Dear IAM Family,
It’s the honor of my lifetime to begin 2024 as the 15th International President of our great union.
As a 34 -year member who began my IAM career as a shipbuilder in Maine, I know what our union means to countless families and communities across the United States and Canada
As we enter this new chapter together, we thank those who came before us, including now-retired International President Robert Martinez Jr., who led our union for the last eight years. Bob has transformed the IAM through innovative organizing, putting our resources back into the membership, solidifying our finances, and so much more.
And now, as the IAM always has, we turn our focus to the future.
We are laying the groundwork for a new era of growth and prosperity in the IAM — and our membership is leading the way. Through the Committee on the Future, our members across North America have made their voices heard on how to change our union for the better. We are preparing to tackle the most pressing challenges facing the IAM, like sustaining our growth, membership engagement, branding our union for the future, and much more.
And we will need all of you — the proud membership of the IAM — to lead the way as we move further toward our great purpose: To inspire and empower our members to make life better and create a world with security, opportunity and dignity for all.
Happy New Year, IAM. I look forward to seeing all of you soon as we continue to move our union forward.