Andrew Hounshell joined the IAM 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 his prior union as well as the IAM for nearly 20 years, serving in many different capacities such as local lodge vice president, communicator, delegate to the Ohio State Council of Machinists, committeeman, EAP chairman, steward and grievanceman.
Hounshell 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.
His contributions to the communications department include writing for the IAM Journal, writing iMail articles, photography and facilitating the department’s communicator and writing classes at the Winpisinger Education and Technology Center.