Unity & Growth Conference Announcements

IAM International President Robert Martinez Jr. Announces Retirement After Historic Career, as General Vice President Brian Bryant Named Successor

Jody Bennett to Join Executive Council as Resident General Vice President

IAM Southern Territory General Vice President Rickey Wallace to Retire; Chief of Staff Craig Martin Named Successor 

IAM Midwest Territory General Vice President Steve Galloway to Retire; Special Assistant Sam Cicinelli Named Successor 

San Diego Unity & Growth Conference

Due to extraordinary interest in the Unity and Growth Conference, we have reached capacity and registration for the 2023 IAM Unity and Growth Conference (Sunday, Aug. 21 to Thursday, Aug. 24 in San Diego) has been closed since July 11, 2023. On-site registrations will not be accepted at the conference. In addition, registrations for General Vice President Mark Blondin’s retirement have been closed since July 31 and will no longer be accepted.

About the 2023 IAM Unity and Growth Conference
The 2023 IAM Unity and Growth Conference will train, educate and inspire IAM officers, staff, activists, and other leaders to organize new members in all sectors and continue to embrace and strengthen the diversity of our union. Morning plenary sessions will feature dynamic speakers and panels. In contrast, afternoon breakout sessions will include instruction on fresh organizing tactics and how communications, strategic research, legal matters, and diversity can help grow our union.

Breakout industry sectors include:
·         Aerospace and Service Contract Act
·         Automotive
·         Manufacturing and Shipbuilding
·         Wood, Pulp and Paper, and Natural Resources
·         Public Sector, Healthcare, and Non-Traditional Industries
·         Air Transport and Rail

Delegates will also convene in individual industrial sector meetings to discuss, review, and produce a proactive, strategic organizing plan. Each sector will report to the entire conference.