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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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.
More than 500 members of IAM Local 387 have ratified a tentative agreement with GKN Aerospace in St. Louis.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The IAM Midwest Territory announces the retirements of Grand Lodge Representative Gary Schmidt and Communications Representative Mike King.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
General Vice President Philip J. Gruber presided in the official ribbon cutting ceremony at the "new" IAM Midwest Territory office in Joliet, IL.
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.
Rene Dinnewith, retired District 6 Business Representative, recently received his 50 year IAM service award and pin at Local 1191 in Moline, IL.
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.
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.
IAM Mechanics Local 701 organized 19 new members at Rush Truck Centers in Carol Stream, IL recently.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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