Machinists, Rep. Norcross Push ‘Buy American’ Defense Expansion Closer to Law

A long-time priority of the IAM, enhancing Buy American standards for major defense programs, has cleared a critical first hurdle toward becoming law. The IAM, along with U.S. Rep. Donald Norcross (D-NJ), are championing an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that expands Buy American requirements for defense procurement to 100 percent by […]

IAM, TCU-IAM Demand Congress Support Commuter Rail Workers

Thousands of commuter rail workers have worked tirelessly throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, only to contract the disease, resulting in many deaths. With CARES Act funding due to expire, the IAM and TCU-IAM demand that Congress provide additional funding to ensure the safety and security of all employees. TAKE ACTION: Tell Congress to Support Commuter Rail […]

IAM, Labor Coalition Call on Congress to Protect Patients from Surprise Medical Billing

The IAM joined a coalition of several labor unions and healthcare organizations urging Congress to include comprehensive protections against surprise medical bills from COVID-19 treatment in the next coronavirus relief package. The coalition sent a letter  to congressional leaders expressing that the HEROES Act (H.R. 6800) is a start, but there are still millions of Americans […]

IAM Urges Congress to Extend Airline Payroll Funding Program

The IAM is among several labor unions urging Congress to extend a provision of the CARES Act coronavirus relief law as an effort to thwart airline executives threatening to lay-off several workers in the fall. The IAM signed a letter  asking the federal lawmakers to extend the Payroll Support Program (PSP) contained in the CARES Act […]

GVP Conigliaro Visits Local S6 Strike Line as Support Pours in for Maine Shipbuilders

Pouring rain didn’t dampen the Fighting Machinist spirit of IAM Local S6 members, families and supporters on the picket line as Eastern Territory General Vice President Jimmy Conigliaro Sr. joined IAM shipbuilders at Bath Iron Works (BIW) in Maine on Monday. More than 4,300 members are entering their second week on the picket line, fighting […]