Legislative

Be the Process:

Come to the 2017 IAM Legislative Conference

 

Join hundreds of IAM members May 8-10, 2017 in Washington, DC to lobby for policies that actually benefit the workers in our country and not the corporations. As part of the 2017 IAM Legislative Conference, Fighting Machinists from across the United States will be hitting Capitol Hill to remind their elected representatives of who they are supposed to represent.

Download the call letter, hotel reservation form and other important information.

Be a part of the power IAM members will bring to DC. The conference will take place at the Hyatt Regency Washington, 400 New Jersey Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20001.

Attendees will lobby members of Congress on the issues that affect IAM members most – trade, defense funding, retirement security, health care costs and much more. Delegates will also hear from allies in Congress and attend a congressional reception hosted by the IAM.

Get registered today.

 

Affordable Care Act

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Update on National Right to Work Legislation

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