Midwest

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Welcome to the IAM’s Midwest Territory. Led by GVP Philip J. Gruber, the Midwest Territory represents more than 117,000 active and retired members in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.


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Chicago Suburb Becomes Newest Front in ‘Right to Work’ Fight

Mon. May 02, 2016

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The U.S. Supreme Court’s recent split decision on the Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association case may have halted anti-union groups’ plans to gut unions at the federal level, but similar “right-to-work” efforts and litigation continue to gestate at the state and – more specifically – local levels.

St. Paul Auto Techs Ink New 3-Year Deal with Auto Dealers

Sun. May 01, 2016

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After five weeks of negotiations, the Local 737 Bargaining Committee unanimously recommended ratification of the new three-year agreement, which includes across the board two percent general wage increases each year, an increased employer contribution to the IAM National Pension Fund, an increased employer contribution to the Joint Health Care Trust, and an increase in the journeyperson light duty rate.

The proposal passed with a majority vote.

IAM Wisconsin Local 1260 Celebrates 50-Year Members

Thu. April 28, 2016

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IAM Local 1260 of New Holstein, WI, honored 85 men and women celebrating more than 50 years as members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers.

Indiana IAM Local 153 Prepares for Grote Negotiations at WWW

Tue. April 26, 2016

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Members of the Indiana IAM Local 153 Bargaining Committee were among the latest groups to complete the Negotiation Preparation for Bargaining Committees Program at the William W. Winpisinger (WWW) Education and Technology Center in Hollywood, MD.

Wisconsin Judge Agrees with IAM, Rules Against ‘Right-to-Work’ Law

Thu. April 14, 2016

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A Wisconsin judge has sided with the Machinists Union in a case challenging the state’s private sector “right-to-work” law. IAM District 10 in Milwaukee, the Wisconsin AFL-CIO and United Steelworkers District 2 in Menasha, WI argued the law was an unlawful seizure of property because it required private-sector unions to extend benefits to workers who don’t pay dues.

Dubuque Local 1238 Members Win $263k Arbitration at Mystique Casino

Tue. April 05, 2016

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They could hardly believe it was happening. After all, it was April Fools’ Day. But 12 IAM Local 1238 members of Dubuque, Iowa, known as pari mutuels, hit it big when IAM District 6 negotiators helped them win a $263,089 arbitration award against Mystique Casino of the Dubuque Racing Association (DRA).

Do You Know Where Your Oreos Come From? Support IAM Jobs at Nabisco by ‘Checking the Label’

Thu. March 24, 2016

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Do you know where your Oreos come from? The next time you go to buy cookies or other products made by snack-maker Nabisco, check the label. If it’s not made in America, don’t buy it. Save your hard-earned dollars in support of IAM jobs.

IAM IL Members Back on Job After 5-Month Lockout at Clifford-Jacobs

Thu. March 24, 2016

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Members of IAM Local 1000 are back on the job after a five-month lockout with Clifford-Jacobs Forging Company in Champaign, IL.

Bill Clinton Stumps for Wife Hillary Clinton at IAM District 9 in St. Louis

Thu. March 10, 2016

Manufacturing is the key to rebuilding the economy. Just ask the Machinists, said former president Bill Clinton during an appearance at IAM District 9 in Bridgeton, MO. Clinton’s visit to IAM District 9 comes just one week ahead of Missouri’s March 15 primary as his wife and IAM-endorsed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton works to garner more votes in the “Show Me State.”

IAM Bids Farewell to Retired District 9 DBR Tony Rippeto

Mon. March 07, 2016

Hundreds recently gathered at IAM District 9, St. Louis, to celebrate the career and retirement of former Directing Business Representative Tony Rippeto. Rippeto, a 35-year Machinist, officially retired December 31, 2015.

IAM Mechanics Local 701 Takes to Air Waves to Organize

Thu. February 18, 2016

IAM Automobile Mechanics’ Local 701 is taking labor’s message to the radio with a 60-second commercial on the benefits of joining a labor union.

St. Paul, MN Service and Parts Techs Complete WWW Negotiation Prep

Tue. February 16, 2016

Members of the St. Paul, MN District 77/Local 737 Auto Dealers Bargaining Committee were among the latest groups to complete the Negotiation Preparation for Bargaining Committees Program at the William W. Winpisinger (WWW) Education and Technology Center in Hollywood, MD.

Indiana Local 1227 Members Attend Negotiation Prep at WWW

Thu. February 04, 2016

Local 1227 Negotiating Committee members from Regal-Beloit in Valparaiso, IN recently completed the Negotiating Preparation for Bargaining Committees Program at the William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center in Hollywood, MD.

St. Louis Local 387 Members Ratify GKN Contract

Tue. January 26, 2016

More than 500 members of IAM Local 387 have ratified a tentative agreement with GKN Aerospace in St. Louis.

IAM Midwest Territory Mourns Retired District 10 DBR ‘Dick’ Presser

Tue. January 26, 2016

The IAM Midwest Territory mourns the death of retired District 10 Directing Business Representative Richard “Dick” Presser. Presser passed away Thursday, January 21, 2016, at the age of 86.

Murch, Egwuekwe-Smith Appointed to Midwest Territory Staff

Thu. January 14, 2016

IAM International President Bob Martinez announced the appointment of two new staff members to the IAM Midwest Territory. Former IAM District 5 Directing Business Representative Kevin Murch has been appointed Midwest Territory Education Representative. Former IAM Communications Specialist LaToya Egwuekwe-Smith has been named Midwest Territory Communications Representative.

Hillary Clinton Pledges Labor Support, Touts Economic Agenda

Tue. December 15, 2015

If you want to rebuild the American middle class – support the American labor movement, said honorary IAM member and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton to a roaring crowd of union members in St. Louis.

St. Louis IAM Members Open Negotiations with GKN Aerospace

Thu. December 10, 2015

Members of the IAM Local 387 Negotiating Committee, joined by IAM Midwest Territory General Vice President Philip J. Gruber, opened negotiations Wednesday, December 9, 2015 with GKN Aerospace in St. Louis.

IAM Midwest Territory Announces Schmidt, King Retirements

Thu. December 03, 2015

The IAM Midwest Territory announces the retirements of Grand Lodge Representative Gary Schmidt and Communications Representative Mike King.

IAM District 10 celebrates the career of DBR Russ Krings

Mon. November 23, 2015

The life and career of IAM District 10 Directing Business Representative Russ Krings was celebrated recently in Wisconsin. Krings announced his retirement effective October 1, 2015.

FMCS Director Visits IL Mechanics Training Center

Thu. November 05, 2015

The Director of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS) and former IAM General Counsel, Allison Beck, visited the IAM Mechanics' Local 701 Technician Training Center in Carol Stream, IL.

MO State Rep. Receives Randall Award Recognizing Support for Labor

Tue. October 20, 2015

IAM Midwest Territory General Vice President Philip J. Gruber joined the Missouri Alliance for Retired Americans in honoring long-time Machinist, Kansas City Labor Council President and former District 142 Legislative Committee Chair Gerald L. "Red" Randall in Riverside, MO.

IAM Mourns Loss of District 9 BR Mike Musgrove

Tue. September 29, 2015

The IAM mourns the sudden loss of District 9 Business Representative Mike Musgrove, who died Saturday, September 26, 2015 after suffering a fatal blood clot while doing something he loved – attending races at the Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, IL.

Congress fails on XM Bank causes Wisconsin plant closure

Tue. September 29, 2015

District 10 and Local Lodge 1377 of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers are saddened to hear of the GE Power & Water plan to eliminate 350 skilled jobs from the Waukesha, WI facility. The Union members of GE Power & Water have provided a skilled and efficient workforce manufacturing world class gas engine products.

2015 Union Sportmen's St. Louis sporting clays right on target

Mon. September 21, 2015

The 2015 Union Sportmen's Alliance annual sporting clays event held at NILO Farms in Brighton, IL was a huge success. The International Association of Machinists and International President R Thomas Buffengarger was the host sponsor of the event.

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