A Strike, a Love story and a Movie

What better way to show workers how important organizing is than to put it on the big screen? That’s exactly what Composer, Writer and Producer Danny Schur and Director Rob Adetuyi did with the movie musical STAND! and they explained how on a special edition of Activate L!VE. Schur wrote a love story against the backdrop of non-union […]

IP Martinez Talks Election, Unity on LCLAA Podcast

IAM International President Robert Martinez Jr. recently joined the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA) podcast “El Desvio, Many Roads, one Destination.” Martinez discusses the recent presidential election, COVID-19, and how organizations like the IAM and LCLAA play a critical role in bringing our divided nation back together. “I am so proud of all […]

We Are Canadian Machinists

The Machinists Union’s first Canadian Local Lodge (Local Lodge 103) was formed in 1890 in Stratford, Ontario. We represent more than 40,000 Canadian workers in air transport and a wide range of manufacturing including aircraft, auto parts, autobuses, aerospace, electronics, light and heavy machinery, tools and appliances. We are the largest airport security screeners union […]

STAND! Movie Premieres December 1

A movie musical commemorating the Winnipeg General Strike of 1919 premieres in the United States December 1 and union members throughout the country will be able to take part in the exclusive one-night only-event. Locals, districts and state federations plan to watch the movie together at theaters in 46 states, with COVID-19 safety guidelines in […]

Alabama Aerospace Members Make Big Gains with New Contract

Nearly 120 members of IAM Local 2766 overwhelmingly ratified a new contract with Tyonek Services Group. The aerospace workers who maintain helicopters at Redstone Arsenal in Alabama have seen significant improvements in compensation since joining the IAM in 2017. The new four-year deal includes the following improvements: Three percent wage increase in each year of […]

Local S6 Built is Best Built

There comes a time in life when people feel they have to take a stand for what they believe in. For the 4,300 members of IAM Local S6 in Bath, ME, that time was June 21, 2020 when they rejected the last, best and final offer from Bath Iron Works and voted to strike. The […]

GPS: The Driving Force of the Western Territory

In 1888, under the cloak of darkness, Tom Talbot and 18 of his machinist peers gathered in a railroad pit near Atlanta and signed a document that would change the lives of millions. It was the moment the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers came to life. Since then, the IAM has evolved year […]