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.


Legislative ALERTS - Action Needed Now! Follow the link and then click on each item to send a message to your Congressmen and Senators.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Tell Congress to Vote ‘No’ On Any Proposal to Cut U.S. Pensions

Tue. September 24, 2013

America’s pensions are under attack. And it could be getting worse.

TAKE ACTION NOW: Click here to tell your Senators and Representative to vote “NO” on any proposal that cuts America’s pensions.

District 751 Young Machinists Tell Scott Walker to ‘Go Home’

Tue. September 17, 2013

IAM District 751 Young Machinists have made it clear: Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s anti-union rhetoric isn’t welcome in Washington State.

District 9 and Local 822 organize Stratas Foods in Illinois

Tue. September 17, 2013

If you want job security and fairness in the workplace, joining the IAM is the way to get it. That's just what our 40 new members from Stratas Foods did by joining IAM District 9, Local 822 in Quincy, IL.

Wisconsin IAM District W3 wins $26,000 arbitration victory

Thu. September 12, 2013

IAM Local W110 member Peggy LaFaive in Marshfield, WI is another example of how being Union pays big when an employer tries to unjustly fire a worker. Peggy is a CNA at Marshfield Care Center. In June of 2012, Peggy was accused of abusing a resident and she was immediately fired. As a result of the hard work and dedication of IAM District W3, Peggy was recently awarded reinstatement and made whole for losses of almost $26,000.

Nebraska IAM retiree receives 50 year veteran pin

Wed. September 11, 2013

Nebraska Machinists Union retiree Ron Milke recently received his 50 year IAM verterans pin at the Nebraska State Council of Machinists held in Grand Island, NE. Ron served in many IAM leadership postions and was very involved in politics through the State Council.

Indiana Judge: ‘Right to Work’ is Unconstitutional

Tue. September 10, 2013

An Indiana judge has declared the state’s “right-to-work” law unconstitutional, echoing what organized labor has been saying since the harmful legislation began sweeping across state legislatures throughout the country.

WI Gov. Scott Walker Continues Assault on Public Dissent

Thu. August 22, 2013

Add freedom of assembly to the list of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s enemies.

Illinois Local honors retired Business Representative / Organizer

Thu. August 08, 2013

James Nauert arbitrated over 130 cases, negotiated hundreds of contracts, handled thousands of grievances and enjoyed 25 organizing victories in his years of service as an IAM Business Representative. Jim represented our members of IAM Local 822 in Quincy, IL

Illinois Machinists Union retiree honored as Human Rights Activist

Tue. July 30, 2013

Ruth Waddell was honored recently as a "History Maker" and human rights activist by the McLean County Museum of History in Bloomington, IL. Ruth is a retired member of IAM Local 1000.

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