Dear Sisters and Brothers, Our membership has stood strong throughout this pandemic. We have held up our end of the bargain to keep our economy moving, even while thousands of our own Brothers and Sisters have been laid off or furloughed. Even worse, far too many have been sickened or passed due to the fumbled […]
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In February 2019, Schneider Electric announced they were closing the Peru, IN plant where electrical components have been produced for over 100 years, and moving the work to Mexico and other locations. The 300 highly-skilled IAM members working at the facility have since lost their jobs. “I was crushed. I mean, I planned on retiring […]
The IAM mourns the loss of life-long labor activist and retired Midwest Territory Chief of Staff Dean Kocina, who passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at the age of 89. Kocina served his country honorably during the Korean War in the U.S. Army from 1951-1953 as a combat engineer. He served as a […]
With less than two weeks left until the U.S. election, it’s important to make sure you have a voting plan in place. Whether voting by mail, voting early in-person or voting on Election Day, knowing where to go and when is key. All the voting information you may need has been compiled at iam2020.org, the […]
When it comes to who is chosen to fill an open seat on the highest court in the United States, the process isn’t just a matter of picking a well-known judge from the lower courts. It’s a multi-million-dollar industry funded from hard to trace origins. Former U.S. Attorney and current U.S. Sen. Whitehouse (D-RI) does […]