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Welcome to the Machinists Union Local Lodge 460. Defending the rights of workers in Perryville, Maryland!


 IAM 136th Birthday

The State Of Our Union On The IAM’s 136th Birthday

Dear IAM Family,

Happy 136th birthday to the IAM! It’s a testament to all of you, and all those who came before us, that our great union has risen from a railroad pit in Atlanta in 1888 to the powerful force for working people that we are today.

Since having the honor of becoming the IAM’s 15th International President on Jan. 1, myself and your Executive Council have hit the ground running to build on our successes.

We are listening to you – our membership. We are organizing and growing our union. We are embracing our diversity. Most of all, we are moving the IAM into an even brighter future.

Led by membership input gathered last year by the IAM Committee on the Future, myself and your Executive Council are already implementing changes to strengthen our union. We are working toward new ways of communicating with our members and branding our union, expanding mentorship and training opportunities, improving our union’s structure, and much more.

And, our renewed focus on organizing is paying off. The IAM was amongst the fastest growing unions in 2023, and this year, we’ve already won campaigns to represent airline workers, healthcare professionals, artificial intelligence workers, manufacturing workers and more.

We are taking on employers big and small and winning record gains for our members. And, we are realizing our true potential by investing in the leadership of women and other under-represented groups through our new IAM Human Rights Department, and more.

As I continue to travel North America to meet our membership and hear your ideas, I am more hopeful than ever about the future of the IAM. Every day, we are moving closer to fulfilling our purpose of delivering security, dignity and opportunity for all.

Most of all, thank you to all of you for being a part of this journey. Together, we will continue to inspire, empower and create this more perfect union.

In solidarity,

New IAM Staff Learn Critical Skills to Represent Members

The IAM’s William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center recently conducted its week-long foundational skills class for officers and other representatives in the machinists union. Two full classrooms allowed new staff to meet and work with colleagues from around North America.

During the class, members learned how to manage their time and make schedules to service the membership. Class participants also studied a math program to help with future contract negotiations. Many speakers came to the education center, such as the Communications Department, who informed the students of how information can be given to the membership. Business Representative Shawn Altgilders gives a briefing in this video.

Rest in Peace Vince Spivey

R.I.P. Vince Spivey

Vincent Darryl Spivey, affectionately known as Vince or Spivey, was born on February 26, 1956, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Wallace Spivey Sr. and Mary Esther Lewis-Spivey. He was one of six children born into the family, which later expanded when his mother married Ernest Scott Sr., welcoming three more children. Together, they raised their six children in West Philadelphia, emphasizing the importance of unity and family bonds.

Growing up in West Philly, Vincent attended University City High School and became part of its inaugural graduating class in 1974. He pursued various interests, from his love for aquatic life to his knack for fixing things and his musical talents. Vincent's leadership and creativity shone through as he led a local band called "Enchanted Forest," performing at parks and venues across the city.

Vincent's life took a significant turn when he met his wife Lisa in 1981 at a downtown Philadelphia venue. Their shared love for music and dance kindled a lifelong partnership, marked by the birth of their four children and 40 years of enduring love. Vincent's dedication extended beyond his family; he served his community as a deacon at St. Matthews Baptist Church and later in the Audio/Visual Ministry at Alpha Baptist Church. Throughout his career, Vincent's commitment to union representation remained steadfast, reflecting his unwavering advocacy for fairness and solidarity among workers. Vincent's vibrant spirit and unwavering loyalty endeared him to all who knew him, leaving an indelible mark on the hearts of his loved ones and friends from Philadelphia to Delaware and Maryland.

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