A Message to IAM Federal Employees and Federal Contract Workers Regarding a Possible Government Shutdown

Dear IAM Family, The IAM has been closely following the increasing likelihood of a government shutdown beginning Friday, Oct. 1, 2023, which would affect tens of thousands of IAM federal employees and federal contract workers, as well as countless others. Unfortunately, a faction of right-wing extremists in Congress are again demanding draconian spending cuts and […]

IAM Urges Strong Support for NDAA

By DeLane Adams ● Jul 14, 2023 Smart Brevity® count: 5 mins…1340 words Hello and welcome to Machinists on the Hill, a twice-monthly roundup of legislative advocacy on behalf of IAM members. The following covers: IAM International President Martinez Supports NDAA IAM-Built U.S. Navy Ship Hits High Seas IAM Midwest Territory attends President Biden’s Economic Address Wildland Firefighter Paycheck […]

Machinists Union Continues Call for ‘Buy American’ Defense Increase

The IAM, the largest U.S. aerospace and defense union, is again sounding the alarm to increase the domestic production of major defense programs. As consideration of the 2024 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) continues, IAM International President Robert Martinez Jr. is calling for Senators to support a bipartisan amendment that would gradually raise Buy American […]

Machinists Union Membership Votes Overwhelmingly To Endorse Joe Biden for a Second Term- IAM Delegates Pack Halls of Congress to Advance Workers’ Rights at Legislative Conference

MACHINISTS UNION MEMBERSHIP VOTES OVERWHELMINGLY TO ENDORSE PRESIDENT BIDEN FOR SECOND TERM: The 600,000-member International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM), utilizing a democratic process that included a general membership vote open to all U.S. members in good standing, has endorsed President Biden for a second term. The IAM’s endorsement is the overwhelming majority will of the IAM’s […]


WASHINGTON, July 13, 2023– The IAM’s Eastern States Conference of Machinists has unanimously endorsed U.S. Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-Del.) for U.S. Senate. Blunt Rochester has been a consistent champion for Machinists Union members, securing a 100% voting record in the IAM’s legislative scorecard. The fourth-term congresswoman is a co-sponsor of the pro-labor Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act and has supported critical […]

IAM Continues Call For Senate Confirmation of Working People’s Champion Julie Su – IAM Rail Division Joins Transportation Unions to Support Pro-Labor Surface Transportation Board – Texas State Council Brings Together IAM Activists

IAM CONTINUES CALL FOR SENATE CONFIRMATION OF WORKING PEOPLE’S CHAMPION JULIE SU: IAM International President Robert Martinez Jr. is continuing the call, with a united labor front, for the U.S. Senate to confirm Julie Su as U.S. Labor Secretary. “As I’ve said before, Julie Su is the type of leader we need at the DOL, fighting […]