IAM Mechanics Local 701 in Carol Stream, IL brought 12 new members into the IAM by winning an organizing drive at McGrath Downtown Auto in Chicago, IL.
“Our new members fought off attempts by the company and an anti-union firm that tried to influence the outcome of the election. I’m very proud of them,” said Mike Wendling, Organizer for Mechanics Local 701. “They want respect in the workplace, the benefits of the Mechanics Local 701 Standard Automotive agreement, the Local 701 pension, the opportunity to train and advance along with the wages and benefits they deserve.”
“We would like to welcome our new members into the IAM and we congratulate Mechanics Local 701 Directing Business Representative Sam Cicinelli, Organizer Mike Wendling and Organizer Rich Handler for their continued success and dedication to growing our great union,” said IAM Midwest Territory General Vice President Philip J. Gruber.