About the IAM

Who We Are

With nearly 600,000 active and retired members, the IAM is one of the largest and most diverse labor unions in North America.

From Boeing, Mercury Marine and General Electric… to United Airlines, John Deere and UPS, 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.

The IAM is here to help you secure a voice on the job.

What We Do

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. We work very hard to maintain our winning record.

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.

Why Union?

For more than 130 years, the IAM has fought for workers’ rights and workplace benefits that are so often taken for granted. Benefits like sick pay, leaves of absence, bereavement leave, holidays, vacations, retirement security and healthcare.

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.

Whatever your reason, we’re 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.








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