Andrew Hounshell

Hounshell was appointed as a Special Representative to the Eastern Territory August 2021. He joined the IAM Grand Lodge communications staff in January 2016 as a Communications Representative. He has been an IAM member since 2006 when IAM Local 1943 was chartered following an organizing win of 2,700 locked out employees at AK Steel in Middletown, OH.

Hounshell has been active in the labor movement for over 20 years, serving in many different capacities such as Local 1943 Vice President, communicator, delegate to the Ohio State Council of Machinists, committeeman, EAP chairman, steward and grievanceman.

He is a U.S. Army veteran who graduated cum laude with an associate’s degree in arts from Miami University in Ohio and holds a bachelor’s of arts in labor studies from the National Labor College.


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