The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM&AW) represents nearly 700,000 active and retired members who work or have worked in more than 350 classifications or industries as defined by the U.S. Department of Labor in the commercial, manufacturing, non-manufacturing, private, public, federal, state and local government sectors of our nation's economy. They live in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Panama, Puerto Rico, and the 10 Provinces of Canada. Although the IAM began as a railroad union, today it has one of the most diversified memberships of any labor organization.
The IAM represents employees in all major industries such as: aerospace, air transport, ground transport and auto repair, office, computer, clerical, medical and technical positions as well as the following shop floor positions: tool & die makers, machinists, production, assembly, maintenance and security jobs. IAM members are also employed in metal products manufacturing facilities, on the railroads, and in the design, construction, repair, support and maintenance work of an almost endless variety of skills and occupational endeavors.
Labor is prior to, and independent of, capitol. Capital is
only the fruit of labor, and could never existed if Labor had not first
existed. Labor is the superior of capital and deserves much higher
consideration. Working men are the basis of all governments, for the plain
reason that they are more numerous. To secure to each laborer the whole
product of his labor, or as nearly as much as possible, is a worthy object
of any good government.
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