A contingent of 35 IAM Metal Trades members and officers, led by International President Robert Martinez Jr. and IAM Executive Council members, attended the AFL-CIO Metal Trades Conference September 30 through October 4, 2019 in Las Vegas.

The week kicked off with a Guide Dogs of America golf tournament sponsored by the Metal Trades Department and proceeded with meetings with the Department of Energy, Navy and contractors who employ Metal Trades members.

“I was very proud to see a large and vocal showing of Machinists Union members at the annual Metal Trades Conference,” said IAM International President Robert Martinez Jr. “I want to especially thank Metal Trades President Jimmy Hart and IAM Government Employees Director Jim Price for their hard work on behalf of our metal trades membership and for again raising thousands of dollars for the IAM’s favorite charity, Guide Dogs of America.”

The Metal Trades Department is comprised of 13 affiliates of the AFL-CIO that work in industries such as Department of Energy, Department of the Navy and the Department of Defense, as well as at oil and gas refineries across the country.

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