IAM Welcomes New Members in Niagara Falls, NY

Employees of Cascades Mill, containerboard packaging process mill in Niagara Falls, NY voted to join the IAM recently. The 115 new members, triumphed after a month’s long campaign, in which the company hired the notorious Jackson-Lewis union avoidance law firm, to thwart the employees attempt to organize. Working conditions at the facility were key issues […]

Go for the Gold to Support the IAM 2020 Convention

Fundraising is an essential part of preparing for the 40th IAM Grand Lodge Convention September 7-11, 2020 in San Diego. You can help by entering our gold raffle, with all proceeds going to support the convention. Click here to find out how to purchase tickets. First prize is a collection of American Eagle gold coins […]

Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act

Members of the Congressional House Committee on Education and Labor held a hearing last week to introduce comprehensive legislation to strengthen protections for workers’ right to organize a union and bargain for higher wages, better benefits, and safer working conditions. This legislation is known as the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act. The PRO Act […]

2019 IAM Legislative Conference Recap: We the People

IAM members’ voices were heard loud and clear last week during the 2019 IAM Legislative Conference in Washington, DC. The annual IAM Legislative Conference gives members from all over the country the opportunity to fight for policies that actually benefit working people and their families. READ: 2020 Democrats show off labor cred at union event The Hill […]

Delta Execs Double Down on Union-Busting and Play the Victim

In a message to employees late Friday afternoon, Delta executives doubled down on their insulting, degrading and juvenile anti-union communications and claimed that “Delta respects each employee’s right to decide if a union would be in their best interests and works to provide the facts…” Nothing could be further than the truth. The public now […]

In Case You Missed It: Activate L!VE Goes to Capitol Hill

This week the Activate L!VE team was on Capitol Hill talking to Machinists Union members attending the 2019 IAM Legislative Conference in Washington D.C. Members from all across the U.S. spoke about the conference and their experience lobbying elected representatives. Watch them discuss the issues important to them and the IAM members they are representing […]

UPS Package and Freight Systems Mechanics Ratify Agreement

Nearly 3,000 IAM-represented mechanics across the U.S. at United Parcel Service (UPS) and UPS Freight recently ratified a new contract. The new five-year accord falls under a national master agreement, features major improvements in nearly every area of the current agreements. The new national contract increases wages, protects benefits including health care coverage and improves […]