Increased wages – Check. Better health care options – Check. Stronger pension contributions – Check. Both the Machinist contracts negotiated with M1 Support Services at Sheppard Air Force Base hit all the benchmarks of a good Union contract. The members who work there deserve the best the IAM has to offer. They have spent their […]
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The hate and violence that infiltrated the streets of Charlottesville, VA over the weekend have no place in our society. IAM International President Bob Martinez and many other union leaders and their organizations took to social media to speak out: Hate and racism will never divide a united movement of love and inclusion. Sending solidarity […]
The renegotiation of NAFTA begins this week. “Renegotiation of NAFTA represents an opportunity to get trade policy right,” said IAM International President Bob Martinez. “While we are heartened, that after all of these years, NAFTA will be renegotiated, we urge U.S. negotiators to insist on a NAFTA that will benefit workers in all three countries. […]
U.S. Sen. Ed Markey rallied with MBTA mechanics and other allies to stand against the privatization efforts by Gov. Charlie Baker and his transit administration. The rally in Lynn comes on the heels of the for-profit companies sneaking into MBTA garages under the cloak of night between midnight and 3 a.m. earlier this week to […]
Responding to the U.S. Department of Labor, the IAM has agreed to a DOL-supervised rerun of the 2017 Grand Lodge elections for International Union officer positions, including International President, General Secretary-Treasurer and seven U.S. General Vice Presidents. The election excludes the Canadian General Vice President position. The DOL struck down the IAM members’ convention action […]