Register Now for IAM’s October Human Rights Program

The IAM Women’s and Human Rights Department will offer the Human Rights Program from October 23-28, 2022. The program will be held at the William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center in Hollywood, MD. Recognizing that justice and equality can only be achieved through an organized and empowered working class, the Human Rights Program will […]

IAM Rail Division Pounds Pavement in Washington, DC

At this week’s 2022 IAM Legislative Conference in Washington, DC, union leaders from TCU, the Carmen Division, and IAM District Lodge 19 amplified our members’ voices by meeting with various elected officials from across the federal government. Our railroaders spoke at length with leaders from the Federal Railroad Administration, the Surface Transportation Board, and Congress. […]

Machinists Join Moral March on Washington

Julie Frietchen, IAM Director of Women’s and Human Rights, talks about the recent Moral March on Washington. The Machinists Union supported the protest, along with thousands of others from around the country who converged on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, DC. Activists joined Rev. William Barber to speak out for the millions of Americans who struggle […]

Machinists Union Members Make Powerful Return to Capitol Hill at IAM Legislative Conference

IAM members and political activists from across the United States convened in Washington, DC this week for the 2022 IAM Legislative Conference, hearing from allies of the Machinists Union and lobbying members of Congress. IAM International President Robert Martinez Jr., as well as IAM National Political and Legislative Director Hasan Solomon, welcomed Legislative Conference delegates […]

Machinists Union Reaches Historic, Industry-Leading Tentative Agreement Extension for 5,300 Members at Alaska Airlines

WASHINGTON, June 22, 2022 – The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) has reached a tentative agreement with Alaska Airlines that, for the first time in the carrier’s history, will put approximately 5,300 Alaska Airlines workers at the top of the airline industry’s pay scale. The tentative agreement extension covers IAM members who […]

IAM Local 1379 Members Ratify Strong Three-Year Contract with Kennedy Valve in New York

180 IAM Local Lodge 1379 (IAM District 65) members at Kennedy Valve in Elmira, NY, who produce fire hydrants and water valves, recently ratified an extremely strong three-year agreement. The membership voted overwhelmingly to accept the tentative agreement, which includes: –      Major wage increases –      Improvements to pensions –      Bereavement language –      Shift differential –      Life insurance –      Accidental death and […]