When the IAM Used Sports to Break Racial Barriers

As Black History Month comes to a close, we remember the IAM’s push for racial equality during the civil rights movement, a bold, transformative plan that started when the union began to recruit and train African American Shop Stewards in the 1950s. The agenda would...

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Union Solidarity and Black History

Leo Jones, a member of IAM Local 837 B in St. Louis reflects on his Machinist membership and diversity in labor. Jones has been a proud IAM member since 1987 when he hired on at McDonnell Douglas. The post Union Solidarity and Black History appeared first on IAMAW.

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Black History Month: Carline Lang-Smith

Carline Lang-Smith tells us what it was like when she first joined the Machinists Union 32 years ago. She was proactive, joining organizations and committees at a time when there weren’t very many women. The post Black History Month: Carline Lang-Smith appeared first...

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