Last Chance to Apply for IAM Scholarships

Don’t let the opportunity for a 2016 IAM Scholarship Award pass you by.

The deadline to apply for is almost here. Applications must be postmarked no later than Friday, February 26, 2016 to be considered.

Click here for detailed information about the IAM Scholarship Competition.

The competition is open each year to eligible IAM members in the United States and Canada and their eligible children entering college or currently enrolled. A panel of impartial judges decides the winners.

“Furthering education is an important goal for our members and their children,” said IAM Safety and Health Department Director Jim Reid, whose department administers the program. “The IAM Scholarship Competition is a great way to help with the expense.”

For information on eligibility requirements and how to request an application, click here . Application packets have been mailed to all local and district lodges.

If you have a question about the scholarship program, please call the IAM Safety and Health Department at 301-967-4708.

Delegates to the 1960 IAM Grand Lodge Convention first established the IAM Scholarship Fund, which is used exclusively to make these awards possible.

Click here for a list of the 2015 scholarship winners.

Register Now for the 2016 IAM Legislative Conference

Corporate lobbyists and big-business donors do their best to keep the voices of working people outside the halls of Congress, but that has never stopped IAM members from coming out in droves to lobby on Capitol Hill.

Be a part of the power IAM members will bring to Washington, DC during the IAM Legislative Conference. The conference will take place May 9-12, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Washington, 400 New Jersey Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20001.

Click here to download the call letter, hotel reservation form and other important information. April 1 is the deadline to make hotel reservations.

Attendees will lobby members of Congress on the issues that affect IAM members most — trade, defense funding, retirement security, health care costs and much more. Delegates will also hear from allies in Congress and attend a congressional reception hosted by the IAM.

Click here to sign up today.

IAM's Hoylater Honored by Elderly Housing Board

Former IAM Legislative Director Bill Hoylater, second from left, received a “Lifetime of Service” award from the Elderly Housing Development and Operations Corporation (EHDOC). From left: Steve Protulus, EHDOC President and CEO; Hoylater; Maria Cordone, former IAM Retirees Director and current EHDOC Board Member; and Bob Martinez, IAM International President and EHDOC Board Member.

Former IAM Legislative and MNPL Director Bill Hoylater was recently honored for his service to the Elderly Housing Development and Operations Corporation (EHDOC), a senior advocacy organization that works with unions to build and maintain quality affordable housing for retired Americans.

Hoylater, an EHDOC Board Member since 1996, received a “Lifetime of Service” award. An advocate for EHDOC residents for two decades, Hoylater has spent countless hours visiting EHDOC communities, listening to resident’s concerns and arranging social services.

“In this age of economic insecurity, it takes people like Bill Hoylater to advocate for the needs of retired Americans,” said IAM International President Bob Martinez, who recently became an EHDOC board member himself. “The work of EHDOC helps seniors live independently with dignity and self-determination in communities with their peers.”

EHDOC, founded in 1978, manages 53 affordable senior housing communities comprising 5,000 apartments in 15 states as well as Washington, DC and Puerto Rico. Former IAM International President William W. Winpisinger is the namesake for an EHDOC community in Cleveland, OH. Learn more at .