Month: September 2019

Federal Workers Rally on Capitol Hill

National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE-IAM FD 1), American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers (IFPTE), National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU) and others recently hosted a rally on Capitol Hill featuring members from Congress and hundreds of supporters. The rally was organized to speak out against ongoing political attacks […]

Machinists Support UAW Members on Strike at GM Facilities

The Machinists Union stands with the thousands of UAW-represented General Motors’ workers who are walking the picket lines. The IAM supports the union’s pressure to ink a collective bargaining agreement that provides these GM workers with good pay and benefits. IAM International President Robert Martinez Jr. has voiced his support for the picketers. Myself and […]

IAM CREST Receives $75K Grant for Lobstermen Safety Training

Under the Susan Harwood Training Grant Program, the Department of Labor has awarded the IAM Corporation for Re-Employment and Safety Training (IAM CREST) a $75,000 OSHA safety training grant for Maine lobstermen. “Creating a safer environment in the lobster industry is a goal we all share,” said IAM Eastern Territory General Vice President Jimmy Conigliaro […]

Machinists Stand With Boeing SC Workers

Machinists Union International President Robert Martinez Jr. pushed back with a strongly worded letter to the editor in response to a Charleston (SC) Post and Courier editorial board piece siding with the GOP-led National Labor Relations Board panel’s ruling that the IAM can’t unionize the 176 flight line workers at the Boeing South Carolina campus. […]