IAM International News

  • IAM Canadian General Vice President David Chartrand has been installed as a member of a newly-launched advisory board to advise the Canadian government on labor issues. The Union-Led Advisory Table table brings together 14 labor leaders from across Canada with expertise different across sectors to advise the government on the big challenges and opportunities of […]
  • IAM International President Robert Martinez Jr. has appointed Charlie Hines, a longtime IAM activist and leader from Charlotte, N.C., as an IAM Air Transport Territory Special Representative. The appointment is effective Jan. 1, 2024. Hines had previously served as an IAM Grand Lodge Auditor and an Air Transport Territory Associate Organizer, where he continued his […]
  • WASHINGTON, Dec. 8, 2023 – The 600,000-member International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) is applauding a landmark $3 billion U.S. Transportation Department grant to support a high-speed railway between Las Vegas and California. The IAM is similarly urging that train cars for the 218-mile Las Vegas to southern California route fulfill DOT and Federal […]
  • Members and volunteers from IAM District 837 recently gave back to the St. Louis community by volunteering at the Saint Matthew Lutheran Church. The church, built in 1905, needed restoration of its parking lot. Volunteers cleaned the parking lot, removing all grass and dirt growing up through the paved parking area and adding driveway sealer […]
  • The International Labor Communications Association (ILCA) held its much-anticipated bi-annual convention in San Diego from Nov. 29 to Dec. 1, 2023. This marks the first in-person gathering since the onset of the pandemic, underscoring ILCA’s commitment to fostering collaboration and sharing best practices among labor communicators globally. ILCA, an allied organization of the AFL-CIO, plays a […]
  • IAM International President Robert Martinez Jr. has announced that Aerospace Coordinator Tony Wirth will assume the position of Aerospace Chief of Staff, effective Jan. 1, 2024. Wirth joined the IAM in 2003 as a member of Niceville, Fla., Local 20, at Eglin Air Force Base. He served as the local’s Secretary-Treasurer and on its Negotiation […]
  • IAM International President Robert Martinez Jr. has announced the appointment of longtime IAM staff member, organizer and leader Ralph Martin as IAM Canadian Chief of Staff to General Vice President David Chartrand. The appointment is effective Jan. 2, 2024. “I’m thrilled to welcome Ralph into this new role serving our membership in Canada,” said Chartrand. […]
  • WASHINGTON, Dec. 6, 2023 – The 600,000-member International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM), America’s largest air transport union, applauds the proposal by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) mandating drug and alcohol testing programs for certificated repair stations located outside the United States. The proposed rule significantly strives towards enhancing aviation safety and maintaining uniform […]