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,...

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...

IAM Mourns the Loss of GLR Avila

The Machinists Union family lost one of its own on July 12, 2019 with the passing of Grand Lodge Representative Y. Steven Avila, 50. “Steve was a good friend and brother to many of us at the Machinists Union,” said International President Robert Martinez Jr. “He was a...

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...