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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NLRB Backs Illinois Mechanics in AutoNation Decision

Sun. July 20, 2014

Mechanics Local 701 and the IAM Midwest Territory took on AutoNation when the anti-union company fired Union activist and mechanic Jose Huerta. The IAM sought justice through the National Labor Relations Board. The NLRB decision reinstates Huerta and made him whole for all losses including three years back pay with interest compounded daily.

Illinois Mechanics on Strike at Al Piemonte Chevrolet

Wed. July 09, 2014

Mechanics Local 701 members at Al Piemonte Chevrolet in East Dundee, IL have voted to go on strike. Our new members have been in negotiations bargaining for a first contract since the end of May.

Missouri Machinist wins $14,999 John Deere Gator raffle

Thu. June 26, 2014

Jason Capra, who is a member of IAM Local 778 in Kansas City, MO, won the IAM 2016 Convention raffle for a John Deere Gator voucher worth $14,999.

Geny Ulloa appointed IAM Midwest Territory Speical Representative

Wed. June 25, 2014

IAM Midwest Territory General Vice President Philip J. Gruber is proud to announce that Geny Ulloa has been appointed to the position of Speical Representative effective June 1, 2014. Geny is from District 165, Local 623 in St. Cloud, MN.

IAM Tours Chicago High School Manufacturing Institute

Thu. June 05, 2014

IAM General Vice President Diane Babineaux and IAM HPWO Grand Lodge Representative Jim Reid recently toured an innovative career technical education program that is giving high school students on Chicago’s West Side the training they need to get manufacturing jobs upon graduation.

Fort Wayne, IN eliminates collective bargaining for some

Tue. May 27, 2014

The Fort Wayne, IN city council voted 7-2 to approve an ordiance that will eliminate collective bargaining for non-pubic safety unions. IAM District 90, Local 2569 represents 150 civil city and utility employees in Fort Wayne.

Illinois Machinists injured in casting facility blast

Tue. May 27, 2014

Two members of IAM Local 660 in East Alton, IL were injured in what is being described as an explosion in the casting facility at Olin Brass. One members was taken to the hospital, treated and released. Another member was transported by helicopter to a St. Louis hospital and is in serious condition.

Missouri School District Maintenance Workers Vote IAM

Tue. May 20, 2014

IAM District 9, Local 777 is proud to announce an organizing win at the Fort Zumwalt School District in O'Fallon, Missouri. The Facility Maintenance Department workers voted to join the IAM bringing 26 new members to Local 777.

Fort Wayne, IN City Council attacks collective bargaining

Mon. May 19, 2014

The Fort Wayne, Indiana City Council is trying balance their budget problems on the backs of the cities non-public saftey and public safety workers. The IAM represents 150 civil city and utility employees in Fort Wayne.

IAM mourns the passing of D10 Business Representative Don Griffin

Tue. April 22, 2014

It is with deep sadness that District No. 10 must inform our members that Business Representative Donald Griffin passed away unexpectedly Saturday, April 19, 2014.

Illinois Machinists begin 2nd week on strike at Superior Carriers

Fri. April 11, 2014

Fighting the high out of pocket cost of health insurance and the stagnant wages at Superior Carriers in Markham, IL, the 13 members of IAM Local 701 working there said, "enough is enough" and voted 100% to strike on April 8, 2014.

IAM Local 701 Lends Expertise to Aspiring Auto Techs

Thu. April 10, 2014

Members at IAM Local 701 know a thing or two about fixing things. These Chicago-area Machinists make a living working on cars, trucks, RVs, forklifts and much more.

Right to Work fails to pass in Missouri

Wed. April 09, 2014

Big money was dealt a blow yesterday when their Missouri "Right-to-Work" bill failed to get the necessary votes. Republican puppets in Missouri are being played by the American Legislative Exchange Council or ALEC an "extreme right wing" arm of people like Grover Norquist and the Koch brothers.

Illinois Machinist made whole and returned to work with backpay

Mon. February 17, 2014

District No.9, Local Lodge 660 member LaShawn Buford was returned to work recently and made whole at Olin Corporation located in East Alton, Illinois. The total awarded to LaShawn for his wrongful termination grievance totaled $70,932.51. When asked by his co-workers how he got his job back, LaShawn proudly says, “The Union did it all for me.”

Obama Lauds Wisconsin Local 1377 Worker Training at GE Energy

Thu. January 30, 2014

GE Energy and IAM District 10, Local 1377, hosted President Barack Obama at the GE facility in Waukesha, WI, Thursday.

IAM District 9 celebrates the career of Ellen Arbogast

Wed. January 15, 2014

District 9 Business Representative and IAM Law Committee member Ellen Arbogast was honored at a celebration of her career and retirement recently at the District 9 hall in Bridgeton, MO.

IAM District 9 Honors Military Veterans

Tue. November 19, 2013

IAM District 9 in Bridgeton, MO held its second annual Military Veterans Brunch on Sunday, November 10, 2013 to honor and remember the IAM District 9 veterans’ service and sacrifice. Greater St. Louis area veterans from Missouri and Illinois attended the event.

IAM Scores Organizing Win for 1,700 in Missouri

Tue. November 12, 2013

Workers at the Independence, MO plant that serves as the Defense Department’s primary source for military 5.56 mm, 7.62 mm and .50-caliber rifle ammunition voted recently to become the newest members of the IAM in Kansas City, MO.

IAM Mourns Retired Administrative Assistant Wayne Coin

Tue. November 12, 2013

Retired IAM Administrative Assistant Wayne Coin died October 31, 2013 at his home in Milan, MO.

IAM District 9 Brunch Honors Military Veterans

Tue. November 12, 2013

IAM District 9 in Bridgeton, MO held its second annual military veterans brunch on Sunday, November 10, 2013. Greater St. Louis area veterans from Missouri and Illinois were honored at the event.

Minnesota Retirees Form Machinists State Council

Tue. November 05, 2013

After much planning and collaboration, a core group of dedicated and persistent retired Machinists have officially formed the Minnesota State Council of Machinists Retirees.

Minnesota State Council of Machinists Retirees Launches

Fri. October 25, 2013

Vadnais Heights MN – After planning for more than a year, a core group of dedicated and persistent retired Machinists officially formed the Minnesota State Council of Machinists Retirees.

Illinois Machinist Wins Wrongful Discharge Case

Tue. October 22, 2013

Here’s another great example of why it pays to have a union contract. IAM Local 126 member Tom Symmes is back at work after being wrongfully discharged. Symmes was terminated when his employer, LPB Manufacturing in Cicero, IL, unilaterally changed the attendance policy without notification or bargaining. He was involved in an ongoing first contract effort at the company.

IL Machinists Local 126 wins discharge case with backpay

Thu. October 17, 2013

IAM Local 126 recently secured a non-board settlement which put Tom Symmes back to work and provides for over $19,000 in back pay, with restored seniority and benefits. Symmes was involved in an ongoing first contract effort at LPB Manufacturing in Cicero, IL.

IAM Retiree Inducted into Nebraska Labor Leaders Hall of Fame

Thu. September 26, 2013

The IAM congratulates Local 1569 retiree Harold Rohr on his induction into the Nebraska Labor Leaders Hall of Fame.

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