To All Grand Lodge Representatives, Special Representatives, Grand Lodge Auditors, Organizers, Business Representatives, Airline and Railroad General Chairmen, District Lodge Secretary-Treasurers, Local Lodge Recording Secretaries, State and Provincial Councils and Territorial Education and Communications Representatives, TCU/IAM Executive Council, Carmen Division Officers, National Representatives, Assistant National Representatives and Local Lodge Officers
Dear Sisters and Brothers:
It is with renewed enthusiasm that we are beginning another year for the 1AM Scholarship Competition. Enclosed you will find the 2023 Scholarship Competition Announcement that covers the rules and regulations for IAM members and children of 1AM members. In order to be able to inform members of the opportunities for themselves and their children, lodge officers are urged to read and discuss the announcement thoroughly. Please note that we now have a vocational-technical two-year scholarship available to both children of members as well as members. Also, at the 2004 Grand Lodge convention, the delegates voted unanimously to name one of the scholarships after Roman A. Mayfield, a 55-year member of D.L. 751, now deceased. This will be given to one scholarship recipient who best represents the spirit of volunteerism and the strong sense of service to their community that was a hallmark of Brother Mayfield.
Given the diversity of our membership and that our members work in many sectors and industries, the IAM is launching an initiative to better understand issues our members face in their workplaces. We’ve developed brief surveys specific to sectors where our members work, and are inviting members to take this opportunity and share their perspectives with us.
Information from the survey will help us understand your viewpoints on key issues, and help us prepare strategies to represent and fight for our members.
Please join in the efforts in fighting for a better future for you and your co-workers by completing the survey for the sector you work in.
Please select the survey specific to the sector you work in.
“IAM political action committee members know the value of member
engagement,” explains Derek Ferguson, IAM Special Representative for Political
Action. “The more members who are actively engaged in our workplaces – the more
power we have at the bargaining table. The more members who speak up on issues
that matter in our communities, the more power we have to get our governments
to prioritize the needs of working people.” Often it is hard for members to
grasp that there is a connection between collective bargaining and political
action. There is a direct connection between negotiating a pension into your
collective agreement and lobbying the government to protect that pension if the
employer goes bankrupt, as an example.