DL 142

Joe Tiberi appointed Special Representative

July 2, 2021 David Supplee 0

Sisters and Brothers:

As the airline industry is rebounding, we are getting a better picture of the road ahead of us. Most of our members who took voluntary leaves are returning and our membership count is reaching the level we had prior to the pandemic. With our staff and many of our members vaccinated, the travel restrictions we had earlier in COVID had been lifted and we are now out having meetings and visits with our members.

With these improvements, I have appointed Joe Tiberi to fill a vacancy as Special Representative for District 142. Joe will be assigned by … Read More...

Introducing the Summer 2021 IAM Journal

June 5, 2021 Admin 0

The IAM Communication Department is proud to announce the release of the Summer 2021 IAM Journal. The latest edition of the IAM’s flagship publication is hitting mailboxes now and is available online.

While COVID-19 has changed how we do things, hasn’t change the mission of the Machinists Union. As we continue to fight for our members, our members continue to fight for each other. In the Summer 2021 IAM Journal, you can read the stories of IAM members working to bring justice on the job and growing the union, even during a global pandemic.

Please enjoy the latest edition Read More...

Association Update – June 4, 2021

June 5, 2021 Admin 0

June 4, 2021

Dear TWU-IAM Association member,

The National Mediation Board (NMB) is still in the process of determining if a representation dispute exists among the Mechanic and Related class and craft at American Airlines, based on the AMFA filing representational cards. We have also been asked if the NMB determines a representation dispute does exist, who will be on the ballot. If the NMB does conduct a representation election, the options will be the TWU-IAM Association, the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association, no-union, and write in.

We understand that many American Airlines Mechanic and Related workers signed AMFA authorization cards … Read More...

Machinists Union Postpones 40th Grand Lodge Convention to 2022

June 4, 2021 Admin 0

The IAM Executive Council has voted unanimously to postpone the 40th IAM Grand Lodge Convention, previously scheduled for September 12-17, 2021 in San Diego. The IAM will immediately begin planning for a 2022 Convention and communicate details as soon as possible.

A letter will be sent to Local Lodges soon with further information on delegates and constitutional proposals.

The decision to postpone the Convention was made to protect the safety and health of Convention delegates and guests. Further reasons include:  

  • The IAM’s Canadian delegation would almost certainly be unable to attend the Convention due to current pandemic conditions and
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Richard Johnsen to Oversee Transportation Department

June 4, 2021 Admin 0

IAM International President Robert Martinez Jr. has appointed Richard Johnsen to serve as a Chief of Staff to the International President and to oversee the IAM Transportation Department. The appointment is effective immediately.

“I welcome Brother Johnsen into this new role as Chief of Staff and look forward to continuing to represent our airline and railroad membership with vigor and strength,” said Martinez. “As global travel ramps up and we begin emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic, the IAM will lead the way in demanding fair and just treatment for the men and women who make our world move every day. … Read More...

Machinists Union to Launch National Apprenticeship Strategic Initiative

June 2, 2021 Admin 0

June 1, 2021

The IAM is looking into expanding apprenticeships throughout the union and developing a highly skilled talent pool that will help grow the organization.

The IAM’s National Apprenticeship Strategic Initiative (NASI) is aimed at assisting District and Local Lodges in starting job training and placement programs, while strengthening current initiatives. The apprenticeship programs will span across a multitude of IAM industries, including machinists, aviation, aerospace, woodworkers, shipbuilders, automotive and more, all with the goal of placing skilled workers into good IAM-represented jobs.

IAM International President Robert Martinez Jr. has appointed General Vice President Sito Pantoja to lead the … Read More...

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...

winpisinger center

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...