• Tell Your Senators to Oppose the Anti-Health Secretary

    The IAM and more than 80 labor and community organizations strongly oppose the choice of U.S. Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) to become Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary.

    The stated mission of HHS is to “enhance and protect the health and well-being of all Americans.”  But rather than promote the interests of all, Price has consistently promoted the interests of the well-to-do and the well connected at the expense of the vast majority of Americans. In fact, Price has fought to weaken the very programs that he has been nominated to oversee.  

    “Tom Price is clearly the wrong person to oversee our nation’s health,” said IAM International President Bob Martinez. “Among his radical positions is the a desire to privatize Medicare, which would end the healthcare guarantee for more than 57 million seniors and put at risk medical care to our country’s most vulnerable patients.”

    Call the Senate switchboard at 202-224-3120 and ask to speak with your Senator and tell them to oppose the confirmation of Tom Price as Health and Human Services Secretary.

    Sign a petition urging legislators to oppose the nomination of Tom Price to be the HHS secretary.

    Trump campaigned on the promise that he wasn’t going to make changes to Medicare. His pick of Price to head the HHS sends a very different message to America’s working families.

    READ: Meet Tom Price: Trump’s HHS Secretary Pick Who Wants to Destroy Medicare

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  • Enroll Now for the IAM Human Rights Training

    Human rights are defined as a right that is believed to belong to all persons. Unfortunately, even in 2017, there is still a fight to ensure everyone is granted basic rights of dignity and freedom.

    In an effort to assist members in the fight for equality, the IAM’s Women’s and Human Rights Department is hosting the Human Rights Training Program June 11-16, 2017 at the William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center in Hollywood, MD.

    The Human Rights Program is one way to ensure the IAM disburses our message and motivates leaders to continue our fight.

    Download the call letter and return the completed registration form to the Women’s and Human Rights Department no later than March 31, 2017.

    Please contact the Women’s and Human Rights Department at 301-967-4747 with any questions.     

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  • Longtime District 776 Secretary Honored

    Do you remember where you were on July 27, 1954 (If you had even been born yet)?

    Dwight Eisenhower was President, the number one song in America was “Little Things Mean a Lot” by Kitty Kallen, people were flocking to the theaters to see Alfred Hitchcock’s latest movie “Rear Window” and Melba Smith was hired as secretary by District Lodge 776 in Fort Worth, TX.

    After 63 years of serving the IAM as an OPEIU member, Melba decided it was time to retire. Both the IAM and OPEIU were there in Fort Worth last week to honor her hard work and dedication.

    “Melba has worked for eight Directing Business Representatives and under seven International Presidents,” said IAM International President Bob Martinez. “I’m proud to be the one, on behalf of the entire Machinists Union, to wish her a happy retirement.”

    See photos from the celebration:  https://flic.kr/s/aHskQuyTfy

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  • Tell Trump to Protect Social Security, Medicare

    On Monday, January 23 tell President Trump to stand up to Congress and keep his campaign promise not to cut Social Security by calling the White House on the Alliance for Retired Americans National Call-in Day.

    Sign up for the Call the White House Day.

    Social Security and Medicare are under attack now more than ever. Many of our elected officials in Congress are seeking “entitlement reform.”

    What that means to working people is they are coming after the benefits we have been paying into our entire lives. These benefits aren’t entitlements, they’ve been earned.

    President Trump campaigned and catered to the working class, promising to not go after Social Security and Medicare. Call the White House on January 23 and tell him to keep that promise.

    Sign up for the Call the White House Day.

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