SPOTLIGHT ON UNIONATION
The Women’s, Human Rights and Young Workers Department UPCOMING EVENTS
We Salute Our Local Lodge Brother Anthony Cruz, who has chosen to pursue an association with the unioNation Band. Cruz is an accomplished musician and pretty good vocalist. He has been a member of Lodge 2297 for many years and is now the Directing Business Representative for IAM District Lodge 110 in Havelock, N.C.
unioNation is a labor music band formed in 2012 by the International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers. The IAM’s unioNation™ aims to change the mindset of labor music and the stereotypical sound that comes with it. The band was originally inspired by singer/songwriter Cody Wilder’s presentation of the song “United We Stand, Divided We Fall,” during a class at the William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center in Hollywood, MD. Since then, the band has performed in Toronto, Atlanta, Baltimore and New Mexico. Recording of unioNation’s second CD is set January 2017… has been selected to bring the new unioNation Band members back to Winpisinger to record. Once again we will be recording all original Labor music written and performed by IAMAW members from Canada and the U.S. and they could not be more excited.