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 […]

IAM Transportation Leaders Meet with Members at Honolulu Airport

The IAM Transportation leadership recently visited with members at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL) in Hawaii, the latest stop in an ongoing station visit program implemented by the department’s new leadership to visit the airline and railroad members across the United States. The delegation of Richard Johnsen, Chief of Staff to the International President, Edison Fraser, […]

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 […]

Machinists Union Applauds Social Security Benefit Increase

Millions of Social Security beneficiaries, including many IAM members, will receive a 5.9 percent cost-of-living increase in 2022. The average retired worker can expect to receive an additional $92 per month. Active and retired IAM members have long called for an increase to earned Social Security benefits and for measures that secure the solvency of […]