The IAM Journal (ISSN 1083-0413) is published by the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, 9000 Machinists Place, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772.(301) 967-4520. Fax: (301) 967-4586. Printed by Kelly Press, 1701 Cabin Branch Drive, Cheverly, MD 20785
Robert Wood, Director of Communications
Jonathan Battaglia, Assistant Director of Communications
Valana Cochran, John Lett, Kiley Hernandez, Tanya Hutchins, Joyce Sheppard, Rich Luciani, Andrew Hounshell,
DeLane Adams, Joe Heckman, Michelle Furman,
Terri Crutchfield, Lisa Canning
Mailing Inquiries: IAM Membership Services, (301) 967-4525
Editorial Inquires: IAM Communications, (301) 967-4520
About the Cover
Clarke Fire Protection Products, Inc. opened their doors and allowed us to photograph their Cincinnati, OH facility. As you will see throughout the spread, the beautiful red fire pump engines our members assemble made for great photo opportunities. The cover photo is U.S. Army veteran and Local 804 member Jonathan Hammons working in the “ready to ship” area of the plant. Read the story on pg. 6 for the reason an IAM logo sticker goes on every engine leaving the plant.
—IAM Communications Representative Andrew Hounshell
The Machinists Union is your union. Your membership means you have 600,000 men and women just like yourself at your side. Together, we have the numbers and the leverage we need to make better lives for our families.
The IAM Executive Council is charged with representing you and making our union even stronger. Their mission is to carry out the vision of our membership as voted on and ratified by member-delegates to the 2016 Grand Lodge Convention. From the shop floor to our leadership, the IAM is united in our fight for a fair economy for every working family and community.
Gary R. Allen
GENERAL VICE PRESIDENT, WESTERN TERRITORY
GENERAL VICE PRESIDENT, TRANSPORTATION
GENERAL VICE PRESIDENT, AEROSPACE
Jimmy Conigliaro Sr.
GENERAL VICE PRESIDENT, EASTERN TERRITORY
GENERAL VICE PRESIDENT, SOUTHERN TERRITORY
GENERAL VICE PRESIDENT, CANADA
GENERAL VICE PRESIDENT, HEADQUARTERS
GENERAL VICE PRESIDENT MIDWEST TERRITORY
Robert A. Scardelletti
TCU NATIONAL PRESIDENT