Month: June 2019

IAM Academic Stars Shine at Empire State College

The IAM was well represented at the SUNY Empire State College (ESC) 2019 commencement ceremonies at Lincoln Center in New York. The union’s partnership with ESC gives IAM members the opportunity to advance themselves by earning college degrees while working full time. The program offers the pathway to associate, bachelor and master degrees, and is […]

How the IAM Supports Its Own

Article written and submitted by District 947 Communicator Devin Ablard. People always ask exactly what a Union does. The simple answer is that a union supports you and your family: at work, at home, and yes, even at school. Every June, the International Association of Machinists awards a number of applicants with $1000 a year […]

A Priceless Union Benefit

It’s a recurring question heard on shop floors around the globe.  Why do I need a union? Well, ask 43-year IAM member Steve Tucker of Local 2385 and you’ll find out. For more than four decades, Tucker has been clocking into the Goodman/Daikin plant in Fayetteville, TN where he worked in maintenance. As a Shop […]

Two IAM Families Awarded 2019 Union Plus Scholarships

The Union Plus Scholarship Program announced its 2019 winners totaling $170,000 in scholarships. The list of 108 students includes members of two IAM families who were recognized for their academic achievement and exhibition of union values. Kaitlyn Neal of Las Cruces, NM, daughter of IAM Local 2515 member Ronald Neal, has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship. […]