Dear IAM Family,
As we approach the upcoming weekend, we have the opportunity to pay tribute to the great Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and celebrate his remarkable legacy.
Dr. King dedicated his life to fighting for justice and equality for all. His hard work, sacrifices and leadership have inspired generations, and his message of hope and unity continues to resonate to this day.
As we pause to remember Dr. King’s extraordinary life and achievements, let us renew our commitment to building a fairer, more compassionate society that honors his vision of a world where all people are treated with dignity and respect.
The commemoration of MLK Day holds a significant place in our country as it is also marked as a National Day of Service. Active participation in service projects can bridge community divides and create positive change.
Justice on the job and service to the community are the guiding principles of the IAM, and as Dr. King famously said, “Everybody can be great… because anybody can serve.” IAM members across North America are putting this philosophy into action by serving their communities, not for themselves, but to build solidarity and support for those who need it most.
Let’s keep in mind that to achieve justice in our workplaces and communities, we must work towards advancing and embracing equality for all.
So, as your new International President, I was pleased to announce that our union is taking a significant step toward safeguarding civil and human rights. To this end, our IAM Human Rights Department has taken on its own identity within our Union, with its own leadership whose sole purpose is to advance the principles and practices of equality, as well as economic and social justice. This initiative is a testament to our commitment to upholding the values that our union stands for.
From the negotiating table to organizing workers for a better future, to ensuring equal and fair treatment for everyone, the IAM continues to honor Dr. King’s legacy today and every day.