The Machinists Union mourns the loss of retired Galveston, TX native, U.S. Navy Veteran and lifetime IAM Local 1786 member Sam Munn.
“Sam was passionate about Texas Democratic politics and labor, especially his union,” said IAM International President Robert Martinez Jr. “Local 1786, the entire Machinists Union and those of us who knew him well will greatly miss him.”
Munn joined the IAM in 1964 and became a journeyman Machinist in 1967. Throughout his union career he served in a number of positions, including shop steward, local lodge trustee, District 37 Trustee, President of the Galveston County Central Labor Council, the Texas City Metal Trades and Vice President of the Texas AFL-CIO.
He also served as his Democratic Precinct Chair, member of the State Democratic Executive Committee and was a delegate to the 1992 and 1996 Democratic National conventions.
Munn retired in 2001 and became a 50-year IAM member in 2014. At the time of his passing, he had been in the Machinists Union for more than 55 years.