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...

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IAM Urges Repeal of So-Called ‘Cadillac Tax’

The IAM is urging members of Congress to support the bipartisan Middle-Class Health Benefits Tax Repeal of 2019, H.R. 748. This vital legislation, introduced by U.S. Reps. Joe Courtney (D-Conn.) and Mike Kelly (R-Pa.) would repeal the 40 percent health benefits tax on...

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50 Years Ago, Machinists Push to the Moon

Fifty years ago, NASA launched its epic Apollo 11 flight placing man on the moon for the first time. The mission was aided by scores of Machinists Union members. The eight-day Apollo mission started with the July 16, 1969 takeoff of a Saturn V rocket from NASA’s...

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IAM Young Workers Program Deadline Approaching

The IAM recognizes and values the contributions of our younger workers and is excited to host the Young Workers Strategy Program September 22-27, 2019 at the William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center in Hollywood, MD. Deadline to register for the class is...

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Enroll Now for the IAM Community Services Program

The IAM motto is “justice on the job, service to the community.” Attend the IAM Community Services Program September 29 – October 4, 2019 at the William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center in Hollywood, MD and learn how to help your local fulfill that...

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IAM Rallies To Protect Retirement Security

IAM members, other labor unions and retirement security supporters rallied on Capitol Hill in support of the Rehabilitation for Multiemployer Pensions Act of 2019 (H.R. 397), better known as the Butch Lewis Act. The Ways and Means Committee advanced the legislation,...

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IAM Members Taking Advantage of Free College Benefit

Education is the key to a strong labor movement and no one understands that more than Machinists Union members. More than 1,500 people have registered at Eastern Gateway Community College through the IAM Free College Benefit since its inception. The amounts to nearly...

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