Martinez Appoints Olson and Richardson as Headquarters Communications Representatives

IAM International President Robert Martinez Jr., has appointed Ross Olson and Tyrone Richardson as Headquarters Communications Representatives. Olson, formerly the secretary-treasurer for IAM Minneapolis District 77, will be tasked with duties in social media and website and app development. Richardson, an award-winning professional journalist, will assist with media relations and authoring IAM publications such as […]

Delta Workers Steal the Spotlight at AFL-CIO’s DNC ‘Labor Briefing’ in Detroit

Delta workers Masayo Tyner and Andy Hamilton joined IAM International President Bob Martinez in addressing attendees at the AFL-CIO’s “Labor Briefing” to the Democratic National Committee (DNC) yesterday and shared their experiences about Delta’s continuous assault on workers’ rights at the carrier. Tyner, a 12-year Delta flight attendant based in Detroit, educated the audience on […]

Deadline Approaching for Intermediate Web Development Class

There is still time to register for the Intermediate Web Development Class held October 6-11, 2019 at the William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center in Hollywood, MD. Registration deadline is August 2. Download the Official Call Letter The intermediate-level class is for local and district lodges that already have a website with WordPress. Participants will […]

Chicago IAM Local 48 Member to be Featured on USA’s ‘Brotherhood Outdoors’

Machinist Michael Wojciechowski this week heads to the wide-open spaces of Wyoming for his first-ever pronghorn hunt on an episode of the Union Sportsmen’s Alliance’s (USA) “Brotherhood Outdoors” television series. The episodes air on the Sportsman Channel starting Tuesday, July 30. Wojciechowski, a member of IAM’s Local 48 in Chicago, has been a machine maintenance worker at […]

IAM Mourns Minnesota Local 623 DBR Colleen Murphy-Cooney

The IAM mourns the loss of IAM Local 623 Directing Business Representative Colleen Murphy-Cooney in St. Cloud, MN. Murphy-Cooney passed away Tuesday, July 23, 2019 after a more than year-long bout with cancer. She was 60-years-old. “It’s with a heavy heart that we mourn Colleen’s passing,” said IAM Midwest Territory General Vice President Steve Galloway. […]

IAM Mourns Former Chicago Local 701 ADBR Mark Utley

The IAM mourns the loss of Chicago IAM Local 701 former Assistant Directing Business Representative Mark Utley. Utley passed away Saturday, July 20, 2019 after a more than two-year battle with cancer. He was 58-years-old. “Mark was a dedicated, loyal and hard-working unionist,” said IAM Auto Mechanics Local 701 Directing Business Representative Sam Cicinelli. “He […]

House Advances Butch Lewis Act for Senate Action

The House this week passed a bipartisan bill intended to stabilize multiemployer pension plans, advancing the legislation for Senate consideration. House members voted 264-169 on the Rehabilitation for Multiemployer Pensions Act of 2019 (H.R. 397), better known as the Butch Lewis Act. Twenty-nine House Republicans crossed the aisle to join Democrats to vote in favor of […]

Western Territory Joins Forces with IAM’s Healthcare Department

The Western Territory and the IAM Healthcare Department have embarked on a joint nationwide healthcare organizing campaign in an effort aimed at organizing Military Family and Life Counselors, or (MFLCs). MFLCs provide critical counseling services to veterans and their families. The MFLCs face many problems that are prevalent in working people’s lives, especially those in […]