What I’m Thankful For

Sisters, Brothers and Friends of the IAM, While this year has been unlike any other, there is still much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. This challenging time has given us all a new perspective. I know I’m especially grateful for our Machinists Union family—and...

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Seneca Foods Seasonal Workers Vote to Join the IAM

Recently, more than 193 seasonal employees at Seneca Foods vegetable processing facility in Leicester, NY voted to join the IAM. This organizing campaign accomplished something relatively unheard of, filing for an election with just 30 percent of the workforce signing...

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Gearing Up for the Future

Gearing Up for the Future

Union members want good contracts and good service for those contracts, in order to improve quality of life, through higher wages, better benefits and safe working conditions. The IAM’s Southern Territory has changed its culture by reorganizing districts so members...

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IP Martinez Talks Election, Unity on LCLAA Podcast

IAM International President Robert Martinez Jr. recently joined the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA) podcast “El Desvio, Many Roads, one Destination.” Martinez discusses the recent presidential election, COVID-19, and how organizations like the IAM...

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A Strike, a Love story and a Movie

What better way to show workers how important organizing is than to put it on the big screen? That’s exactly what Composer, Writer and Producer Danny Schur and Director Rob Adetuyi did with the movie musical STAND! and they explained how on a special edition...

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STAND! Movie Premieres December 1

A movie musical commemorating the Winnipeg General Strike of 1919 premieres in the United States December 1 and union members throughout the country will be able to take part in the exclusive one-night only-event. Locals, districts and state federations plan to watch...

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We Are Canadian Machinists

The Machinists Union’s first Canadian Local Lodge (Local Lodge 103) was formed in 1890 in Stratford, Ontario. We represent more than 40,000 Canadian workers in air transport and a wide range of manufacturing including aircraft, auto parts, autobuses, aerospace,...

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Local S6 Built is Best Built

Local S6 Built is Best Built

There comes a time in life when people feel they have to take a stand for what they believe in. For the 4,300 members of IAM Local S6 in Bath, ME, that time was June 21, 2020 when they rejected the last, best and final offer from Bath Iron Works and voted to strike....

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IP Martinez: Our Union is Strong

Dear Sisters and Brothers, Today, we are confronted with the biggest challenges we have faced in generations. Millions of working families throughout the United States, Canada and the world have been impacted by the ever-present threat to our health by a virus which...

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Saluting Those Who Served

Dear Sisters and Brothers, This Wednesday, we set aside a special day to honor the brave men and women who have stepped up and served our countries with military service.  We owe a great amount of gratitude to our veterans. For their sacrifice, we are forever...

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GPS: The Driving Force of the Western Territory

GPS: The Driving Force of the Western Territory

In 1888, under the cloak of darkness, Tom Talbot and 18 of his machinist peers gathered in a railroad pit near Atlanta and signed a document that would change the lives of millions. It was the moment the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers...

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