If you need an Absentee Ballot for the 2018 Grand Lodge Elections including the endorsement vote in February and/or the election in April, please print the form below and mail to the address on the form by February 14th. You may also check with your local Grievance Committee office for a copy of the ballot.
Have you checked out the Machinist’s Gear Store lately? At the Machinists Gear Store you will find fresh styles and the newest designs. Quality, comfort and style are featured in all these American Made products!!
At the store you’ll find products such as apparel for men, women, unisex items, Young Machinists, jewelry, bags & hats and membership materials.
What are you waiting for? Display your Union Pride and visit the Machinists Gear Store today!
IAM Transportation Department General Vice President Sito Pantoja has written a letter to our District Lodge Presidents and General Chairs pertaining to the new updated DOT Drug Testing Guidelines.
These new guidelines are of concern to many of our Members. The information in Sito Pantoja’s letter addresses many of these concerns. Please take a few moments to read.
Clicking the link will open the letter in PDF form.… Read More...
On Monday, January 15th this nation will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day. We know of Dr. King as the preeminent warrior in the fight against the injustice of racism. Racism however was not his only fight.
Dr. King was also a passionate and powerful ally of labor unions in their fight for workplace justice. Dr. King understood that social and economic injustice in the workplace was born from the same enemy that gave us Jim Crow outside of the workplace. He found that the injustice on the farm was also to be found on the factory floor. In a … Read More...
This past Monday I watched the college football national championship. It was a great game played by two great teams. These teams were there because they excel at the most critical phase of the game. It’s not defense, offense, or special teams. It’s recruiting. Those games are won and lost in recruiting.
It occurred to me that the same is true for unions only we do not call that phase of our game recruiting. We call it organizing and just like in college football, it is crucial to our success.
We recruit/organize externally by … Read More...
Read the Fall 2017 edition of the IAM Observer here…… Read More...
Sponsored by DISTRICT LODGE 141
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This essay competition is open to children, spouses and dependent grandchildren (as defined by the IRS) of members with one year or more of good standing (as of June 1, 2017) in District Lodge 141 who are graduating high school seniors or who are currently enrolled full time and/or commencing college full time. The competition is also open to any members with one year or more of good standing (as of June 1, 2017) in District Lodge 141 who… Read More...
What a way to start a new year!
The pictures here show IAM District 141 AGC Mike Fairbanks swearing in the Charlotte Local 1725 AA Fleet Service Grievance Commitee. The three on the committee are Daryl Current, Mike Knoble and John Wilkinson. Thank you Brothers for your leadership role that you have been elected to serve the membership.
Photographs by Louis Gilmore