Amanda is a shop steward for the local 435. She is a trustee for district 60 and has been a member since August of 2019. Before joining the union, Amanda worked at a variety of manufacturing facilities in Florida and throughout Michigan’s lower peninsula. Amanda is a veteran of the USAF. She is a mother of 3 and grandmother to 2.
My name is Chuck Bennett, I am the President/Directing Business Representative of DL W2021 in Lake Charles La. I am a 22-year member of the IAM&AW. I have been a local lodge trustee, steward, committeeman, vice president, and president for LL 470. I am a proud Unionist that has committed my life to fighting for my sisters and brothers at the jobsite and the bargaining table. As an advocate for working families, I make sure our local, state, and federal lawmakers know the issues affecting workers and strive to give labor an equal voice.
I am proud to have the opportunity to serve on “The Committee of the Future”. Being an ambassador for my sisters and brothers, gathering the members’ ideas to develop recommendations to grow our great union, is a great honor I do not take lightly. Enabling workers, especially low wage workers, to find a voice and dignity on the job will improve their lives and secure IAM&AW for the future.
I was initiated into I grew up in a union family. I’ve always enjoyed the union mentality and what they did in the community. I started working at IKEA in 2000 and attempted to unionize the warehouse in 2002 the vote was unsuccessful. In 2012 we were able to have the IAMAW help us organize and win. I was a part of the internal organizing process. I was on all the negotiations for our local group. I served as Chief Steward and Delegate for my entire time at my local. I was hired as a business Representative for the IAMAW in 2021. I’m thankful for the opportunity to help others and be a part of a great Union Family.
I have been an IAM member for 30 years and am currently the President Directing Business Representative for District W24, headquartered in Gladstone, Oregon. I am married and have 2 adult children who are also married. I started my Machinist Union journey in a sawmill in Tacoma, Washington in 1993. I worked my way through all of the jobs at that mill and finished my career there as the Union Safety Facilitator. My Union activity has followed a similar pattern. I have held numerous positions in my Local, W130; Member at Large, Bargaining Committee, Shop Steward, Secretary-Treasurer, Vice President, and President. I then became a Business Representative for District W24, in 2014, and represented a variety of locations; service contract workers, public sector workers, machinists, woodworkers, healthcare workers, and many others. In that and my current role, I have championed our Union by, educating and empowering our members to grow, become stronger, and strive together to make their working lives better. I believe that every worker deserves the protections and improvements that Union representation brings and that we are stronger together.
Ashley Carpenter is a third generation union member from Local Lodge 1296, District 1888 out of Clarksville, TN. She started at Trane and was initiated into the IAM 17 years ago where she gained experience in brazing and wiring on the shop floor. Ashley started getting involved as a shop steward in 2012 and participated in her first organizing campaign in 2014. In 2022, she was elected as Trustee,member of grievance committee, & delegates for TN state council and her district, as well as a participant of the newly formed LEADS program. Ashley is also a single mother to a beautiful little girl and 3 fur babies. She is a proud member of the IAM! Union Strong
25 ans membre de l’aimta, actuel Secretaire Trésorier de la section locale 1751 Montréal, Quebec Canada Vincent Constantineau est un professionnel de la communication, fort d’une expérience de plus de 15 ans dans divers postes. Il a occupé les rôles de communicateur, responsable des relations publiques, président, secrétaire archiviste et membre de plusieurs conseils administratifs. Il est titulaire d’études collégiales en gestion de réseau informatique et a également étudié la sociologie et les sciences politiques à l’Université du Québec à Montréal.
Vincent est reconnu pour son professionnalisme, son respect des échéanciers et sa capacité à établir et maintenir des relations humaines. Passionné par le mouvement ouvrier et les enjeux sociopolitiques, il possède une solide expérience en mobilisation et relations publiques. Vincent est compétent dans la création et la mise en œuvre de stratégies novatrices en matière de communication et de médias sociaux. Il possède également de l’expérience en création et organisation d’ateliers de formation pour les militants.
25 years old member of the aima, current Secretary-Treasurer of the local section 1751 Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Vincent Constantineau is a communication professional with an experience of more than 15 years in various positions. He has been a communicator, public relations manager, president, recording secretary, and member of several administrative boards. He holds college studies in computer network management and studied sociology and political science at the University of Quebec in Montreal.
Vincent is recognized for his professionalism, respect for deadlines, and ability to establish and maintain human relations. Passionate about the labor movement and sociopolitical issues, he has a solid experience in mobilization and public relations. Vincent is skilled in creating and implementing innovative communication and social media strategies. He also has experience in creating and organizing training workshops for activists.
David DiMaria first became a union member at the age of 16 with UFCW Local 328. For the past 20+ years he has worked as an organizer and business representative with a variety of unions including the UFCW, SEIU, UNITE HERE and SAG-AFTRA. He has been working as an organizer with the IAM’s Eastern Territory for the past five years organizing members in new sectors such as Yoga Instructors, Apple Store employees, and Architects.
I was initiated into IAM Local 759 when I was hired at the Jacksonville Transportation Authority in 2002. I graduated from an apprenticeship program in 2007, becoming a lead electronic technician at the transportation authority.
I was elected Local 759 President in 2008, serving in that position until 2018, when I was appointed President and Directing Business Representative of District 112. I served in that position until 2021, when I was appointed GLSR for the Southern Territory.
I bring experience in negotiating solid contracts and organizing new members into our great union. I have a tremendous passion for service and am driven by the premise that all working people should be treated fairly.
I am very proud and honored to be selected as a Committee of the Future member.
In 2007, Juan Estrada was hired as a Locomotive Machinist with Union Pacific Railroad in Los Angeles, CA. In 2009, promoted to Locomotive Machinist Maintenance Technician and served as the second shift committeeman. In 2013, elected as Local Lodge 620, Local Chairman, representing members from Commerce, Carson, West Colton, and City of Industry, CA, under the Union Pacific Railroad. In addition, represented members of Amtrak in Los Angeles and BNSF Railway in Commerce, CA.
In 2019, elected as General Chairman for District 19, representing members from California, Oregon, Arizona, Utah, Idaho, Texas, Louisiana, and New Mexico. Carriers include Union Pacific Railroad, BNSF Railway, Amtrak, San Joaquin Valley Railroad, and TransportAmerica Services. Earned an Associate’s Degree from Eastern Gateway Community College through the IAMAW Free College Program. Currently enrolled at SUNY Empire for Labor Studies, Bachelor’s degree through the IAMAW, Winpisinger Training Center. Currently part of the Human Rights Committee, Veterans Committee, and the District 19 Arbitration Review Board.
Honored to be part of the Committee on the future, accelerating our union forward.
Originally from Tennessee, I came to St. Louis Missouri after serving in the United States Marine Corps. In late 2002, I accepted a job offer from Browning Arms Company as a gunsmith. Thru my employment I was taught about our union and the value of collective bargaining. In 2005 I was elected as chief steward and have been a part of negotiating our contract ever since. I’ve been the Secretary Treasurer and Secretary Reporter for Local 688. I also graduated from Maryville University in 2013 Summa Cum Laude with a B.A. Currently I proudly serve on District 9’s Veterans Committee. I also can be found on LinkedIn using the QR code. I look forward to being a part of the ambitious endeavor to ensure our Union is here for another 135 years.
I am a 42-year member of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) Automotive Lodge 1857. My working career started in 1980 as an apprentice at an IAMAW Certified General Motors Dealership in Vancouver, British Columbia, culminating in achieving Red-Seal Certification as an Automotive Service Technician.
I have held many positions in our Union, the first being a Shop Steward, followed by Local Lodge Recording Secretary, Bargaining Committee, and District Lodge Trustee, as well as being a member of the IAMAW Committee on Law – Canadian Representative (October 2014 to December 2020).
I am the Directing Business Representative for Northwest District 250 of the IAMAW; we represent workers in British Columbia and the Yukon Territory. I have been an elected Business Representative for the IAMAW since January 2002, assuming the role of Directing Business Representative in August 2013.
I believe in our Union, and the benefits and opportunities our solidarity and collective action bring to our members, families, and communities.
Alex Hoekstra is the Directing Business Representative of IAM District 10, the largest District in the Midwest Territory. In that role, he oversees bargaining, servicing, organizing, and day to day operations for the majority of Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Hoekstra is President of the Wisconsin State Council of Machinists and sits on the Board of Directors for the Wisconsin AFL-CIO.
A 3rd generation member of the IAM, he was initiated 25 years ago into Lodge 873 which represents John Deere Horicon Works.
Hoekstra is proud to have been selected for the Committee on the Future. He looks forward to meeting with members across North America to hear their ideas on building a future worthy of the incredible foundation that has laid by the great Machinists that have come before us.
Scott Jackson is a GLR assigned to organizing, and a 40 year member of IAM Local 905. He apprenticed as a machinist at an aerospace company in Ajax, Ontario, Canada, where he represented the members of the Local as Chief Steward. He has helped to change the face of the Canadian membership through organizing, mentoring, and negotiating first agreements since starting as an Apprentice Organizer in 2002.
Jason McAdoo is a 25 year IAM member who started as a Ramp Service Agent for Alaska Airlines in Juneau, Alaska fresh out of high school for what was supposed to be his “summer job”. He was motivated to get involved once he recognized bias and discrimination toward his coworkers from his local management. Jason became a Shop Steward in 2000, a role that to this day he considers to be the most vital to the IAM’s success. Expanding on his experience as a steward Jason spent a number of years as a Local Shop Committee Member.
From there, Jason spent time as the District 142 Safety Rep for Alaska Airlines where he helped develop and implement the first GSAP program for the Customer Service and Ramp Service members there. His role in safety provided him the privilege to serve on the Joint Air Transport Safety Committee, where he collaborated with union leaders from other airlines to help create safer work areas within the industry. Jason also has been a part of multiple negotiation committees at Alaska, as well as the last round of negotiations at McGee Air Services.
Jason is honored to be a part of the Committee on the Future and is looking forward to hearing what ideas and solutions his Brothers and Sisters across North America have to offer.
Allison Parker is the Executive Director of the TCU/IAM Industry Relations Department, under Transportation’s Rail Division. In that role, she is intricately involved in TCU’s arbitrations and education, and provides resource support to Leadership, Representatives and members on Collective Bargaining issues. She is the Labor Chair of the National Railroad Adjustment Board’s Fourth Division, the Employee Advocate on numerous Public Law Boards, the staff facilitator for TCU’s Education and Women’s Committees and has served on numerous committees and panels related to arbitration in the rail industry.
She helped to create TCU’s universal grievance tracking database, which captures valuable data necessary to both strengthen and showcase representational efforts through claim settlements and arbitration.
She is the Facilitator and Developer of TCU’s Leadership Programs. She is deeply committed to the education of Local Lodge representatives, and to the continuous development of resources that are accessible and practical in order to better serve the membership.
Sister Parker is second-generation union advocate, a longstanding member of T1908, and lives in New Market, Maryland. She is honored to be selected as a member of the Committee on the Future.
I started my railroad carrier with BNSF Railway in 2004, which was also my first introduction to being in a union. In 2006 I was intrigued about the union and became our lodge Sergeant of arms. Since then, I have been heavily involved in my local lodge & District Lodge and have held many positions, Secretary-Treasurer, Assistant Local Chairman, Educator, Communicator, and Recording Secretary in my local lodge which I currently hold. I was re-elected to the Executive Board for our District Lodge 19 in 2022. I am pleased to represent my membership as a delegate to the Transportation, Grand Lodge, and District Lodge conventions. I enjoy being a unionist and helping all our brothers & sisters across the country to excel in the future! And look forward to doing so for many years to come.
Larry Reeves had led the IAM Local Lodge 1776 as president since 2019. As the first black President of the organization, he proves the organization’s commitment to change and diversity. Mr. Reeves proves that the IAM union is committed to the people and communities it serves.
Larry Reeves has dedicated 24 years of service to local lodge 1776 of American Airlines, including roles as chief shop steward, Conductor sentinel, and Vice president. Larry has dedicated most of his professional career to ensuring his fellow coworkers are valued. Larry understands that people set any company apart, and ensuring that all employees feel protected professionally and personally, is paramount in keeping a steady workforce. Larry dedicates his time to every member in all ways, ensuring their families are priorities.
Larry has led local lodge 1776 of American Airlines in philanthropic endeavors because he understands the importance of engagement with the community you serve.
If there is one message that Larry leads by, it is that no one man can do this alone. He credits having a fantastic team with his success and the success of Local Lodge 1776. This team also includes his two beautiful children, who are his pride and joy; when he is not leading the Union, his time is spent doing his most challenging job – being a dad.
Kaleb Rosa began his IAM career in Local Lodge 2202 as an employee of Alaska Airlines in 2002. Brother Rosa held multiple positions within the local, including Chief Steward, Communicator, Legislative Committee Chair and President. Kaleb also served on the Board of the Washington State Machinists’ Council.
At District Lodge 142, Rosa was appointed as Director of Organizing in 2018, then as General Chairperson in 2021. Kaleb joined the Air Transportation Territory Staff as a Special Representative in 2022.
Kaleb studied Automotive Technology at South Seattle College and Labor Studies at the National Labor College. Brother Rosa is an elected Precinct Committee Officer in Washington State’s 30th Legislative District.
Kaleb was appointed to serve on the IAMAW’s Committee on the Future by GVP Richie Johnsen and considers it an honour to collect the ideas of our membership and effect positive changes in the future of our Union.
Please allow me to introduce myself; I am Geny Ulloa, a Grand Lodge Representative (GLR) for the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Union (IAM). I have been a GLR for approximately nine years.
I am assigned to the Midwest Territory (MWT), which is comprised of nine states; 1) Illinois, 2) Indiana, Iowa, 3) Minnesota, 4) Missouri, 5) Nebraska, 6) North Dakota, 7) South Dakota, and 8) Wisconsin.
I am currently the Territory Organizing Leader (TOL). Additional responsibilities include external and internal organizing efforts, negotiating collective bargaining agreements, educating current members and local lodge officers, and assisting the IAM William W. Winpisinger Education & Technology Center (W3 Center) with the Spanish Leadership Courses, to name a few.
Before being appointed to the GRL position, I worked for DeZurik for 15 years (a machine shop in Sartell, MN), represented by the IAM. While in the shop, I was a shop steward for over seven years. I have been a proud member of Local Lodge 623 (Saint Cloud, MN) since 1999. In addition to being a shop steward, I was a trustee for my Local and a volunteer organizer.
As GLR, I cannot imagine a more rewarding opportunity than working for our IAM members. I am honored and excited to be part of the Committee on the Future.