August 27, 2023

Canadian Research Director Ivana Saula talks AI at Unity and Growth Conference

23 August, 2023 – Ivana Saula, IAM Canada’s Director of Research and Women and Human Rights presented her years of research on artificial intelligence (AI) to the IAM Unity and Growth Conference today. She added her ongoing monitoring of developments in AI to bring up-to-the-minute news to organisers at the conference. Saula shed light on the impact of #AI on unions and the need for a clear framework that protects

IAM Southern Territory General Vice President Rickey Wallace to Retire; Chief of Staff Craig Martin Named Successor

IAM Southern Territory General Vice President Rickey Wallace, who has served in the position since October 2018, will retire on Nov. 1, 2023. “Rickey has been a dedicated and effective leader for the IAM,” said IAM International President Robert Martinez Jr. “He has grown the membership in the Southern Territory, including the recent organizing campaigns over the last few months totaling nearly 600 new Service Contract Act members. Rickey has

Jody Bennett to Join Executive Council as Resident General Vice President

Longtime aerospace negotiator and leader Jody Bennett will become IAM Resident General Vice President, effective Jan. 1, 2024. Bennett, a 33-year IAM member, initiated into IAM Local 2771 (District 776) in 1989 as an aircraft mechanic at DynCorps in Wichita Falls, Texas. He quickly became involved in the union once he and his coworkers organized with the IAM, becoming a Steward, Negotiating Committee Member, Conductor Sentinel, and Chief Steward. Bennett

Notes from the ANTI-UNION CAMPAIGN workshop - by Arizona Sieben

The anti-union campaign and how to fight back was one of the workshops in the IAM Unity and Growth Conference in San Diego. A union buster is a professional persuader; in other words, a liar. They will tell lies, spread fear and try to divide the membership. The best defence is a good offence. To bust a union-buster you need to build an internal team, educate and inoculate, expose them,

IAM Midwest Territory General Vice President Steve Galloway to Retire; Special Assistant Sam Cicinelli Named Successor

IAM Midwest Territory General Vice President Steve Galloway has announced his retirement, effective Jan. 1, 2024. Galloway began his membership in IAM Local 459 (District 77) in 1986 as a brewer at the Stroh Brewery Company in St. Paul, Minn. During his 11 years at Stroh’s, Galloway served as Union Steward, Bargaining Committeeperson, and Bargaining Committee Chairperson. He also served as an Executive Board Member of IAM Local 459 and