The IAM is conducting the Local Lodge History Project at the
this year during the week of June 11-16, 2017. This is an opportunity to be part of archiving the rich history of your lodge.
In tradition with past sessions, participating Locals are asked to recruit two retirees and one active member from your local or district lodge. Attendees will document your lodge history and the role it played in the labor movement. Members attending from across the U.S. and Canada will share the rich history of the IAM, along with the successes and struggles of their lodges in the labor movement.
There will be distinguished guests affiliated with labor history to facilitate the archiving of your lodge’s history. Past instructors in the program include: Archivist Traci Drummond, the IAM’s official archivist at the Southern Labor Archives at Georgia State University; Rachel Bernstein, Historian and Archivist of the Wagner Library at New York University; and Dr. Charles Micallef, Historian, Labor Educator and Retired IAM Director.
“Many of our members do not know the story of their locals and districts,” said Micallef. “Knowing where we have been often shines a light on future paths. The objectives of this program is teaching teams from locals or districts to research their history, disseminate their history, make connections with the archives and preserve their history. We know a great deal of the history at the International level and little of history at the local level.”
This program is conducted bi-annually and usually fills up fast. Please take this opportunity to preserve the historical accomplishments of your lodge. For further information please contact the Retirees and EAP Department at 301-967-4717
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Registration is now open for the
March 6-11, 2017 at the William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center in Hollywood, MD.
The IAM’s Employee Assistance Program equips EAP coordinators with the skills and resources to assist members who are seeking help for problems involving addictions and other psychosocial issues.
This valuable program is fully recognized at the college level, within the workplace, in the employee assistance community and throughout the IAM. All eligible Machinists are encouraged to participate.
to the Retirees and Employment Assistant Program Department no later than February 5, 2017.
Attendance in the program must be approved by an authorizing lodge officer. EAP II Participants must have completed EAP I to register. If you have any questions, please contact the Retirees and Employment Assistant Program Department at 301-967-4717.
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The IAM recognizes the youth of today will soon be the leadership of tomorrow. In an effort to tap into their energy and prepare them for the challenges of the future, the IAM is holding
May 7-12 and September 24-29 at the William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center in Hollywood, MD.
Millennials are the largest population in today’s workforce. They have the numbers to influence public policy and change social norms.
“Young workers are extremely valuable and their potential contribution to this world and the Machinist Union is unmeasurable,” said IAM General Vice President Diane Babineaux. “This program helps get the youth of our union involved in the issues we all face.”
and return the completed registration form to the Women’s and Human Rights Department. Space is limited and filled on a first come, first serve basis.
Registration forms must be returned by March 3, 2017 for the May class, and July 21, 2017 for the September class.
Please contact the Women’s and Human Rights Department at 301-967-4747 with any questions.
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