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Machinists Union Local 388 and 1191 Members at Eaton Mission Systems Division of Davenport on Strike for Retirement Security, Fair Health Care Benefits

More than 400 Machinists Union Local 388 and Machinists Union Local 1191 (District 6) members who work at Eaton Mission Systems Division of Davenport are on strike for retirement security and fair health care benefits and wages. The strike began at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 18. Members are currently on the picket line. Machinists Union members at Eaton Mission Systems Division of Davenport voted almost unanimously to […]

Black History Month: The IAM Fight for Civil Rights in the 1960s

Human rights for African Americans were officially recognized in the U.S. with the historic passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the implementation of the Voting Rights Act a year later. Despite those historic legislative accomplishments, the IAM understood that centuries of racial discrimination had caused devastating social and economic damage in black communities. […]

MLK Would Call on Us to Protect Our Democracy

Dear Sisters, Brothers and Friends of the IAM, This weekend, we honor the life and legacy of an iconic civil rights activist. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was an early proponent of voting rights and a tireless advocate for the working class and the oppressed around the world. I call on you to celebrate the […]

Education for Everyone

For union activists, nothing will ever be able to replicate the value of in-person learning but the IAM wants to make sure all members have access to education. That’s why the Machinists Union is offering Leadership I classes online in 2022. “While I think we all prefer in-person classes, I believe that the real question isn’t […]

Apply Now for the 2022 IAM Scholarship Competition

The 2022 IAM Scholarship Competition is accepting applications. The competition is open to members of the IAM and their children throughout the United States and Canada. The Application packet must be postmarked by February 11, 2022, and received no later than February 23, 2022. Applications, rules, and general information can be found on the 2022 IAM Scholarship Competition page. […]

Machinists Union Urges Congress to Invest in Nation’s Shipyards

The IAM is reaching out to members of Congress, encouraging them to support bipartisan legislation that would provide much-needed investment to optimize and improve our nation’s shipyards. International President Robert Martinez Jr wrote a letter to all U.S. Representatives and Senators urging them to co-sponsor the Supplying Help to Infrastructure in Ports, Yards, and America’s […]

Remembering Our Heroes

  Sisters and Brothers, This Memorial Day weekend, we remember military service members who have fought and died for our freedom. They were willing to put their lives on the line, at home and abroad, to defend us against all enemies, both foreign and domestic. These heroes died protecting the many freedoms we enjoy today from […]