Category: Imail

After IAM’s Pressure, United Backs Off Forced Furlough Plan

The IAM’s campaign and the resulting public outrage against United Airlines has caused the carrier to back away from its illegal scheme to force 15,000 full-time IAM members into part-time positions. After accepting $5 billion from taxpayers as part of the CARES Act, United made the unilateral decision to drastically reduce the wages, retirement benefits, and paid […]

IAM Demands Safety at VA Facilities

The IAM is calling on top Veterans Affairs officials to ensure that employees and veterans at VA facilities are adequately protected from COVID-19. IAM International President Robert Martinez Jr. says the agency must provide all workers with personal protective equipment, clean and sanitize workplaces in a timely manner and follow all CDC guidelines. “When it […]

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 legwuekwe@iamaw.org (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 […]