With nearly 700,000 active and retired members, the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) is one of the largest and most diverse labor unions in North America. From Boeing and Lockheed Martin to United Airlines and Harley-Davidson, you will find IAM members across all walks of life. IAM members demand respect and dignity in the workplace. Together, we have been able to bargain for increased job security, higher wages and improved benefits. If you are interested in joining the IAM family, you have come to the right place. The IAM is here to help you secure a voice on the job.
By forming a Union, workers provide themselves with the opportunity to secure a voice in their workplace and ensure justice on the job. Union members are able to sit down with management as equals and bargain for better workplace conditions. For some, that might be higher wages and better benefits. For others it might be job security or fair treatment. Regardless of your specific needs, the Union is here to help. Union members continue to earn more each year than their non-union counter parts. That's why workers seek out the Union to improve their benefits and working conditions all across North America.
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Why join the IAM?
Every workplace could use a Union. In Fact, a Union is the only real mechanism that exists to represent the interests of employees in a company. A Union is also the only real mechanism that enables employees to join together to bargain collectively, rather than as a bunch of separate, powerless entities. This is useful in good times, and even more in bad times. By forming a Union, workers provide themselves with the opportunity to secure a voice in their workplace and ensure justice on the job. Union members are able to sit down with management as equals and bargain for better workplace conditions. For some, that might be higher wages and better benefits. For others it might be job security or fair treatment. Regardless of your specific needs, the Union is here to help. Union members:
Earn wages, on average, 27 percent higher than non-union workers.
Are 54 percent more likely to have pensions provided by their employer.
Are more likely to have employer-provided health insurance benefits.
Have greater access to apprenticeships and training opportunities.
For more than 125 years, Unions have fought for workers' rights and the benefits so often taken for granted. Benefits like sick pay, leaves of absence, bereavement leave, holidays, vacations, retirement security and healthcare. The IAM’s years of negotiating experience has led to top quality contracts for tens of thousands of workers. By joining with your colleagues in a Union at your work place you benefit in many ways. On the job, your Union brings together the collective strength of you and your co-workers to insure meaningful negotiations with management for an equitable contract. Besides wages and salaries, areas that can be negotiated include: staffing and overtime, safety and health, cost of living raises, adequate pensions, vacations, equitable promotion systems and transfer policies, and a workable grievance system. Through your Union, you and your co-workers oversee carrying out the provisions of the contract
The IAM is here to help you. We have an experienced and motivated staff of organizing and servicing representatives to lead you through your campaign. As an IAM member, you'll have a collective bargaining agreement – a legal document that spells out your workplace conditions and how you are treated on the job. Your collective bargaining agreement will elevate you to an equal footing with your employer and ensure you are treated fairly and your voice is heard. At the IAM, you will find one of the largest and most experienced Unions in North America.
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