Local Lodges

District 837 has three Local Lodges within it’s jurisdiction and is responsible for the negotiations and contract enforcement for Lodges 837A, 837B, and 387.

These three Locals have members that are employed at The Boeing Corporation and GKN located in St. Louis Mo.¬

District Representatives are elected by the membership at large, while the Local Lodge Officers must be working in one of the trades represented by their particular Local. This page is to provide some basic information for each Local.


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Local Lodge 837 A is comprised of Boeing assembly mechanics-all around, bonding mechanics, crater/packers, garage attendants, heat-treaters, housekeepers, machine/hand sewers, Maintenance workers, aircraft production mechanics, electrical and radio mechanics, munitions mechanics, tube/cable mechanics, chemical processors, hydraulic press /hammer operators, nameplate processing operators, sign painters, parts finishers, precision platers, sand blasters, sheet metal & riveters, sheet metal fabricators, precision sub-assembly, production welders, and utility workers.

Tom Boelling is the president of Local Lodge A. The Lodge meeting is held on the 2nd Saturday of each month, unless otherwise noted in the Lodge minutes, at 10:00 AM. The meeting is held in the Union Hall at 212 Utz Lane, Hazelwood, MO.


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Local Lodge 837 B is comprised of Boeing mock-up & tooling builders, precision tool & cutter grinders, heat treaters, aircraft inspectors, assembly inspectors, metrology inspectors, tool & die inspectors, all around machinists, general machinists, all around maintenance mechanics, material handler specialists, automotive mechanics, electrical & electronic mechanics, electro-optical mechanics, flight mechanics, machine repair mechanics, maintenance painters, maintenance pipefitters, production material coordinators, tool & die makers, and tooling welders. Local Lodge 837 B members from VSE Corporation are production control clerks, welders, supply technicians, working team leads, heavy equipment mechanics, and painters.

Don Lummus is the president of Local Lodge B. The Lodge meeting is held on the 2nd Sunday of each month, unless otherwise noted in the Lodge minutes, at 2:00 PM. The meeting is held in the Union Hall at 212 Utz Lane, Hazelwood, Mo.


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Local Lodge 387 is comprised of GKN bonding mechanics, machinists, machine repair mechanics, process operators, spray painters, pipe fitters, metal fabricators, shipping and receiving (material handlers) and paris finishers. This Lodge formed in July 2011.

Joseph Blanke is the president of Local Lodge 387. The Lodge meeting is held at 10am, on the 3rd Saturday of each month, unless otherwise noted in the Lodge minutes. The meeting is held in the Union Hall at 212 Utz Lane, Hazelwood, Mo.


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IAMAW District 837