Month: April 2019

IAM Mourns Passing of Billy C. Robinson

The IAM family is saddened to learn of the passing of Billy C. Robinson, a longtime advocate for fellow space program members and retirees at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Texas. Robinson, 84, passed away on Monday, April 22. Robinson initiated into IAM Local 1786 (District 37) in 1970 when he was hired as an […]

Western Territory Hosts Organizing Summit

A three-day organizing summit, which began on Tuesday, April 16 in Las Vegas, kicked off a productive and motivating week for organizers throughout the Western Territory. The conference theme emphasized the importance of organizing to grow the labor movement well into the future, along with the unveiling of new and exciting cutting-edge tools to aid […]

U.S. Senator Calls on Boeing to Respect South Carolina Workers, Recognize IAM

A recent New York Times report on safety concerns in the 787 Dreamliner production line prompted Sen. Sherrod Brown (OH) to write a letter urging Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg to reconsider the company’s approach to quality control and safety lapses. Brown’s letter also called on Boeing to adopt card check neutrality for all workers at […]

Carpenters in Puerto Rico Join IAM, Look Forward to Strong Partnership

The IAM officially welcomed more than 500 new members at a charter signing that affiliates the previously independent Union Carpenters of Puerto Rico (UCPR) with the IAM. The signing comes after UCPR members had voted unanimously to join the IAM. The partnership immediately expands the influence and resources available to the carpenters, who are now […]