The late Anna Samick, the first female Business Representative in the IAM to teach at the William W. Winpisinger (WWW) Education and Technology Center, has been named a 2014 National Women’s History Month Nominee.
The award, presented by the National Women’s History Project, recognizes women of “courage, commitment and character” who have been pioneers in their respective industries. A room and a bronze plaque at the WWW Center were dedicated to Samick in 2009 to recognize her trailblazing contributions to the IAM.
Samick joined the IAM in 1972 when she worked at McGill Manufacturing. She was one of the IAM’s first female Business Representatives after being elected to that post in 1980 at District 72 in LaPorte, IN. In 1986, she became the Directing Business Representative and in 1993 she moved to District 90 as a Business Representative.
Samick joined the WWW Center staff in 1994 and then moved to the Eastern Territory in 1999 as a Territorial Education Representative. Samick retired in June 2000 and passed away in January 2003.
Click here to watch a Machinists News Network video about Samick’s contributions to the IAM.
Click here to read more about the 2014 National Women’s History Month Honorees.