Here at the IAM Education & Technology Center we as students put our education on hold to take a moment to show our support for the hard working women and men at Boeing South Carolina. We are learning to be the offensive line for our members back home; and we look forward to you joining the team.
The William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center embodies the IAM’s commitment to providing top-notch training to the current and future leaders of the IAM to help our members navigate the rapidly changing world of work in the 21st century. By studying our past and strategizing our future, IAM members at the Winpisinger Center learn to be unionists – members who know that our union is part of a larger movement for dignity and economic and social justice in our workplaces and communities. Members also learn to be leaders and go home better prepared and more motivated to work for our members.
We should all be proud of the Winpisinger Center. We are the only union in North American with a facility dedicated full time to the education of our members. Since opening in 1981, more than 60,000 students have attended Winpisinger Center programs. No other union can match that record. The IAM’s commitment to membership training is an important reason why the IAM will meet the challenges of the 21st century.
The Winpisinger Center is named after former IAM International President William W. Winpisinger, a man whose dream and efforts made the facility a reality. Because of his vision, thousands of future IAM leaders and activists are trained every year.