Russ Gittlen to Succeed Dale Hartford

IAM International President Bob Martinez announced this week that IAM District 15 New England Area Director and Local 447 Assistant Business Manager Russ Gittlen has been appointed Director of Guide Dogs of America (GDA) effective […]

An Objective View of Independence Day

JULY 4TH IMPORTANT MESSAGE….IAM Locallodge2297 and/or this site’s administrator does not always necessarily agree or adopt the content or opinion of any other web site or author linked from, or identified in or on this […]

Juneteenth…Emancipation Proclamation

Juneteenth … (June 19) … commemorates the day that slaves were freed by the Emancipation Proclamation in 1865. After centuries of abuse and oppression, African Americans finally had freedom; this was no easy battle. Though […]

Message…International President Bob Martinez

Flags fly at half-staff at IAM Headquarters in Upper Marlboro, MD to commemorate the victims of a mass shooting at an Orlando nightclub. Dear Sisters and Brothers Orlando: A Message from IP Martinez  21st Century […]

Hillary Clinton’s Historic Nomination

 A CLEAR CHOICE Article appearing on “The historical importance of nominating Hillary Clinton is not just political. It is significant for women at every level of American society,” said IAM International President Bob Martinez. […]

NFFE-IAM Members Storm Capitol Hill

Every year, federal employees are forced to endure increasingly anti-worker legislation that cuts into the bottom line of their family’s budget. Legislative Conference is a yearly coordinated effort to speak up for America’s dedicated civil […]