February Federal Employee Program Deadline Extended

The deadline to enroll for the February 9-14, 2020 IAM Federal Employee Program at the William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center in Hollywood, MD has been extended to January 10, 2020. Due to limited class space of 30, only those who have not previously attended may enroll. Participants will be chosen on a first […]

Change Lives Through GDA on Giving Tuesday

On #GivingTuesday, a day that encourages people to do good by donating to a charitable cause, please consider donating to the IAM’s favorite charity, Guide Dogs of America.. GDA is asking that you open your heart—and your wallet—and make a donation to fund a need for guide dogs and their partners by clicking here. You […]

IAM Urges GE to do the Right Thing

At the beginning of October, General Electric(GE) sent out letters offering limited time lump-sum pension plan payouts to about 100,000 former employees. READ: Money up front vs. more later: General Electric union questions pension buyout offer The Louisville (KY) Courier-Journal IAM International President Robert Martinez, Jr., recently sent a letter to General Electric(GE) CEO H. […]

GOP Leaders’ Pension Proposal is a Tax on Retirees

IAM International President Robert Martinez Jr. issued the following statement regarding the proposal by U.S. Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-La.) and Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) addressing the multi-employer pension plan crisis: “Proponents of this plan can call it whatever they want, but it is nothing more than a tax on one of our most vulnerable groups—senior citizens. […]

As We Give Thanks…

Sisters, Brothers and Friends of the IAM,   Thanksgiving is a wonderful opportunity to bring loved ones together, reflect on our blessings and express gratitude to others. As fellow Machinists, I hope you will join me by thanking the thousands of our IAM Brothers and Sisters who are still on the job today and throughout […]