Message from IP Martinez Regarding the IAM Grand Lodge Officer Election

Dear Sisters and Brothers:

As you know, it appears likely that there will be a contested election for IAM General Secretary-Treasurer. In our proud tradition of union democracy, it is imperative that every member is aware of their right to make their voice heard.

With the pandemic continuing to affect our lives, the IAM has worked hard to expand access to absentee voting. It is critically important that every IAM member know they can vote safely by mail. Right now, members can go to to print out and mail an Absentee Ballot Request Form. Given recent mailing delays across North America, I strongly encourage every member to mail their Absentee Ballot Request Form early and complete and return their completed ballot immediately upon receipt.

Of course, members who wish to vote in person are still welcome to do so on Saturday, April 24, 2021. Additional information concerning in person voting will be forthcoming to Local Lodges and posted on

Our union is a democratic, member-driven organization. At every level, from Locals to Districts to the Grand Lodge, the members should decide our future. The IAM’s democratic system of governance ensures that every member has a say in our vision and direction.

Democracy is how this union has not only survived, but also thrived, for more than 132 years. With your help, support and work, we will continue to strengthen and build our union for the future by engaging and encouraging our members to vote in the upcoming IAM Grand Lodge Officer Election. Democracy is not a spectator sport. Member participation is essential.

So please, join me in making sure the membership’s voice is heard in the upcoming IAM Grand Lodge Officers Election and encourage all of your IAM Sisters and Brothers to do the same.

In solidarity,

Robert Martinez Jr.
International President

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Retired Members Benefits

Congratulations to our newest Local Lodge 774 retirees! We hope you will continue to take an active role in your union. If you have any questions or need more information on benefits for retired IAM members, call our office at 316-522-1591.

A reminder of Grand Lodge Nominations – Saturday, January 16, 2021

Notice of Nominations and Elections for IAM International President, General Secretary-Treasurer, 6 General Vice-Presidents, 3 Delegates to A.F.L.-C.I.O., and 5 Members of the Committee on Law.

Nominations for these offices can be made on Saturday, January 16, 2021, from 6:00 AM – 8:00 AM and 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM at District Lodge 70, 3830 S. Meridian, Wichita, Kansas 67217.

The following letter was mailed to the last known address of each member.

For more information, please visit DISTRICT 70 (

January 2021 Meeting Cancelled

Please Note: To comply with the most recent local health order and to prioritize the safety of members, our Local Lodge membership meeting scheduled for Saturday, January 16, 2021, has been canceled.