Illinois Drivers: Order Your Machinists Union License Plate Now!


Chicago’s IAM Automobile Mechanics Local 701 announces two specialty license plates for Illinois drivers who want to show their IAM pride.

Illinois Governor JB Pritzker approved and signed legislation for the specialty plates last month. Under the terms of the bill, the Illinois Secretary of State will begin production of the plates once a minimum of 2,000 total requests have been submitted.

IAM-enthusiasts will be able to choose from two separate designs (final designs are yet to be determined):

The first option will bear the IAM Local 701 logo. Proceeds will go towards Guide Dogs of America and the IAM Local 701 Training Program.

The second option will bear the official IAM logo. Proceeds will go to Guide Dogs of America.

“Having our very own Machinists Union plates let’s everyone on the street know you’re a proud IAM member, as well as provides an ongoing donation to two great causes – Guide Dogs of America and educating our future Machinists through our Local 701 Training Program,” said IAM Local 701 Directing Business Representative Sam Cicinelli. “These plates will go a long way in organizing and spreading union-awareness as Illinois residents travel in their vehicles near and far.”

“Congratulations to IAM Local 701 on Governor Pritzker’s signing of the official IAM Local 701 and IAMAW license plates in the state of Illinois,” said IAM Midwest Territory General Vice President Steve Galloway. “I know how much hard work Directing Business Representative Sam Cicinelli and his team put into making this happen. I encourage all IAM members, their friends and families in the state of Illinois to take advantage of this unique opportunity to show their IAM union pride.”

Click here to download an application. When filling out the “Name of the Specialty Plate Being Requested,” input either “IAM&AW – Local 701” for the Local 701 plate or “IAM&AW” for the IAM plate. Each form will need to be submitted with a $10.00 non-refundable deposit check or money order made payable to the Illinois Secretary of State. Mail to the address on the form.   

For more information or questions, contact IAM Local 701 Administrative Assistant Lori Espinosa at (708) 588-7502.