Veteran News

History of IAM and Veterans

The IAM has a long standing history of honoring and supporting our nation’s veterans. Our union has always been very close to our military due to the nature of the work our members perform.

Dating back to 1936, Machinists Union members have been providing the military with high-tech, superior planes at Boeing.

The IAM joined other labor unions in pushing for the passing of the GI Bill in 1944, because we understood the importance of supporting veterans and ensuring opportunities were available when their enlistments were over.

in 1944, nearly 10 percent of the almost 800,000 IAM members were military veterans.

Today our fighting machinists work hard to ensure our nation’s military maintains air, land and sea superiority.

The IAM works hard to make sure our members who have served our nation get the support they need and deserve.

Department of Veterans Affairs –  To fulfill President Lincoln’s promise “To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan” by serving and honoring the men and women who are America’s veterans.

GI Bill Web Site – A direct link to the VA’s post 9/11 GI Bill site.

North Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs – Our mission is to assist veterans of North Dakota and their dependents in obtaining all benefits to which they are entitled, both federal and state, either by direct contact or through the assistance of County Veterans Service Officers, Tribal Veterans Service Officers, or National Service Officers.  We designed this website to provide a comprehensive resource directory to assist veterans, service members, and their dependents with questions about healthcare, employment, financial assistance and much more!  We hope it meets your needs! Please contact us if you have any questions, concerns, or comments.

South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs – Hello and welcome to the South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs website. We invite you to browse our web pages for information on benefits, services and programs. As the voice for South Dakota’s veterans, we advocate for and provide the pathway for all veterans and their families to receive the benefits they are eligible for.

Union Veterans Council – The IAM is urging all union members who are military veterans to take advantage of the resources provided by the AFL-CIO Union Veterans Council (UVC), an organization founded in 2008 and dedicated to providing information about legislation, programs and benefits of value and interest to veterans and their families.

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