Category: Politics & Legislative News

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 […]

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 […]

Machinists Union Hitting Doors for Final Weeks Before 2022 Midterm Elections

Machinists Union members have made thousands of calls and knocked on thousands of Machinists Union members’ doors. With less than two weeks until Election Day, the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers(IAM) Labor 2022 campaign has already mobilized hundreds of volunteers to knock on thousands of doors.   The Machinists Union’s member-to-member program, which has […]

Machinists Union Urges Congress to Support Increased Domestic Military Procurement

The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM), North America’s largest defense and aerospace union, sent a letter to members of the U.S. House of Representatives in full support of retaining important language to enhance Buy American domestic content requirements for major defense acquisition programs in the final version of the FY23 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The […]

IAM Issues 2022 Legislative Report Card to Hold Federal Elected Officials Accountable

The IAM issued a scorecard to all the sitting members of Congress for their actions and stand on critical issues that affect working Americans including workplace protections, voting rights, government agency funding, and more. The fundamental purpose of the report card is to ensure that IAM members are fully informed about the performance of federal […]

Machinists Union Applauds House Labor Committee Hearing to Address Union Organizing Challenges

WASHINGTON, D.C., Sept. 14, 2022 – Robert Martinez, Jr., International President of the 600,000-member International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM), released the following statement following today’s House Education and Labor Committee hearing titled “In Solidarity: Removing Barriers to Organizing.” “I want to thank Education and Labor Chairman Bobby Scott for holding this very important hearing, which […]

Machinists Union Applauds Baltimore County Council for Passing Measure that Fully Funds County Public Library Workers’ First Labor Contract  

TOWSON, Md., Sept. 6, 2022 – The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (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 passed Resolution 32-22, which approved the remaining portions of […]

Service Contract Worker Victory- Herrnstadt Confirmed to U.S. Export-Import Bank Board- Strong Funding for NDAA

  In This Issue BIDEN’S EXECUTIVE ORDER GIVES IAM MEMBERS WORKING UNDER SERVICE CONTRACT ACT A HUGE VICTORY MACHINISTS UNION APPLAUDS CONFIRMATION OF OWEN E. HERRNSTADT TO U.S. EXPORT-IMPORT BANK BOARD OF DIRECTORS OHIO DISTRICT 54 MEMBERS ATTEND PRESIDENT BIDEN’S ECONOMIC AGENDA SPEECH MACHINISTS ADVOCATE FOR MIDDLE-CLASS JOBS, AND TRADE ADJUSTMENT ASSISTANCE AT GLOBAL SUPPLY […]

Ohio District 54 Members Attend President Biden’s Economic Agenda Speech 

IAM District 54 members recently attended President Biden’s recent announcement at Max S. Hayes High School in Cleveland. President Biden focused on his economic agenda, increasing vocational training opportunities, and building the economy from the bottom up and middle out.    IAM District 54 members Jim McClelland, Phil Baker, Mary Napier, Barbara Sherrod, and John Graf attended […]