Category: Machinists On The Hill

International President Martinez Appointed to President’s Export Council – Maryland House Passes Statewide Library Worker Legislation- Machinists Union Calls for Passage of Protecting the Right to Organize Act

INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT MARTINEZ APPOINTED TO PRESIDENT’S EXPORT COUNCIL: IAM International President Robert Martinez Jr. has been appointed by President Biden to serve on the President’s Export Council, a U.S. governmental organization that serves as the principal national advisory committee on international trade. “It’s an honor to serve our nation, our union, and our membership in this important role,” […]

Machinists Union Meets with USTR to Discuss Trade Priorities- IAM Veterans Services Steering Committee Testifies in Maryland- IAM Members Visit Florida Capitol to Discuss Sugar Industry

MACHINISTS UNION MEETS WITH USTR TO DISCUSS TRADE PRIORITIES: IAM International President Robert Martinez Jr. met with U.S. Trade Representative Ambassador Katherine Tai this week to discuss the Indo-Pacific Trade Framework (IPEF) and other trade priorities. The IAM also stressed the importance of having a robust, comprehensive strategy that coordinates policies in trade, combats harmful trade practices and don’t undermine […]

Fighting to Save Union Jobs at Boston Ship Repair – Maryland Library Workers Testify – Fighting for a Federal Pay Raise

IAM Secures Congressional Letter of Support in its Fight to Save Union Jobs at Boston Ship Repair: The IAM is fighting to save union jobs at the Boston Ship Repair and has secured a Congressional letter of support addressed to the Secretary of the Navy led by U. S. Rep. John Garamendi (D-CA) to help the fight. The IAM-represented union shipyard employs more than […]

Legislation Introduced Giving Maryland Public Library Employees the Right to Join Unions-Machinists Union Urges Alcoa To Stop Planned Demolition-IAM District 751 President Selected to Serve on FAA Safety Panel

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED GIVING MARYLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY EMPLOYEES THE RIGHT TO JOIN UNIONS: The IAM is supporting legislation sponsored by Maryland State Del. Steve Johnson (D-34A), which would provide a consistent process for employees of unorganized public library systems in Maryland to form a union and collectively bargain. State Sen. Nancy King (D-39) is cross-filing the legislation […]

IAM Advocacy Saves Thousands of Machinists’ Aerospace Jobs-Machinists Win Critical Funding for IAM-Built Defense Programs-IAM Secures Increased Funding for NLRB

IAM ADVOCACY SAVES THOUSANDS OF MACHINISTS’ AEROSPACE JOBS: As a result of intense lobbying by the IAM, Congress recently reached an agreement on an end-of-year government spending bill that included an amendment granting Boeing a modification to the certification deadline, which would allow the 737 MAX 7 and MAX 10 jets to complete aircraft certification without […]

Subject: Inflation Reduction Act of 2022- IAM Fights to Protect Airline Labor Standards – NFFE Urges Agency Fix Housing Crisis

Machinists Union Pledges Support for Inflation Reduction Act: Robert Martinez Jr., International President of the 600,000-member International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM), released the following statement: “The Machinists Unions applauds the authors of the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 for drafting this vitally important legislation which will help fight inflation, lower costs for […]

Baltimore County Fully Funds County Public Library Workers’ First Labor Contract – Illinois Machinists Raise $100K to Support State Workers’ Rights Amendment – Georgia Machinists Talk Working People Issues with Senator Warnock

IAM APPLAUDS BALTIMORE COUNTY COUNCIL FOR PASSING MEASURE THAT FULLY FUNDS COUNTY PUBLIC WORKERS’ FIRST LABOR CONTRACT: The IAM applauds the Baltimore County Council for passing a resolution this evening that finalizes all remaining details and ratifies the first collective bargaining agreement covering about 460 Baltimore County Public Library (BCPL) employees. The council unanimously passed Resolution […]

North Dakota Congressional Delegation Joins Fight to Save MCI – NFFE-IAM Endorses Legislation To Prevent Partisan Takeover-IAM Displays Political Strength

NORTH DAKOTA CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION JOINS FIGHT TO SAVE 175 MACHINISTS UNION JOBS AT MOTOR COACH INDUSTRIES IN PEMBINA, N.D.: Approximately 175 members of IAM Local W384 (District 5) at Motor Coach Industries’  (MCI) Pembina, N.D. plant were told they will be out of work by the end of the year due to the company’s decision to close the facility. Now, members of the North […]

Freedom, Democracy, and Pro-Worker Policies Win at the Ballot Box-IAM 2022 Legislative Report Card

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 […]

IAM Calls for Adequate F-35 Program Funding-Campaign Victory for Injured First Responders-Members of Congress Urge Increased Social Security Funding

MACHINISTS UNION CALLS FOR ADEQUATE F-35 PROGRAM FUNDING: For 16 years, the F-35 Lightning II program has played a critical role in the American economy and national defense with nearly 300,000 total jobs supported across the F-35 supply chain nationwide, including thousands of Machinists Union jobs at Lockheed Martin. “Machinists Union members working on the F-35 […]