May 8, 2021

Machinists Activate Their Voices at 2017 Communications Conference

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More than 100 IAM Communicators from across the U.S. and Canada are in Austin, TX this week to strategize and learn how to amplify the IAM’s message.

Follow along on Twitter with #VoiceActivation.

So far, the 2017 IAM Communications Conference has featured trainings on video, social media and messaging, as well as discussions on communication tactics in organizing and editorial cartooning.

The awesome @MachinistsUnion video team is giving a presentation on best video practices @TanyaHutchins #voiceactivation pic.twitter.com/q6PQK6ttNs

β€” DeLane (@delane392) May 22, 2017

@jrbattaglia and @delane392 on Using Social Media to Activate Our Voice #VoiceActivation pic.twitter.com/v62ljLeL3t

β€” IAMAW Canada AIMTA (@iamawcanada) May 22, 2017

The great Mike Mancini at #VoiceActivation pic.twitter.com/Gbrk8RI5pl

β€” IAMAW Canada AIMTA (@iamawcanada) May 22, 2017

Editorial cartoonists “like to play the role of disrupting things.”

β€” Richard Crowson #VoiceActivation pic.twitter.com/ebKj7alCQd

β€” IAMAW (@MachinistsUnion) May 23, 2017

Organizing Means Communicating

✊@RyanPrice248 of @DrivingGuild
✊ IAM Organizer @MissJordanz
✊@iamawcanada‘s @calix#VoiceActivation pic.twitter.com/ubcGgfFbnZ

β€” IAMAW (@MachinistsUnion) May 23, 2017

IAM International President Bob Martinez on growing the IAM’s voice and the importance of telling the stories of working people.

Intl Pres Martinez: we need ALL of you to help get our message across – with traditional media and social media #VoiceActivation pic.twitter.com/vczKa9qwIe

β€” IAMAW Canada AIMTA (@iamawcanada) May 22, 2017

Martinez even launched his own Twitter account:

Proud to send out my first tweet! Let’s grow our union and protect working families. #VoiceActivation pic.twitter.com/ohDu6zraHY

β€” Robert Martinez, Jr. (@IAMBobMartinez) May 22, 2017

Other members of the Executive Council also spoke:

@MachinistsUnion GVP Diane Babineaux: “We need to think outside the box”. #voiceactivation #machinistsunion pic.twitter.com/s7djxL2p3b

β€” AurΓ©lie Sarrabezolle (@aureliesarra) May 23, 2017

“We’ve got tools and we’ve got good people and it’s time we fight back.”

β€” Southern Territory GVP Mark Blondin #VoiceActivation pic.twitter.com/rlNXbO5GQU

β€” IAMAW (@MachinistsUnion) May 22, 2017

GVP Stan Pickthall discussing contract flipping in Canada. #iamaw #voiceactivation #austin #texas pic.twitter.com/1VeO1A2bYW

β€” IAMAW Local 2323 (@IAMAW2323) May 22, 2017

GVP Gary Allen speaking truth to power #EqualPayDay #nomorecuts #voiceactivation #fairshare #CEOpay #organize #1u pic.twitter.com/ct1iNPLlqa

β€” DeLane (@delane392) May 22, 2017

“Everything we do with @uber and @DrivingGuild is with social media.”

β€” GVP Conigliaro #VoiceActivation pic.twitter.com/t8dpeSkA1P

β€” IAMAW (@MachinistsUnion) May 22, 2017

Cameron Conaway, a human rights journalist and the step-son of IAM District 98 Directing Business Representative Bob Miller, told delegates how important their work is to the future of working people.

“Your work right now is as important as it’s ever been.”

β€” @CameronConaway #VoiceActivation pic.twitter.com/Me8Dy6hA1G

β€” IAMAW (@MachinistsUnion) May 23, 2017

Honored to have @CameronConaway and his family here at #VoiceActivation. A very special moment for @MachinistsUnion. #1u pic.twitter.com/euYSHuTdnF

β€” Jonathan Battaglia (@jrbattaglia) May 23, 2017

Here’s some more from #VoiceActivation:

Great to be on panel about communication & organising at #VoiceActivation with @MissJordanz and @RyanPrice248 and @TanyaHutchins moderating pic.twitter.com/genDrEmUh8

β€” Frank Saptel (@calix) May 23, 2017

Four brilliant cartoons by guest speaker Richard Crowson #VoiceActivation pic.twitter.com/cN89iDCLn2

β€” IAMAW Canada AIMTA (@iamawcanada) May 23, 2017

Local 2323 is proud to be participating at the IAMAW Communication Conference in #Austin #Texas #voiceactivation #iamaw pic.twitter.com/xK6KxDyC2I

β€” IAMAW Local 2323 (@IAMAW2323) May 22, 2017

The Agenda #VoiceActivation #Austin #Texas pic.twitter.com/ecwrU7U8oX

β€” IAMAW Canada AIMTA (@iamawcanada) May 22, 2017

It’s time for #VoiceActivation. pic.twitter.com/Csvi0eVmp4

β€” IAMAW (@MachinistsUnion) May 22, 2017

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