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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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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
GE Energy and IAM District 10, Local 1377, hosted President Barack Obama at the GE facility in Waukesha, WI, Thursday.
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 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.
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.
Retired IAM Administrative Assistant Wayne Coin died October 31, 2013 at his home in Milan, MO.
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.
After much planning and collaboration, a core group of dedicated and persistent retired Machinists have officially formed the Minnesota State Council of Machinists Retirees.
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.
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.
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.
The IAM congratulates Local 1569 retiree Harold Rohr on his induction into the Nebraska Labor Leaders Hall of Fame.
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