IAM Transportation

IAM Mourns the Loss of Retired Grand Lodge Representative Tim Connolly

August 13, 2020 The IAM is sad to learn of the passing of retired Grand Lodge Representative Timothy Connolly at the age of 88. Connolly served the IAM for 47 years, 40 of those as a Grand Lodge Representative in Transportation before his retirement in September 2009. “Tim Connolly had an encyclopedic knowledge about the airline industry because he led [Read More..]

IAM EAP and Addiction Services Program Remains Available to Membership During COVID-19 Crisis

The IAM recognizes this is a stressful time for many IAM members, staff and family members due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The IAM Employee Assistance and Addiction Services Program stands ready to assist members, staff and their families during this tough period. As with any large scale event such as this we face many challenges. In conjunction with this [Read More..]

IAM Transportation

URGENT: Act Now to Tell the Senate to Extend Airline Worker Relief

July 30, 2020 After a majority of the U.S. House indicated support for a “clean extension” of the airline Payroll Support Program, the IAM is now calling on U.S. Senators to step in to save the jobs of hundreds of thousands of airline workers.  The Senate will soon go on recess and IAM members must act now to tell your Senators to [Read More..]

IAM Transportation

Machinists, Aviation Unions Commend Bipartisan Push for Airline Worker Payroll Support Program Extension

July 28, 2020 The IAM along with other aviation unions are lauding 223 bipartisan members of Congress for calling for an extension of the CARES Act Payroll Support Program (PSP) through March 31, 2021. The program, which allocated grants to commercial airlines and airline contractors for the exclusive purpose of keeping employees on payroll with wages and benefits, is set to expire [Read More..]

Summer 2020 IAM Journal Now Online

The IAM is one of the largest and most diverse labor unions in North America with nearly 600,000 active and retired members. Representing workers at Boeing and Lockheed Martin to United Airlines and General Electric, you will find IAM members across all occupations. Communication with members has been a key principle of the IAM since its founding. That cornerstone value [Read More..]

Association EAP Contacts

July 17, 2020 Sisters and Brothers, This year has been an emotional rollercoaster and stressful year for all of us. We have experienced periods of high stress coupled with periods of good news. Contentious contract talks, ratified contract, COVID 19, CARES Act passes, pandemic resurges and now the WARN notices. We know that stress is cumulative and any life issues we are experiencing [Read More..]

2020 Bylaws Vote Results

The results of the bylaw vote are as follows: ARTICLE II – SECTION 5 ———– PASSED ARTICLE III – SECTION 8(A) ———— FAILED  ARTICLE V – SECTION 2 (F) – ADD NEW ———– FAILED ARTICLE III – SECTION 2 ———- FAILED Please see the PDF below and feel free to print and post on all union boards: Download PDFPrint Post

Association Update: WARN Letter Response

July 16, 2020 This is an informational note to address the fact that American Airlines has issued WARN letters to members of the Association. Let’s start by talking about what a WARN letter is. The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN Act) offers: “protection to workers, their families, and communities by requiring employers to provide notice 60 days in [Read More..]


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Have you checked out the Machinists Gear Store?

January 25, 2018 0

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 [Read More..]

We Stood Together in Solidarity!

A few images from our historic fight to secure our JCBA's.

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2019 WinterFest at Renaissance West

A few pictures from the 2019 Winterfest at Renaissance West STEAM Academy.
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History of the struggles IAM members endured to offer us a middle class life.

2020 Bylaw Vote Results

All New JCBA’s

Below are links to all new JCBA's. Note these are the TA versions until we have the final agreements available.

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Meeting Schedule

The next monthly union meeting will be 12 pm,  August 13, 2020 at the Local Lodge.

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  • 12:00 pm-2:00 pm
    August 13, 2020

    3727 Rose Lake Dr, Charlotte, NC 28217, USA

    3727 Rose Lake Dr, Charlotte, NC 28217, USA



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New IAM Pension Application Procedures

December 27, 2018 0

12/27/2018 Effective January 1, 2019 the Benefit Fund Office (BFO) of the IAM National Pension Fund (IAMNPF) will implement a change to in the Pension Application procedures to ensure compliance with the Fund’s rules. The IAMNPF Summary Plan Description states: “You will be considered as having applied only when the Fund Office has received all parts of your completed application [Read More..]

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Local Lodge Address

3727 Rose Lake Drive
Charlotte, NC 28217

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