Freedom, Democracy and Pro-Worker Policies Win at the Ballot Box

Robert Martinez Jr., International President of the 600,000-member International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM), released the following statement:

“We are so proud that Machinists Union members from coast to coast joined millions of Americans to make their voices heard at a critical time for our democracy. The IAM took its grassroots political engagement program to swing states across the country to make a real difference in this election and the future of our nation.

“The IAM, the largest aerospace, defense, and airline union in North America, engages our members in the political process because elections affect everything about our lives—on and off the job. Our representation in Congress, state legislatures, and governorships directly affects our freedoms to join a union, retire with dignity, make our own healthcare choices, and so much more. 

“The election results show that people care about protecting our democracy. Voters across our nation cast a ballot to continue the pro-worker, pro-democracy agenda of the Biden-Harris administration. IAM members will roll up their sleeves and work on implementing the historic investments for the airline, transit, aerospace, manufacturing, and other critical industries. It’s time for Congress to unite, grow our economy and create good-paying union jobs.”

The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) is among North America’s largest industrial trade unions and represents nearly 600,000 active and retired members in the airline, manufacturing, aerospace, defense, railroad, transportation, shipbuilding, woodworking, health care, and other industries. | @MachinistsUnion 

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Machinists Ramp Up GOTV Efforts in Final Push for 2022 Midterms

Machinists Ramp Up GOTV Efforts in Final Push for 2022 Midterms

In the days leading up to Midterm Election Day 2022, IAM political volunteers have revved up efforts to encourage fellow Machinists Union members to vote in favor of pro-labor candidates running in battle-ground states across the country.

Electing pro-labor, worker-supportive candidates is imperative to protecting working families, their jobs, their pensions, their Social Security, their right to organize, and their safety at work.

READ: Machinists on the Ground, Getting Out the Vote for Pro-Labor Midterm Election Candidates

Labor unions have been mobilizing for months to educate voters on the candidates. In a final push to energize voters and garner support for labor-endorsed candidates, Machinists Union members have rallied at GOTV events in Philadelphia, Cleveland, and more. 

Political figures, including former U.S. President Barack Obama and current U.S. President Joe Biden, as well as labor leaders like AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler and AFT President Randi Weingarten, spoke at the rallies in support of candidates who have vowed to stand with workers if elected.

WATCH: President Biden and Barack Obama Rally Voters in Philadelphia

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