Month: March 2020

Tell Congress to Support the End Outsourcing Act

The IAM has sent letters to Senators and members of the U.S. House of Representatives urging them to support the End Outsourcing Act (H.R. 6121, S. 3425). The IAM needs you to take action by asking your Senators and House Representative to co-sponsor the legislation. TELL CONGRESS: Support the End Outsourcing Act  This important legislation, introduced by Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand […]

Our Machinists Heroes

Sisters and Brothers, This trying time for our union, our families and the entire world has brought into full focus the everyday heroes of the IAM. Our members are on the frontlines, doing the work that keeps our economy running and our countries safe. Many of our members are considered essential employees and are still […]

Census 2020 – Be Counted

Census Day is Tuesday, April 1. It is imperatively important that you get counted in this year’s census. So many decisions based on the count will affect unions and working people for the next ten years, or perhaps even longer. Follow the link at the end of this post to get counted. It’s easy, can […]

Machinists Union Wins Critical Provisions for Working People in Coronavirus Relief Bill

The 600,000-member International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM), North America’s largest aerospace, airline and defense union, applauds the Senate’s unanimous passage of the bipartisan CARES Act. The IAM, along with allies on Capitol Hill, vastly improved the COVID-19 relief bill from its original form to increase investment in the American people and include precedent-setting […]

Ohio Members Standing Strong in Third Week of Strike

Twenty-three workers of IAM Local 1346, District 54 have been on the picket lines since March 10, after rejecting Gledhill Road Machinery Company’s last, best, and final offer and voting to strike. At issue are healthcare benefits, wage increases and working conditions that include drastic changes to the attendance policy. The Negotiating Committee invited company […]

7 Movies About Labor

Many of us are still working. But for those of you that are bored at home, or cooped up during non-working hours as you observe stay-at-home orders, here are some movies about labor you might enjoy. Most of them are on downloadable through YouTube and Google. 1. ‘Matewan’ (1987) One of the best, and most […]

Local 389 Meetings Cancelled

  Due to the current Coronavirus crisis, Local 389 President Darrin Williamson has cancelled the E-Board and General Membership Meetings for the month of April. This is done under the blanket letter of dispensation from International President Robert Martinez, orders from the Governor of the State of California and recommendations from the CDC. Please check […]