IAMAW Grand Lodge

With nearly 600,000 active and retired members, the IAM is one of the largest and most diverse labor unions in North America. From Boeing and Lockheed Martin to United Airlines and Harley-Davidson, you will find IAM members across all walks of life. IAM members demand respect and dignity in the workplace. Together, we have been able to bargain for increased job security, higher wages and improved benefits.

Employee Benefit Systems

The Machinists Custom Choices Worksite Benefits Program is a suite of supplemental insurance products that were designed to fill the gaps of the plans provided through the Collective Bargaining Agreement. Members select the product(s) and benefit amounts that meet their family’s needs. Policies issued through a member’s participation in the program pay benefits directly to the insured regardless of any benefits the member may receive from employer sponsored plans.

IAM Advantage

IAM Membership brings industry-leading contracts, good pay, respect on the job and much more. Find out more about the IAM Advantage, and spread the word about what our union offers its members.

As part of the Machinists Union family, you have access to unique scholarship and educational opportunities, a broad variety of worker-based assistance programs and discounts available only to union members.



IAMAW Midwest Territory

The IAM’s Midwest Territory, led by General Vice President Steve Galloway,  represents active and retired members in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The territory consists of 10 District Lodges, 110 Local Lodges and 4 Unaffiliated Local Lodges.

Machinists Gear

You can now purchase your favorite IAM apparel online with the launch of MachinistsGear.com. With 145 total products available, there is something to suit everyone’s style and taste.

Apparel ranges from T-shirts, polos, dress shirts, jackets, coats, sweatpants, sweatshirts, hats and bags. Also available are miscellaneous items such as watches, rings, lapel pins, knives, badge holders and wallets.

Winpinsinger Training Center

The William W. Winpisinger Center teaches what it is to be a trade unionist. By studying labor history and the role unions play in our society, students learn that unions are more than service organizations. We are part of a larger movement toward economic and social justice with dignity on the job.



IAMAW Free College

The IAMAW has partnered with Eastern Gateway Community College. Through the IAMAW Free College benefit, you and your family members can now earn an associate degree completely online–for FREE.

Eastern Gateway is an accredited community college, a member of the University System of Ohio, and is one of the fastest-growing public colleges in the country.

Guide Dogs of America

Guide Dogs of America empowers people who are blind and visually impaired to live with increased independence, confidence and mobility by providing expertly matched guide dog partners. Our services are provided free of charge and available to people within the U.S. and Canada.

IAM History

The IAM was founded in 1888 by 19 machinists who voted to form a trade union in a locomotive pit at Atlanta, GA. To view the full timeline of major events and milstones in IAM history from 1888 to 2013 click the link below.



IAM Journal

Read the IAM Journal, the award-winning magazine of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM), that is more timely, more useful, more video intensive, more quickly read and more action-oriented.