• Important Notice! IAM Retiree Rally for Hillary Date, Time & Venue Has Changed

     

    The Democratic National Committee’s Seniors Coordinating Council meeting, previously scheduled for Wednesday, July 27, has been moved to Thursday, July 28 from 12 to 2 p.m. In addition, the meeting will now take place at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch St., Philadelphia, PA 19107, Room 121BC.

    Attendees must RSVP no later than by 3 p.m. Monday, July 25 to Anna Georgallas at 301-967-4717 or ageorgallas@iamaw.org.


  • 'Rock Against the TPP' Summer Tour Kicking Off Soon

    The fight against the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is headed to the main stage.

    Watch the promo video.

    The Rock Against the TPP Tour is hitting the road to educate the public on the job-killing trade bill and the devastating effects it would have on workers.

    The tour, which is free to attend, is headlined by Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello.

    It kicks off this Saturday, July 23 in Denver. More concerts are scheduled in San Diego, Seattle and Portland, OR.

    The IAM has been fighting the much flawed trade deal ever since it caught word that it was being secretly negotiated behind closed doors. Even the free trade-friendly International Trade Commission reported the deal would be devastating to workers.

    Learn more about Rock Against the TPP.


  • Time Running Out to Register for LCLAA's National Convention

    The Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA) is hosting its 21st National Membership Convention in Orlando, FL at the Disney Coronado Springs Resort August 18-20, 2016. IAM International President Bob Martinez will be receiving LCLAA’s Montemayor-Barraza Distinguished Service Award at the conference’s closing gala on Saturday, August 20.

    The deadline for a special hotel room rate is Friday, July 22. Reserve your spot now.

    Click here for the LCLAA convention call. Discounts are available for seniors and students.

    This premiere convention will not only highlight the valuable work that LCLAA is doing, but it will also serve as the main platform for Latino labor leaders to organize around the issues that Latino working families are facing in the upcoming election cycle.

    LCLAA’s strength is not only in its work nationally, but also in the advocacy efforts of chapters across the country. Increasing grassroots organizing and engaging members to take action in their communities is one its most important priorities.

    Now more than ever, the labor movement needs to grow and increase its appeal to young workers and LCLAA has a vital role to play in this growth. Latinos represent the youngest members of the U.S. workforce and are quickly becoming a key to the future of the labor movement.

    Training sessions, workshops and discussions this year will revolve around key priorities requiring greater public awareness, civic participation, and strategies for advancing an agenda for shared prosperity.

    Click here to register early and guarantee your spot at this important gathering.


  • IAM Secures First Contract for Phoenix Airport Workers

    The IAM this week welcomed approximately 25 new fleet service workers employed by McGee Air Services, an Alaska Airlines subsidiary. The union’s recognition and first contract commenced as the company began operations at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, performing all ramp service work previously done by Delta Global Services (DGS).

    “We are pleased to have achieved a fair first contract for the hardworking McGee ramp workers,” said IAM Grand Lodge Representative Bill Rody. “We look forward to continue working with McGee management, who broke the mold and demonstrated that forging a collaborative relationship benefits all stakeholders.”

    The seven-year contract provides an initial wage increase of approximately 15 percent and 22 percent over the first three years of the agreement. The deal also provides annual increases above the scheduled wage hikes, equal to the local inflation rate to ensure that IAM members’ standard of living never erodes. The accord also improves benefits, provides just cause protection, seniority rights and safety provisions, among other improvements.

    “Most of the workers who we met with hadn’t received a wage increase in as long as eight years with DGS, with no rights on the job,” said Rody. “These workers now have voice and a say in their future.”

    The new McGee members are affiliated with District 142 in the IAM’s Transportation Territory, which represents more than 100,000 members in the transportation sector.