Illinois Mechanics organize 19 new members

IAM Mechanics Local 701 organized 19 new members at Rush Truck Centers in Carol Stream, IL recently.

“Local 701 has good working relationship with Rush Truck Centers at other represented locations. Management showed a great deal of repect to their mechanics and did not use anti-union tactics.” said Organizer Rich Handler. “Our new members voted almost unanimously for a Mechanics Local 701 contract.”

Health Insurance, a pension and a pathway to improved wages were top priorities in the election.

Rush Truck Centers has more than 100 locations coast to coast and offers service, sales, repair, financing, insurance, leasing and rental options.

“We welcome our new members into the IAM,” said IAM Midwest Territory General Vice President Philip J. Gruber. “We sincerely appreciate the hard work and dedication of Mechanics Local 701 Directiong Business Representative Sam Cicinelli along with Organizers Rich Handler and Mike Wendling.”