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Congress Votes to Repeal So-Called ‘Cadillac Tax’

The bipartisan middle-class Health Benefits Tax Repeal of 2019, H.R. 748, passed in the House of Representatives with a 419-to-6 vote. This important piece of legislation will now head to the U.S. Senate for a vote. This vital legislation would repeal the 40 percent health benefits tax on employer-sponsored healthcare. Send a letter now urging […]

Congress Votes to Raise Wages for 33 million Americans

The 2019 Raise the Wage Act (H.R. 582), historic legislation that would gradually raise the minimum wage to $15 by 2025, passed in the House of Representatives. According to the Economic Policy Institute , gradually raising the minimum wage to $15 would increase wages for up to 33 million people. Once fully phased in, this […]

IAM Urges Congress to Act on Behalf of Federal Workers

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit overturned a lower court ruling blocking the implementation of three controversial Executive Orders taking aim at federal employee unions.The Executive Orders changed rules on federal employee collective bargaining, grievance procedures, office space, due process and official time. IAM International President Robert Martinez Jr. sent a letter […]

Machinists’ Part of the First Moon Walk, and Beyond

Fifty years ago today, the Apollo 11 crew was speeding through the 240,000-mile space flight, placing the first man on the moon on July 20, 1969. The Machinists Union inked its part in NASA’s epic eight-day mission, which included the first-ever moon steps by astronaut and honorary IAM member Buzz Aldrin. His steps followed astronaut […]

IAM Mourns the Loss of GLR Avila

The Machinists Union family lost one of its own on July 12, 2019 with the passing of Grand Lodge Representative Y. Steven Avila, 50. “Steve was a good friend and brother to many of us at the Machinists Union,” said International President Robert Martinez Jr. “He was a personal friend of mine and will be […]

IAM Young Workers Program Deadline Approaching

The IAM recognizes and values the contributions of our younger workers and is excited to host the Young Workers Strategy Program September 22-27, 2019 at the William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center in Hollywood, MD. Deadline to register for the class is July 26, 2019. Click here for the call letter and enrollment form. […]

Enroll Now for the IAM Community Services Program

The IAM motto is “justice on the job, service to the community.” Attend the IAM Community Services Program September 29 – October 4, 2019 at the William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center in Hollywood, MD and learn how to help your local fulfill that motto. Participants will learn how to establish a community services committee […]