International Association of Machinists

United Airlines unions unite on bargaining

Together, the 78,000 workers represented by the five member unions make up 85% of United Airlines’ workforce.

Apple store workers form first ever union

An Apple retail store in Towson, Maryland, in June became the first Apple store in the country to unionize.

Gay Lincoln 1940-2022

Gay Lincoln, a retired union machinist who was long active in the civic life of Southwest Washington, died April 30 at age 82.

Machinists mourn loss of Dick Schneider

Dick Schneider, a 51-year member of Machinists Local 63 and a former representative of the Machinists' international, died March 17 of cardiac arrest.

Gary Will, 1938 – 2017

Will spent 31 years as a local and national representative of the Machinists Union.

Boeing South Carolina votes to stay nonunion

South Carolina Boeing rejected the Machinists Union by a three-to-one margin

Buffett-owned Precision Castparts busts union drive in California

“Union avoidance” consultants turned around a Machinists union drive at a Los Angeles area aerospace parts manufacturer.

Jeld-Wen workers reject chance to go union

Two-thirds majority for Machinists evaporates after anti-union campaign gets under way.

Guide Dog Dash motorcycle poker run raises cash for a good cause

Providing guide dogs to the blind has been a "pet" cause of the Machinists since 1948.

Jerry Greer, 1943-2014

Greer was a Machinists union rep and active in the Oregon AFL-CIO.

Machinists re-elect Buffenbarger

Challenge slate led by Jay Cronk plans to dispute election results

IAM reform slate clears second hurdle

Machinists challengers will be on national ballots in April.

Machinists Union challenge slate moves forward

A Portland Boeing worker is in the running for national IAM office

In a stand for the middle class, Machinists reject Boeing offer

Highly profitable Boeing wanted a long-term deal with anemic raise and an end to pension

Keith Johnson, 1930-2012

The Woodworkers president was part of the national AFL-CIO leadership in the 1970s and '80s.

Machinists approve four-year extension with Boeing

The deal ends the highest-profile federal labor law case in decades.

Delta remains non-union as fourth group votes to reject unionization

Delta Air Lines customer service workers voted Dec. 7 not to join the Machinists. It was the fourth major union defeat at Delta since heavily unionized Northwest Airlines merged into largely nonunion Delta. Altogether, unions stood to gain 34,000 new members, but instead lost 17,000 existing members.

Machinists Union loses Delta elections; complaint filed

In a pair of votes in November, the Machinists lost a campaign to represent 13,800 Delta Air Lines workers. The votes follow on the heels of a Nov. 3 loss by Association of Flight Attendants among 20,000 Delta flight attendants.

Delta flight attendants say ‘no’ to union

In votes counted Nov. 3, Delta Air Lines flight attendants chose not to be represented by Association of Flight Attendants. It was Delta flight attendants’ third unionization vote in a decade.

32,000 Delta/Northwest airline workers vote on unionization

About 32,000 flight attendants, ramp workers, ticket agents and other workers at Delta airlines workers will decide over the next several months whether or not to be union-represented — under new rules that eliminate a major obstacle to winning union representation.