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IAM/PSA Airlines 2021 Call for Proposals

June 8, 2021 Admin 0

The current IAM/PSA Collective Bargaining Agreement becomes amendable on April 5, 2022 with bargaining set to commence 6 months prior to the amendable date per Article 28 of the Agreement which is no later than October 5, 2021. This language guarantees that the Company and your Union have already agreed to commence the negotiations process early. I recently have had the initial conversations with the Company concerning negotiations.

Pursuant to the above, please be advised that a call for contract proposals is in order.

Accordingly, all proposed changes to the contract need to be submitted to District Lodge 142 at … 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

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...

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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...

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:

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

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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!…

Official Results of the 2021 IAM Grand Lodge Officer Election

May 13, 2021 Admin 0

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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
James Beno, Committee on Law…