About the Winpisinger Center

The William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center embodies the IAM’s commitment to providing top-notch training to current and future leaders of the IAM and helps 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 return 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 America with a facility dedicated full time to the education of our membership.  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 member training is fundamental for the IAM to 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 IAM leaders and activists are trained every year.



Robert Martinez, Jr

International President