Have Your Say: IAM Committee Wants to Hear from You at Upcoming Listening Sessions

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The Future of the IAM is in the hands of its members. 

That was the message from Machinists Union leadership’s first in-person listening session to the union’s front-line membership. The meeting, held on May 2 at Local 1297 in Ashland, Ohio, marked the first of many such gatherings around the nation.  

The “Committee on the Future” campaign aims to ensure that Machinists Union Members’ priorities and ideas are heard loud and clear by Union Representatives and its elected personnel. 

The committee members, who equally represent the Local, District, Territorial, and Grand Lodge levels of our union, will travel to locals and districts in every corner of North America to hear from the membership and document their suggestions and concerns.

The Committee also heard from several IAM Grand Lodge departments and received a personal thank you from IAM International President Robert Martinez Jr.

Now, the Committee is taking the listening tour virtual through Zoom to make it accessible to even more members across North America. The online sessions will be offered in English, French, and Spanish multiple times per week. Each 90-minute virtual forum will be limited to 500 participants to allow for engaged discussion.

Members can register for the Zoom listening sessions by visiting The IAM Committee on the Future website and signing up for their preferred date and language session. After registering, members will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom link to join the video call.

With technology expanding participation, the Committee on the Future can hear from a diverse range of members on charting the IAM’s future direction. With help from IAM Union Representatives, these online forums will allow attendees to have their voices heard without having to miss work or travel to attend a meeting in person.

The Committee on the Future is looking to collect unfiltered perspectives from Machinist Union Members across the union. These insights will shape the recommendations presented in an upcoming 2024 report that will be delivered directly to the IAM Executive Council and Grand Lodge Convention.

“I am pleased with the ideas coming from the committee members,” said IAM Headquarters General Vice President Brian Bryant. “Everyone represents their territory well, so I am proud to see the efforts to move our great union forward. I encourage members to participate and give their honest feedback during these COTF listening sessions. I hope we emerge a stronger organization after this process.”

+ FIND AN UPCOMING LISTENING SESSION
+ LEARN MORE ABOUT THE IAM COMMITTEE FOR THE FUTURE

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Have Your Say: IAM Committee Wants to Hear from You at Upcoming Listening Sessions

September 18, 2023

The Future of the IAM is in the hands of its members. 

That was the message from Machinists Union leadership’s first in-person listening session to the union’s front-line membership. The meeting, held on May 2 at Local 1297 in Ashland, Ohio, marked the first of many such gatherings around the nation.  

The “Committee on the Future” campaign aims to ensure that Machinists Union Members’ priorities and ideas are heard loud and clear by Union Representatives and its elected personnel. 

The committee members, who equally represent the Local, District, Territorial, and Grand Lodge levels of our union, will travel to locals and districts in every corner of North America to hear from the membership and document their suggestions and concerns.

The Committee also heard from several IAM Grand Lodge departments and received a personal thank you from IAM International President Robert Martinez Jr.

Now, the Committee is taking the listening tour virtual through Zoom to make it accessible to even more members across North America. The online sessions will be offered in English, French, and Spanish multiple times per week. Each 90-minute virtual forum will be limited to 500 participants to allow for engaged discussion.

Members can register for the Zoom listening sessions by visiting The IAM Committee on the Future website and signing up for their preferred date and language session. After registering, members will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom link to join the video call.

With technology expanding participation, the Committee on the Future can hear from a diverse range of members on charting the IAM’s future direction. With help from IAM Union Representatives, these online forums will allow attendees to have their voices heard without having to miss work or travel to attend a meeting in person.

The Committee on the Future is looking to collect unfiltered perspectives from Machinist Union Members across the union. These insights will shape the recommendations presented in an upcoming 2024 report that will be delivered directly to the IAM Executive Council and Grand Lodge Convention.

“I am pleased with the ideas coming from the committee members,” said IAM Headquarters General Vice President Brian Bryant. “Everyone represents their territory well, so I am proud to see the efforts to move our great union forward. I encourage members to participate and give their honest feedback during these COTF listening sessions. I hope we emerge a stronger organization after this process.”

+ FIND AN UPCOMING LISTENING SESSION
+ LEARN MORE ABOUT THE IAM COMMITTEE FOR THE FUTURE

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