International President Bob Martinez rallied Automobile Mechanics Local 701’s strike line in the Midwest Territory, to show support for members standing up for a fair contract. Nearly 2,000 auto mechanics are on strike in Chicagoland over guaranteed hours, flex work and the apprenticeship program, among other issues.
IAMAW’s Mechanics Local 701 hosted the Automotive Service Technology competition at the 2016 SkillsUSA event in Springfield, Illinois. Members volunteered their time to help high school and vocational students. The SkillsUSA Championships are competitive events showcasing the best career and technical education students in the nation. Contests begin locally and continue through the state and
IAM Mechanics Local 701 provides technician training through its own apprenticeship program, one that is much more affordable than similar four-year programs. Watch how apprentices learn about their new trade and the Machinists Union from IAM members in the Midwest Territory… in a shop with state-of-the-art equipment and technology. For more information, visit http://www.local701training.com