Remembering our Heroes

May 31, 2021 Admin 0

May 31, 2021

Sisters and Brothers,

This Memorial Day weekend, we remember military service members who have fought and died for our freedom. They were willing to put their lives on the line, at home and abroad, to defend us against all enemies, both foreign and domestic. These heroes died protecting the many freedoms we enjoy today from the comfort of our own homes.

This year’s holiday seems very significant, as our country is wrapping up the mission in Afghanistan and bringing our troops home.

Since the horrible terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, nearly 1 million U.S. service members have … Read More...

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Winpisinger to Welcome In-Person Learning with Safety Protocols on August 1, 2021

May 25, 2021 Admin 0

May 24, 2021

The Machinists Union is proud to announce the return of in-person learning at the William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center (W3 Center) in Hollywood, MD beginning August 1, 2021. For the safety of the membership and staff, the flagship union training facility was forced to suspend classes in March 2020.

“Education of officers, members and staff has always been an imperative focus of the Machinists Union, and nowhere does it better than the William W. Winpisinger Center,” said IAM International President Robert Martinez Jr. “Their health is the priority and we will go above and beyond … Read More...

PBGC Policy Change Information

May 21, 2021 Admin 0

May 20, 2021

We recently became aware of a change in the Pension Benefit Guarantee Corp (PBGC) policy regarding payment of retiree benefits. In the past, employees had to be retired in order to collect benefits from any plan terminated by the employer and taken over by the PBGC. The recent change now allows active employees to collect benefits without retiring from their employer and takes effect June 1, 2021. Eligibility rules are established by the PBGC. However, we understand this change would apply to any employee of any company who had their pension terminated and taken over by the … Read More...

2021 IAM Scholarship Winners

May 19, 2021 Admin 0

May 17, 2021

The IAM is pleased to announce the 2021 Scholarship winners. An impartial committee of educators selected 16 recipients for this year’s awards. We congratulate the winners and thank all those who participated in the competition. To read bio’s on all the winners read the whole article here: https://www.goiam.org/news/departments/hq/scholarships/2021-iam-scholarship-winners/

Gabriella Motley, Local 1943

David Reed, Local 321

Aman Mohammed, Local 764

Arwyn Gladys Tuck, Local 2323

Kyndall Cybulski **ROMAN MAYFIELD WINNER**, Local 1720

Gabriel Dickson, Local 463

Linnea Turner, Local 660

Lily Cattoor, Local 387

Nathaniel Vang, Local 737

Zachary Claypool, Local 846

Zein Sebraoui, Local 2559

Arielle Read More...

2021 Grand Lodge Convention Delegate Election Results

May 13, 2021 Admin 0

On Thursday, May 13, 2021, during the regular business meeting, an election was held for delegates to the 2021 Grand Lodge Convention in San Diego. Your membership elected the following delegates (listed in alphabetical order):

Joseph Behan

John Bidoglio

Daryl Current

Todd Day

Kenny Geis

Mike Knoble

Mike Moser

Rich Novak

Helena Thornton

Craig Vanderhoof

John Wilkinson

Gary Winchester 

Alternates: Mark DeLuke and Phil Skaar

Congratulations to our delegates!

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Official Results of the 2021 IAM Grand Lodge Officer Election

May 13, 2021 Admin 0

Reposted from goiam.org

In accordance with Article III of the Constitution of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM), nominations for Grand Lodge office for the term ending June 30, 2025 were conducted in January 2021. As a result of those nominations, the following officers were elected by acclimation (without a challenger):

Robert Martinez Jr., International President
Gary R. Allen, General Vice President
Sito Pantoja, General Vice President
Mark Blondin, General Vice President
Rickey Wallace, General Vice President
Brian Bryant, General Vice President
Steve Galloway, General Vice President
David Chartrand, General Vice President
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Membership Re-Elects Dora Cervantes as IAM General Secretary-Treasurer

May 13, 2021 Admin 0

May 7, 2021

Reposted from goiam.org

Dear Sisters and Brothers,

I want to thank every member who participated in the IAM’s Grand Lodge Officer Election for General Secretary-Treasurer. Our election process allowed members from across North America to have a voice in the future of our great union.

The results show that Dora Cervantes has been re-elected as the IAM’s General Secretary-Treasurer. Complete results by local lodge will be released on goIAM.org in the coming days.

Your union went above and beyond to ensure every IAM member had an opportunity to cast a ballot. The IAM expanded access to absentee votingRead More...