Goals of the IAM
 

  • Cost-of-living raises so that wage rates rise with living costs.
     
  • Increased purchasing power to provide a higher standard of living.
     
  • Paid sick leave and life insurance for workers; employer-paid hospital, medical, dental and eye care benefits for workers and their families.
     
  • Equal pay for equal work regardless of sex, race, or national origin.
     
  • A safe, healthy workplace.
     
  • Shorter work week with double time for voluntary overtime.
     
  • Restrictions on subcontracting. Employer-paid insurance for worn, broken, or stolen tools.
     
  • Joint apprentice training and retraining on the job.
     
  • Portable pensions with optional early retirement benefits.
     
  • Severance pay and supplemental unemployment benefits.
     
  • Union Shop.