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 […]

Tell Congress to Save the U.S. Aerospace Manufacturing Industry

Please urge members of Congress to help save the U.S. aerospace manufacturing industry and the millions of jobs it supports as part of the urgent relief package in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. IAM International President Robert Martinez Jr. recently sent a letter to members of Congress urging support for hundreds of thousands of aerospace workers affected […]

Tell Congress to Save Railroad Jobs

  In response to the decreased demand for rail services due to COVID-19, U.S. rail systems are considering severe measures to combat the novel coronavirus pandemic. The U.S. rail systems face sharp declines in revenue due to a drastic decrease in demand for rail services caused by COVID-19. IAM and TCU-IAM members proudly work in […]