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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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.

IAM Midwest Territory celebrates office grand opening

Fri. September 04, 2015

General Vice President Philip J. Gruber presided in the official ribbon cutting ceremony at the "new" IAM Midwest Territory office in Joliet, IL.

Midwest Territory Guide Dogs events raise over $300,000

Wed. July 29, 2015

The IAM Midwest Territory put together a classic auto show and charity motorcycle poker run 7 years ago which has now received donations of over $300,000 dollars for Guide Dogs of America.

Retired District 6 Rep receives 50 year service award in Illinois

Wed. July 15, 2015

Rene Dinnewith, retired District 6 Business Representative, recently received his 50 year IAM service award and pin at Local 1191 in Moline, IL.

Illinois Mechanics stand strong after 1 year on strike

Thu. July 09, 2015

Today, July 9, 2015 marks one year since our members at Al Piemonte Chevrolet in East Dundee, IL walked out on strike making this the longest strike in Mechanics's Local 701's 84 year history. Our 9 members at Piemonte voted unanimously to walk out last year after their employer violated their rights and contract bargaining was going nowhere.

John Deere Machinists ratify new contract in Wisconsin

Tue. June 30, 2015

IAM District 10, Local 873 at John Deere Horicon Works in Wisconsin ratified a new labor agreement recently that provides benefits for both the union and the company.

Illinois Mechanics organize 19 new members

Tue. June 30, 2015

IAM Mechanics Local 701 organized 19 new members at Rush Truck Centers in Carol Stream, IL recently.

Illinois Mechanics organize McGrath Downtown Auto

Thu. June 25, 2015

IAM Mechanics Local 701 in Carol Stream, IL brought 12 new members into the IAM by winning an organizing drive at McGrath Downtown Auto in Chicago, IL.

Illinois Mechanics win major NLRB complaint at Al Piemonte Chevrolet

Mon. June 08, 2015

The National Labor Relations Board Region 13 issued a significant complaint against the Al Piemonte Chevrolet dealership in East Dundee, IL on May 29, 2015. Nine Local 701 members have been on strike at this location for over 325 days and have been locked out by the employer since February of 2015 over issues related to obtaining a first contract and Unfair Labor Practices committed by the dealership.

Missouri Machinist wins wrongful discharge case

Mon. June 08, 2015

In September of 2013, Local 387 member Frank Dupske was unjustly terminated from GKN Aerospace in Hazelwood, MO after 26 years on the job. District 837 immediately fought the discharge and won. He recently was made whole for all losses totaling over $130,000 in wages, overtime, benefits.

Local 701 sponsors Automotive Service Tech at SkillsUSA Illinois

Thu. May 28, 2015

IAM Mechanics Local 701 in Carol Stream, IL sponsors the Automotive Service Technology Competition at the SkillsUSA Illinois Championships in Springfield. Sixty students competed in Automotive Service Technology, as they rotated through 20 work stations, testing their skills.

Minnesota Machinist Wins Big Arbitration

Thu. May 21, 2015

Bill Maruk was terminated for insubordination in December 2012 from Boise Paper located in International Falls, MN. He is a 41 year member of IAM Local Lodge 760. The Union filed a grievance and after many attempts to resolve, ultimately ended in arbitration. The Arbitrator ruled that Bill Maruk was unjustly terminated and reinstated him to his former job with 52 weeks of compensation under a buyout program that Maruk would have been eligible for had he not been terminated.

IAM Midwest Territory hosts IL student for job shadowing day

Thu. May 14, 2015

Jared Podgorny, from Manhattan, IL, worked closely with Grand Lodge Represenative Rick Mickschl taking part in a Job Shadowing Day at the IAM Midwest Territory office. He learned about the Machinists Union, took part in an organizing briefing with staff and observed other daily activities of the office.

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