The Faces of Outsourcing

The Faces of Outsourcing

A few miles south of San Diego, in Chula Vista, CA, United Technologies Corporation (UTC) today employs approximately 200 people at its subsidiary, Collins Aerospace. Chula Vista is also home to IAM Local 755, where its members at the plant remember what things were...

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Sustaining a Way of Life

Sustaining a Way of Life

  Deep in the forest of northern Maine sit two rusting locomotives, seemingly frozen in time. They offer a glimpse of a booming lumber industry that used to employ thousands of Mainers, and was lucrative enough to build a railroad system in what many would refer to as...

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Ohio Local Raises $6K for Guide Dogs

The 21st Annual IAM Local Lodge 912 Golf Tournament was held on October 8, 2019 at the Mill Golf Course in Cincinnati, OH. More than $6,300 was raised for the Guide Dogs of America. This year’s event was the most attended in the two decades since its inception, with...

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Machinists Sweep the Georgia Labor Awards

Machinists Sweep the Georgia Labor Awards

It’s a proud moment for one machinist to be inducted into the Georgia Labor Hall of Fame. So when four IAM members were honored at this year’s ceremony, proud didn’t begin to describe the emotions felt by our union family. Machinist members Brother Peter F. Taylor...

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Donating Life

Donating Life

It was 4 a.m. when Michael Bukta rose from a deep sleep with a voice telling him to go see his friend Chuck. “He’s not going to say ‘no’ today, just go see Chuckie,” the voice said. Having never experienced anything like this, the IAM Transportation Department member...

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IAM Takes Active Role in CLUW Convention

Nearly 25 Machinists Union members made their voices heard at the 20th Biennial Convention of the Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW) in Las Vegas last week. The theme for the convention was “Sisters Not Afraid of Power: Coming Together to Change the World!” Eleven...

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A True Machinist

When Jerry L. McCune walked into Vance Air Force Base in 1965, everything changed. Little did he know it was the first step of what would become his life’s work. And that nearly 50 years later, it would lead him to be inducted into the Oklahoma Labor Hall of Fame....

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