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Meet the Staff | CR Michael D. King

Fri. September 11, 2009

Michael D. King
Communications Representative

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"Those who would destroy or further limit the rights of organized labor - those who cripple collective bargaining or prevent organization of the unorganized - do a disservice to the cause of democracy." --President John F. Kennedy--

Mike King was appointed Communications Representative on September 1, 1999. King is assigned to the Midwest Territory office in Naperville, IL.

King is currently a member in good standing of IAMAW Local Lodge 1916. Prior to January of 2009, King was a member of IAMAW Local Lodge 957 and worked at APV Americas in Lake Mills, Wisconsin for 26 years. Over the years, King served as Recording Secretary, Grievance Committee Chairman, Bargaining Committee member, Grievance Committee member, Legislative Committee Chairman, IAMAW District Lodge 10 delegate, Wisconsin State Council of Machinists delegate, IAMAW Grand Lodge Convention delegate, Wisconsin State AFL-CIO Convention delegate, Jefferson County Central Labor Council delegate, Flyway Area Labor-Management Council delegate and Local Lodge Newsletter Editor.

At IAMAW District 10 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, King served on the Executive Board, MNPL Committee and Legislative Committee.

Working with the Wisconsin State AFL-CIO, King authored and edited the Wisconsin State AFL-CIO web site, served as 9th Congressional District COPE Chair and Vice Chair, worked on the Wisconsin Labor Video Project and was part of the chorus in "Images of Labor" a labor musical.

King was elected Vice President and then served as President of the Jefferson County Central Labor Council. He also edited the "Jefferson County Central Labor Council News".

He served on the Communications Committee as editor for the Flyway Area Labor-Management Council newsletter the "Leader."

Mike was active in the Democratic Party of Wisconsin and was the 9th Congressional District Chair, a member of the state Administrative Committee, Vice President of the Jefferson County unit and editor for the "Jefferson County Democratic Party News."

In 1973, King started at Crepaco (now APV Americas) as a grinder-polisher and bid his way into machining where he operated CNC Lathes, CNC Machining Centers, Jig Mills, Mills and Grinders.

Prior to becoming a member of IAMAW Local Lodge 957, King was a member of IAMAW Local Lodge 1367 in Watertown, Wisconsin while working for Brandt as a grinder-polisher.