IAM Rallies To Protect Retirement Security

IAM members, other labor unions and retirement security supporters rallied on Capitol Hill in support of the Rehabilitation for Multiemployer Pensions Act of 2019 (H.R. 397), better known as the Butch Lewis Act. The Ways and Means Committee advanced the legislation, sponsored by U.S. Rep. Richard Neal (D-MA), on a party line vote with all […]

Machinists Union Applauds Rejection of General Electric’s Concessionary Contract Offer

International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) General Vice President Brian Bryant issued the following statement in response to IUE-CWA’s members’ rejection of the General Electric’s concessionary contract offer.   “The IAM applauds the decision by the IUE-CWA GE members to reject this concessionary contract offer,” said Bryant. “The IAM supports going back to […]

IAM Members Taking Advantage of Free College Benefit

Education is the key to a strong labor movement and no one understands that more than Machinists Union members. More than 1,500 people have registered at Eastern Gateway Community College through the IAM Free College Benefit since its inception. The amounts to nearly $4 million in scholarships for IAM members and their families. Check out […]

IAM Appoints McKinnon to Help Fight Plant Closings

IAM International President Robert Martinez Jr. announced the appointment of Matt McKinnon to serve as Special Assistant to the International President. McKinnon will focus on battling poorly negotiated trade agreements and the huge industrial sector gaps driving the latest rounds of plant closings, particularly in aerospace.  “Matt will play an important role in the field […]

August Federal Employee Program Deadline Extended

The deadline to enroll for the August 18-23, 2019 IAM Federal Employee Program at the William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center in Hollywood, MD has been extended to July 12, 2019. Due to limited class space of 30, only those who have not previously attended may enroll. Participants will be chosen on a first […]

The Wisdom of 100 Years

It was a triple digit celebration when IAM member Theron Black of Local 733 turned 100 years old on June 13, 2019. A former employee of Beechcraft Aviation in Wichita, KS, Black celebrated his birthday recently with friends and paparazzi as the local news station, KAKE News Channel 10 produced a story highlighting his 100-year […]

IAM Mourns the Loss of Retired DBR Phil Zannella

Long-time IAM Law Committee Chair and 48-year member Phil Zannella, Jr. passed away last week at the age of 64. Zannella first joined the IAM Law Committee in 1992 and served until his retirement in 2018. “Our union lost a great leader with the passing of Phil Zannella,” said International President Robert Martinez Jr. “Phil […]