Month: April 2020

Machinists Mobilizing to Support Paycheck Guarantee Act

The IAM is strongly supporting legislation that would help ensure America’s workforce and businesses remain intact during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Paycheck Guarantee Act, introduced by U.S. Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), would: – End the current wave of mass layoffs – Bring previously displaced workers back onto their employers’ payroll – Prevent employers from being forced […]

Machinists Union Statement on VP Mike Pence Visit to GE Healthcare in Madison, Wisc.

Media Contact: LaToya Egwuekwe-Smith (815) 404-1710 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Madison, Wisc., Tuesday, April 21, 2020 – The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) has released the following statement in response to U.S. Vice President Mike Pence’s visit with IAM Local 1406 members at GE Healthcare in Madison, Wisc. The nearly 450 workers – who […]

Survey Opportunity

  As Solar Turbines and General Dynamics Nassco contract negotiations approach, Local Lodge 389 is conducting a survey to help us with organizing efforts. Please take a few minutes to fill out the survey. Your information and opinions are very important to us. Thank you for your time. Click here to fill out the survey. […]

Maine Drivers Vote to Ratify First Agreement

Transport drivers for the Kennebec Valley Community Action Partners (KVCAP) program in Augusta, ME voted overwhelmingly to ratify their first agreement with the agency. The drivers provide transportation for low-income Mainers to medical appointments, drug treatment and work and will be members of Local S-89, District Lodge 4. The drivers reached out to the Machinists […]

IAM Mourns Loss of Trailblazing Legislative and Political Advocate Dorothy ‘Dottie’ Ellsworth-Gannon

Dorothy “Dottie” Ellsworth-Gannon, a longtime fixture on the IAM’s legislative and political team, passed away on February 20, 2020. Ellsworth-Gannon, 91, worked for the IAM for 22 years. Her IAM career began in 1977 when Ellsworth-Gannon was hired as a legislative representative. From 1981 until her retirement in 1999, Ellsworth-Gannon served as assistant director for […]