Dear IAM Family,
As the year comes to a close and we embrace the spirit of the holidays, I extend my warmest wishes to each and every one of you and your families. Serving as your international president has been the greatest honor of my career, and as I approach retirement at the start of the new year, I reflect with immense gratitude on the journey we’ve shared.
It is with a deep sense of camaraderie that we’ve faced challenges and celebrated victories together. The solidarity that defines our union will undoubtedly continue to flourish under incoming International President Brian Bryant, and other new leaders.
It’s been my privilege to work alongside such passionate and committed individuals who strive for the betterment of workers everywhere. May the spirit of unity, compassion and understanding prevail, not only during these festive moments but throughout the years to come.
I wish you and your loved ones a joyous holiday season filled with love, laughter, and togetherness. Thank you for your trust and support. Here’s to the legacy we’ve built together and the bright future that awaits our union.
Robert Martinez Jr.