Machinists’ Part of the First Moon Walk, and Beyond

Fifty years ago today, the Apollo 11 crew was speeding through the 240,000-mile space flight, placing the first man on the moon on July 20, 1969. The Machinists Union inked its part in NASA’s epic eight-day mission, which included the first-ever moon steps by...

Congress Votes to Repeal So-Called ‘Cadillac Tax’

The bipartisan middle-class Health Benefits Tax Repeal of 2019, H.R. 748, passed in the House of Representatives with a 419-to-6 vote. This important piece of legislation will now head to the U.S. Senate for a vote. This vital legislation would repeal the 40 percent...

IAM Urges Congress to Act on Behalf of Federal Workers

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit overturned a lower court ruling blocking the implementation of three controversial Executive Orders taking aim at federal employee unions.The Executive Orders changed rules on federal employee collective bargaining,...

Congress Votes to Raise Wages for 33 million Americans

The 2019 Raise the Wage Act (H.R. 582), historic legislation that would gradually raise the minimum wage to $15 by 2025, passed in the House of Representatives. According to the Economic Policy Institute , gradually raising the minimum wage to $15 would increase wages...