Scholarship Opportunities and Information

Deadline for applications is Jan 31, 2024.

There are currently 3 Scholarships sponsored by the Texas AFL-CIO,

3 Scholarships sponsored by Tarrant County CLC, AFL-CIO, and

1 Scholarship sponsored by Doctors Guild #4

2024 IAM Scholarship Competition – Deadline is Feb 2, 2024

Amount of the Awards

Awards to members are $2,000 per academic year. They are granted for a specific period from one to four years to enable the member to earn a Bachelor’s degree or a two-year vocational/technical certification.

Awards to Children of Members are:

  • College – $1,000 per academic year. All awards are renewed each year until a Bachelor’s degree is obtained up to a maximum of four years.
  • Vocational/Technical School – $2,000 per year until certification is reached up to a maximum of two years

Union Plus Scholarships Applications due Jan 31, 2024


Reduced College Benefit -EBS Machinists Custom Choice for IAM

Information on Vocational training and schools

Gift Giving Guide for the Holidays

This holiday season think about buying Union Made gifts for everyone.

Want to help build a better America? Go union-made! Here are five reasons why it’s better to buy union.

You Support Companies Where Workers Are Paid Fairly And Have A Voice On The Job

Many of us dislike the notion of spending our consumer dollars on companies that are run like dictatorships and pay workers poverty wages. But at unionized companies, workers have a voice on the job and within their union. This creates a more democratic environment for the worker where he or she has real bargaining power and decision-making in the workplace.

When we buy union, we provide these companies with revenue, which helps them grow and be more successful, leading to more union jobs.

You Support A Stronger Economy By Putting More Money Into The Pockets Of Workers (Instead Of Greedy Executives)

Union workers make more on average than their non-union counterparts. When you buy union, you are helping the domestic economy because workers spend more on goods than the executives do. When a worker receives a paycheck, it gets spent. When a rich executive gets paid (millions), it often finds its way out of the local economy into some offshore account or tax haven.

You Support Domestic Jobs

Buying union-made often means buying American-made or American-built. By spending our money on domestic production, we invest in our own economy and create more tax revenue for important things like infrastructure and education.

You Deny Money To Non-Union Companies

The union-busting companies of the world can’t survive without customers. If we spend on union companies instead, we “punish” non-union companies by not giving them the thing they need most: our consumer dollars.

You Support Companies With Safer Work Environments

It’s a well-documented fact that union jobs are safer jobs. Workers negotiate over safety issues, bringing a higher level of safety than is often found in non-union workplaces.

The gift guide from Labor 411

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