Month: June 2020

Machinists, Labor Coalition Call on Congress to Protect Democracy Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

The IAM joined other labor organizations representing millions of workers across North America calling on Congress to protect every citizen’s right to vote during these unstable times. The coalition is encouraging expanded online voter registration, extended early voting periods with safe and sanitized polling places, and increased vote-by-mail opportunities. In a letter addressed to U.S. Senate […]

Solar Turbines Attendance Policy Arbitration Ruling

As some of you may already be aware, the arbitrator mediating the attendance policy grievance between Solar Turbines and International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Local Lodge 389 has made his ruling. Unfortunately, he has ruled in favor of the company and the current attendance policy will stand. Because of the company’s management rights […]

Machinists Union Joins Call for Police Reform, Racial Justice

The IAM is supporting recommendations issued by the AFL-CIO’s general board to take concrete action to address America’s long history of racism. The board approved the recommendations after emergency meetings of the AFL-CIO Committees on Civil and Human Rights and the AFL-CIO Committee on Legislation and Policy. Both committees discussed the murder of George Floyd and unanimously […]

The Summer 2020 IAM Journal is Here

The IAM Communication Department is proud to announce the release of the Summer 2020 IAM Journal. Along with a print copy arriving in members’ mailboxes in the next few weeks, the IAM Journal now has a new dynamic website to showcase Machinists Union members and the amazing work they do, especially during these difficult times. This edition […]

Making Space History Again

A new era in manned space flight began after last week’s successful launch of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon from the historic Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, FL. For the first time in almost a decade, American astronauts launched from American soil in an American spacecraft. The Machinists of Local 2061 played […]