Category: Organizing

Vertex Aerospace Workers in North Carolina Vote to Join Machinists Union

Cherry Point, N.C., June 16, 2022 — 82 aircraft technicians and related workers at Vertex Aerospace in Cherry Point, NC., overwhelmingly voted on Wednesday, June 15, to join the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM). Vertex Aerospace workers at the facility help with thermal engineering analysis, design, and test support for industry and government throughout the US.  “The IAM is a leader […]

Maryland Apple Store Employees File for Election to Join Machinists Union

Apple store employees in Towson, Md. who recently organized a union called Coalition of Organized Retail Employees (CORE), with the assistance of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) filed for a union representation election yesterday with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). Over one hundred employees should be eligible to vote in the election.  READ:  Second […]

Baltimore County Public Library Employees Vote to Ratify First Machinists Union Contract Following Groundbreaking Organizing Campaign

BALTIMORE COUNTY, Md., May 1, 2022 – Approximately 460 Baltimore County Public Library (BCPL) employees who recently organized with the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) voted overwhelmingly on Sunday to ratify their first union contract. Full and part-time BCPL employees at the administrative office and the 19 county library branches are part of the agreement. The one-year collective […]

IAM Organizers, Baltimore County Public Library Campaign Featured in Labor Calendar

IAM Organizing Grand Lodge Representative Gabrielle Rogano and other members of the IAM Organizing staff are featured in the 2022 SUNY Empire State College labor calendar. It’s part of an annual calendar distributed by the Harry Van Arsdale Jr. School of Labor Studies in New York, an associate’s, bachelor’s, and master’s degree program that includes prominent […]

IAM Recognizes Territories, Organizers for Adapting to Challenges of 2020, Continuing to Grow Union

IAM International President Robert Martinez Jr. and IAM Organizing Director Vinny Addeo recognized our members recently for their continued efforts to grow the strength of the IAM and working families with a virtual presentation of the third annual International President’s Excellence in Organizing Awards. “The efforts our organizers and leaders put into growing our great […]

Machinists Union Supports Maryland House Legislation Giving Harford County Library Workers the Right to Collectively Bargain

The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) proudly supports the Harford County Library Employees Collective Bargaining Authorization Bill, Maryland House Bill 1225, introduced by Delegate Steven Johnson (D-34a). The bill would allow Harford County Public Library staff employees the ability to join a union, ultimately giving them a voice and vote in the […]

Veterans Affairs Healthcare Professionals in Texas Vote Overwhelmingly to Join the IAM

Fifty healthcare professionals from Overton Brooks Department of the Veterans Affairs Medical Center outpatient clinic in Longview, TX recently voted overwhelmingly to join the IAM. The successful campaign was the third and final piece of an organizing project for Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCS). The CBOCS project, which began last year for more than 150 healthcare professionals, also successfully […]