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Updated: March 1, 2018 — 12:14 am


  • Machinists Urge Pension Committee to Embrace Butch Lewis Act March 15, 2018
    The Machinists Union is aggressively advocating that the joint congressional committee look to the recently introduced Butch Lewis Act as the best solution to fund insolvent multiemployer pension plans and avert a looming retirement crisis for millions of Americans. “We will urge members of the committee to adopt the principles of the Butch Lewis Act […]
  • Ohio Local 1943 Ratifies Two-Year Contract with AK Steel March 15, 2018
    Members of Middletown, Ohio Local 1943 recently ratified a two-year agreement with their employer AK Steel. The previous contract was set to expire March 15, 2018. The membership voted overwhelmingly to accept the tentative agreement, which included a lump sum payment, wage increase, upped funding for future retiree medical benefits, an increase to pension contributions […]
  • Machinists to Remember Fallen Workers on April 30 March 15, 2018
    On Monday, April 30, the IAM will gather at the Winpisinger Center to observe Workers’ Memorial Day and remember those who have suffered and died on the job. We will also commit to fighting until all workers have safe jobs and the freedom to form unions to seek a better future. We will toll a […]
  • Join the IAM at Rolling Thunder 2018 March 15, 2018
    Machinists Union members will ride as a union in Washington, DC’s annual 2018 Rolling Thunder “Ride for Freedom,” the world’s largest single-day motorcycle event. It is believed to be the first time a national or international union will ride together in Rolling Thunder. The Memorial Day Weekend ride, which dates back to 1988, gives tribute […]
  • Apply Now for Labor-Management Committee Grants March 15, 2018
    IAM Districts and Locals with labor-management committees have until May 31 to apply for grants from the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS). Click here for grant application material and webinars on how to apply. Grants are awarded by the agency to promote best practices in labor-management cooperation as a way of improving collective bargaining […]
  • Furman Joins IAM Communications Staff March 15, 2018
    International President Bob Martinez has announced the appointment of Michelle Furman as a Communications Representative at Headquarters, effective March 1, 2018. Furman takes over for former graphic designer Mike Mancini, who retired after five years on staff and 19 years as an IAM member. Furman joins the IAM with 18 years of prior experience working […]
  • Ohio Machinists at Gradall Strike to Defend Working Families March 13, 2018
    A company attack on healthcare is being met by a strike of nearly 200 IAM Local 1285 (District 54) members at Gradall Industries in New Philadelphia, Ohio. The excavator manufacturing company wants the ability to arbitrarily change employee healthcare benefits and contributions. In 2016, the company used similar language to yank coverage from spouses of […]
  • Washington Machinists Fight for Workers at State Council Meeting March 13, 2018
    Nearly 50 delegates to the Washington Machinists Council hit the state capitol in Olympia last week to be the voice of working families across the state. Prior to their lobbying efforts, Washington Lt. Gov. Cyrus Habib and State Sen. Karen Keiser addressed the delegates during the Legislation and Education Session. The labor-friendly politicians shared what […]
  • Register for Basic Communicator Class by March 23 March 13, 2018
    Registration is open until Friday, March 23 for the May 6-11 Basic Communicator Class held by the IAM’s Communication Department. The last Communicator Class filled up quickly, so get registered now in order to secure your spot! This basic course geared toward lodge Communicators to upgrade their skills and take lodge communications to the next level. Instruction […]
  • Thank You, Fearless Women March 8, 2018
    International Women’s Day is held annually on March 8 to recognize the achievements of women throughout history. Today our union pays homage to the courageous women—known and unknown—who have dedicated their lives to fighting for the dignity of all people. The Machinists Union is blessed to have so many women leading the charge for justice […]
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