IAM&AW Local Lodge 610

Cape Canaveral, Florida

Retirement Could Hinge on Whether You Have a Union

A new study shows how bad the retirement security problem in the U.S. has become. Nearly two-thirds of Americans do not contribute, or have contributions made on their behalf, to any type of retirement account, according to a working report from the U.S. Census Bureau. Data from 2012 revealed that only 14 percent of employers […]

Date Set for Boeing South Carolina Union Election

          IAM Lead Organizer Mike Evans speaks to the media after announcing a union election for North Charleston, SC Boeing workers. Nearly 3,000 workers at the Boeing South Carolina 787 assembly facilities will soon get their chance to have a voice in the workplace. An NLRB supervised election will take place February […]

National ‘Right-to-Work’ Law Would Be Devastating Blow to Working Families

Washington, DC – Robert Martinez, Jr., International President of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM), made the following statement about the introduction of national right-to-work legislation: “So-called right-to-work has done enough harm to working people in the states where it is law. Forcing it upon every state in the country would be […]

IAM Welcomes U.S. Withdrawal from TPP and Plans to Renegotiate NAFTA

President Trump formally withdrew the U.S. from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and announced plans to renegotiate NAFTA, two trade deals with dire consequences for working people. What his administration does next is the real question. The IAM, and a strong coalition of labor and other groups that successfully blocked the TPP last year, have laid […]

The South Wants Unions. The IAM Just Proved It—Again

Nearly 300 Aircraft and Base Maintenance workers at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida have voted to join the IAM. From left: Grand Lodge Representative Tony Wirth, Robbie Davis, Mark Reeves, Jesse Barefield, Randy Jones, Jim Haas, Wade Hutto, Mac Brown and District 75 Organizer Mike Cooke. Not pictured: Scott Missildine, Billy Given and District […]

Toledo Glass Workers Vote to Accept New Contract, End Strike

IAM District 54 members at Libbey Glass in Toledo, OH were on strike for two weeks before accepting a new, improved contract. Nearly 115 IAM members at Libbey Glass in Toledo, OH, who went on strike after overwhelmingly rejecting a so-called “last, best and final offer” (LBFO) from the company, have voted to accept a […]

PBS Features IAM’s Boeing South Carolina Campaigning

A recent PBS NewsHour Weekend video story highlights the IAM’s effort to bring respect on the job to Boeing workers in North Charleston, SC. Support for IAM representation, like workers have at Boeing facilities in Washington State, is growing at North Charleston’s 787 production plant. PBS points out one reason why—the drastic pay difference between […]

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