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Robert Roach Jr.

General Secretary-Treasurer

International Association of Machinists

HQ Phone: (301) 967-4500

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International Association of Machinists

9000 Machinists Place

Upper Marlboro, Maryland 20772

United States

Company Description

The IAM is a large and diverse organization, representing nearly 730,000 active and retired members across North America. Each member makes a significant contribution to the success of the union. The mission of the IAM Headquarters is to help individual m ... more

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Background Information

Employment History

General Vice President of Transportation

International Association of Machinists

General Vice President

International Association of Machinists

IAM General Vice President

Transportation

Education

Bachelor of Science degree

Labor and Management Relations

Empire State Labor College

Graduate of the Labor Studies program

Cornell School of Labor

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Robert Roach

General Secretary-Treasurer, International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers
Robert started in the IAM as a ramp serviceman for TWA and a member of Local Lodge 1056 in New York. Soon after, he transferred to Local Lodge 1445 in Newark, NJ. He was elected as a shop steward in 1976 and served as Grievance Committee Chairman from 1979 through 1992.
Robert held other offices in Local Lodge 1445, including trustee, vice president and president.
In 1984, he was elected District Lodge 142 trustee and also served as coordinator for the District's Human Rights Committee. Robert became a District 142 General Chairman in 1992.
In 1994, Robert was appointed Transportation Department Special Representative and a Grand Lodge Representative (GLR) in 1996. From GLR, Robert became General Vice President of the Transportation Department on June 1, 1999.
Robert earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Labor and Management Relations at the Empire State Labor College and is a graduate of the Labor Studies program at the Cornell School of Labor.


IAM Local Lodge 510

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"While Chapter 11 bankruptcy can provide struggling companies an opportunity to regroup and avoid liquidation, it is increasingly abused as a means to get a leg-up on the competition," said IAM Transportation General Vice President Robert Roach, Jr. "Companies are also using bankruptcy as a means to take what they can from employees outside of the normal collective bargaining process, not just what is needed for a corporation to survive."

Roach cited airlines use of bankruptcy protection to cease funding of defined benefit pension plans for tens of thousands of employees, which ultimately led to termination of those plans by the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC).
"Bankruptcy law should be amended to ensure employers engage in good-faith bargaining when seeking contract modifications," said Roach.


2004 PR Archives| 21st Century Labor Union | IAMAW

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"Immediate action is needed to prevent a wave of airline pension plan terminations," said General Vice President Robert Roach, Jr.

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"When those in position of authority make decisions that affect people's ability to buy food, pay rent and obtain proper health care, they are making personal decisions," said Robert Roach, Jr., IAM General VP of Transportation.
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United Airlines is following a very dangerous path and cannot successfully exit bankruptcy without living up to the commitments they made to their employees," said Robert Roach, Jr., General VP for the IAM
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"Airline workers have more to fear from anti-worker legislators and their allies than they do from any international threat," said Robert Roach, Jr., Vice President of the IAM


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Robert Roach

General Secretary-Treasurer, International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers
Robert started in the IAM as a ramp serviceman for TWA and a member of Local Lodge 1056 in New York. Soon after, he transferred to Local Lodge 1445 in Newark, NJ. He was elected as a shop steward in 1976 and served as Grievance Committee Chairman from 1979 through 1992.
Robert held other offices in Local Lodge 1445, including trustee, vice president and president.
In 1984, he was elected District Lodge 142 trustee and also served as coordinator for the District's Human Rights Committee. Robert became a District 142 General Chairman in 1992.
In 1994, Robert was appointed Transportation Department Special Representative and a Grand Lodge Representative (GLR) in 1996. From GLR, Robert became General Vice President of the Transportation Department on June 1, 1999.
Robert earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Labor and Management Relations at the Empire State Labor College and is a graduate of the Labor Studies program at the Cornell School of Labor.


Meet The Staff of General Secretary-Treasurer - 21st Century Labor Union - IAMAW

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Robert Roach, Jr. General Secretary-Treasurer

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