Monthly Archive: January 2019

Jan 22 2019

Machinists Across the Country Spread MLK’s Message

Martin Luther King, Jr Day is a time when Americans gather for marches and community projects to recognize and honor the life and message of the civil rights icon. In a message to IAM members, International President urged members to spread that message in their daily lives. “At a time when our country seems more …

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Jan 22 2019

IAM Members Continue Fight to End Government Shutdown

IAM members all across the nation are engaged in the battle to end the longest federal government shutdown in U.S. history. IAM members several other unions recently held a rally at the Nationals Park in Washington, DC where Senate Republicans were gathered for a retreat instead of voting on a House bill to reopen the …

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Jan 22 2019

Submit Your Entries for the IAM Photo Contest

Calling all IAM members who enjoy taking photos. The 2019 IAM Photography contest is now open, so get out your cameras or smartphones and start snapping some pics. Submit your pictures of IAM members in their workplace, union function or performing community service for a chance to win a cash prize have your photo featured …

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Jan 18 2019

IAM Local 2068 Members Reach Agreement, End Six-Week Strike at Silgan

Members of IAM Local 2068 have reached an agreement with Silgan Containers, bringing to end a nearly six-week strike in Rochelle, IL. The strike took effect just after midnight Saturday, December 8, 2018 when members voted down the company’s original contract offer because of its failure to address a more than 10-year stagnation in wages …

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Jan 17 2019

Machinists Call for Smarter, More Humane U.S. Healthcare System

The Machinists Union remains steadfast that every American has the right to comprehensive health care and strongly supports a Medicare-for-all health care system. The United States spends more than twice the average per capita on healthcare compared to other developed nations, yet ranks near the bottom in life expectancy and other health outcomes. Our for-profit …

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Jan 17 2019

Proud of the Brand, Proud of the Work

“We are very proud of our Machinists members at MillerCoors in Albany, GA and the nearly 40-year relationship we have had with this company,” said IAM Southern Territory General Vice President Rickey Wallace. “Not only does the IAM produce and package this recognizable product, but we are also the consumers who buy it and drink …

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Jan 17 2019

Now is the Time to Enroll in Spanish Leadership

The last two years have been a challenge for the labor movement and workers in general yet the next two years promises to be even tougher. Now is the time to stand strong and send the message of diversity and inclusion to our nation’s leaders, communities and within our own union, and the key to …

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Jan 17 2019

El Tiempo Ha Llegado Para Inscribirse a Liderazgo en Español

Los últimos dos años han sido un desafío para el movimiento laboral y para los trabajadores en general, pero los próximos dos años prometen ser aún más difíciles. Hoy es el momento de mantenerse fuertes y enviar el mensaje de la diversidad y la inclusión a los líderes de nuestra nación, las comunidades y dentro …

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