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Machinists Take Over Capitol Hill

IAM members from across the country are joining together in Washington, DC this week to meet legislators and advocate for working people.

“Our message for every elected official is simple: represent the people who make this country move,” IAM International President Bob Martinez said as a part of his opening remarks for the 2018 Legislative Conference. “The most important part of this Legislative Conference will be the conversations our members have on Capitol Hill. We have to let every elected official know that the Machinists will fight for our families, our union and all working people.”

Martinez discussed trade, strengthening Buy America laws, retirement security and pensions, protecting federal employees, right-to-work-for-less and more issues facing working people and IAM members.

Reps. Tim Ryan (D-OH), Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), Ben Ray Lujan (D-NM) and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), along with IAM member and Missouri AFL-CIO President Mike Louis, NFFE-IAM National President Randy Erwin and TCU-IAM Vice President Ron Kloos also spoke on a range of topics at the conference.

“The IAM Legislative Conference gives our members the opportunity to advocate for issues important to them and their families,” said IAM Legislative Director Hasan Solomon. “If you’re not at the table, you’re probably on the menu.”

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