New York Machinists to Build New Chicago Metra Trains

The newest railcars for Metra, the Chicago area commuter rail carrier, will be built by Machinists members from District Lodge 19, Local Lodge 2741 in Hornell, NY. ​The Metra Board of Directors last week approved the purchase of up to 500 state-of-the-art railcars from Alstom Transportation Inc. “The contract for these cars speaks to the quality and […]

Martin Appointed to Southern Territory Chief of Staff

IAM International President Robert Martinez Jr. has announced the appointment of Craig Martin to Chief of Staff of the Southern Territory. Martin replaces Chief of Staff Jeff Smith, who was appointed Special Assistant to the General Vice President on January 1, 2021. “Brother Craig will be a great asset to the IAM and particularly the […]

Time to Enter the 2020 IAM Newsletter and Website Contests

Calling all IAM District and Local Communicators. The IAM is encouraging you to take part in the 2020 IAM Newsletter and Website contests. The contest is a great opportunity for your hard work to be recognized by your brothers and sisters across the Machinists Union. Enter using the link below: 2020 Newsletter and Website Contests […]

IP Martinez Leads Airline Worker Relief Call with Leader Schumer

Airline workers are grateful for the extension of a relief program that brought thousands of frontline aviation workers back on the job, IAM International President Robert Martinez Jr. said on a virtual call with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY). The IAM is North America’s largest airline union. Martinez led the call of IAM airline […]

IAM Launches Valuable New Resource for Organizers

IAM Headquarters this week is officially launching the Organizer’s Toolkit, a library of both customizable and static materials designed specifically for organizing campaigns. The toolkit, which is being run by the Organizing and Communications Departments, will include access to a customizable campaign website, organizing meeting presentations, handbills, banners, social media graphics and more. “Growing our […]

IP Martinez Swears in Incoming District 751 Officers

Newly-elected district officers of IAM District 751 were sworn in by International President Robert Martinez Jr this week during their district council meeting. Martinez joined the meeting via video chat. President and Directing Business Representative Jon Holden and 16 District 751 Business Representatives also took their oath of office that evening for their four year […]