Boston Local 264 Fighting MBTA Transit Cuts

Members of IAM Local 264 in Boston are leading the fight against deep cuts to the city’s public transportation by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA). The proposed cuts would reduce access to essential workers and others who rely on public transit more than ever during these difficult times, ultimately slowing economic recovery and putting […]

Fighting for Workers this November

Organized labor and working families have taken a lot of abuse at the hands of politicians in the form of failed policy and anti-worker legislation over the past few decades. Many IAM members in the Midwest United States have felt that punishment more than other parts of the country. Whether in the form of “right-to-work” […]

Consider Donating to GDA on Giving Tuesday

Today is Giving Tuesday and you can directly help others through Guide Dogs of America. If you don’t know what Giving Tuesday is, don’t worry, GDA has you covered. It’s easy to remember, Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday. Created in 2012 as a simple idea: Giving Tuesday encourages people to do good. Over the […]

What I’m Thankful For

Sisters, Brothers and Friends of the IAM, While this year has been unlike any other, there is still much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. This challenging time has given us all a new perspective. I know I’m especially grateful for our Machinists Union family—and the work all of our members have done day in […]

Gearing Up for the Future

Union members want good contracts and good service for those contracts, in order to improve quality of life, through higher wages, better benefits and safe working conditions. The IAM’s Southern Territory has changed its culture by reorganizing districts so members receive the service they expect, while making organizing a top priority. The newly chartered districts […]

Seneca Foods Seasonal Workers Vote to Join the IAM

Recently, more than 193 seasonal employees at Seneca Foods vegetable processing facility in Leicester, NY voted to join the IAM. This organizing campaign accomplished something relatively unheard of, filing for an election with just 30 percent of the workforce signing representation cards and then overwhelmingly winning the election. “On behalf of the Eastern Territory, I […]

IP Martinez Talks Election, Unity on LCLAA Podcast

IAM International President Robert Martinez Jr. recently joined the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA) podcast “El Desvio, Many Roads, one Destination.” Martinez discusses the recent presidential election, COVID-19, and how organizations like the IAM and LCLAA play a critical role in bringing our divided nation back together. “I am so proud of all […]

A Strike, a Love story and a Movie

What better way to show workers how important organizing is than to put it on the big screen? That’s exactly what Composer, Writer and Producer Danny Schur and Director Rob Adetuyi did with the movie musical STAND! and they explained how on a special edition of Activate L!VE. Schur wrote a love story against the backdrop of non-union […]