IAM Reschedules 40th Grand Lodge Convention Until September 2021 – COVID-19 Ain’t No Joke!

Machinists Union Postpones

40th Grand Lodge Convention

In order to protect the safety and health of members and guests in light of the coronavirus pandemic, the IAM Executive Council has made the difficult decision to postpone the upcoming 40th IAM Grand Convention, which had been scheduled for Sept. 6-11, 2020 in San Diego.

The convention will instead be held Sept. 12-17, 2021 at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel.

“This decision was not made lightly and our Executive Council shares in the disappointment we all have about not being able to join together as one union at our convention this year,” said IAM International President Robert Martinez Jr. “I want to especially thank General Vice President Gary R. Allen, the Western Territory and the 2020 Host Committee for all the work they have done to prepare for this convention.

“I am also extremely grateful for our membership’s patience as we continue to navigate this extraordinary time and the challenges it poses to our union,” said Martinez. “For now, your health is our paramount concern, but I very much look forward to the convention in 2021 and continuing the democratic traditions of our union. Stay safe, stay strong, stay united—together, in solidarity, we shall overcome.”

This Pandemic has been one of the most serious of situations arising in this nation directly affecting American labor and the business communities in the 132 year history of the IAM.

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