’s website. “The IAM places a high priority on the education of its membership,” said Winpisinger Center Director Mary […]

Machinists Union, Labor Coalition Rallies for ‘Contract Now’ with United Airlines

The IAM continues negotiations with United Airlines covering nearly 28,000 workers, demanding acceptable job security and equitable wage rates. This week, IAM Locals 1871 and 1782 (District 141) members joined AFA-CWA flight attendants and Teamsters mechanics to stand in solidarity with ALPA pilots for an informational picket at San Francisco International Airport. IAM Air Transport […]