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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 and LCLAA play a critical role in bringing our divided nation back together. “I am so proud of […]

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 of Activate L!VE . Schur wrote a love story against the backdrop […]

Alabama Aerospace Members Make Big Gains with New Contract

Nearly 120 members of IAM Local 2766 overwhelmingly ratified a new contract with Tyonek Services Group. The aerospace workers who maintain helicopters at Redstone Arsenal in Alabama have seen significant improvements in compensation since joining the IAM in 2017 . The new four-year deal includes the following improvements: Three percent wage increase in each year […]

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 the movie together at theaters in 46 states, with COVID-19 safety guidelines in […]

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, electronics, light and heavy machinery, tools and appliances. We are the largest airport security screeners union […]

Solidarity Pays Off for Local 1243 Red River Army Depot Machinists

Patience and solidarity has netted a strong new contract for approximately 500 IAM Local 1243 members at Red River Army Depot in Texarkana, TX. The IAM Local 1243 Negotiating Committee stood strong and held out for a better contract after the company’s original final offer significantly raised employee health insurance costs, especially for family coverage. […]