Blue rimmed button with red and white stripes in the middle featuring white and blue text on the stripes.
(union bug) (union bug)
The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) began in 1888 for railroad mechanics to resist wage cuts as the Order of United Machinists and Mechanical Engineers before changing to the National Assembly of Machinists (NAM) in 1889. In the early 1890’s NAM reached Canada and the name was once again changed, this time to the International Association of Machinists (IA of M). This was later changed to IAMAW in 1964.