Union membership means using the collective power of many to make things better for all. That philosophy holds true for Union members in their communities as well.
Every year, IAM members attend the AFL-CIO’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Holiday Observance, where they perform community service to honor Dr. King’s legacy.
IAM members build wheelchair ramps for the handicapped and elderly. We raise money for United Way and join with other union members for the Spirit of Labor Christmas Program, a program that provides toys for underprivileged children.
When disasters such as tornados and flooding strike, the IAM Disaster Relief Program is there to help members and their communities pick up the pieces. All across North America, IAM Districts and Locals hold charity golf tournaments and motorcycle rides to raise money for Guide Dogs of America.
Guide Dogs of America
Guide Dogs of America is the IAM’s flagship charity. The program raises guide dogs and trains blind and visually-impaired individuals and dogs to work together. An IAM member founded GDA in 1948 and the IAM is proud to be the center’s leading sponsor. At no charge, GDA provides blind and visually-impaired individuals with a dog, harness and other necessary equipment; four weeks intensive training, and room and board at the 7.5-acre facility near Los Angeles.