District Picnic

District 837 Picnic Saturday, September 18, 2021 11am – 5pm Aerospace District Lodge (212 Utz Lane) Beverages served from 11am to 5pm (For Beer – must be 21, must have ID)   (Will CARD!!!) Food served from 12pm till 3pm (NO carry outs) Horseshoes available Snow Cones – Popcorn  Dunking Booth Kids Activities include: Pony Rides and Petting Zoo, Arm Painting, Clowns, Bag Toss and Balloon Twister, ,                                Tournament: Coed Washers & Bag Toss *Attendance Prizes Will Be Drawn Throughout the Day*    Dunking Booth Proceeds to benefit “Guide Dogs of America” District 837 Local Lodge members and Retirees: Bring […]

IAM Free College Program Expands

In October 2017, the IAM started offering a free college program as a Machinist benefit, allowing IAM members and their families to earn an associate’s degree from Ohio’s Eastern Gateway Community College in various educational tracks. Now, the IAM has grown its free college program also to include Franklin University. To learn more about Franklin University’s Bachelor Completion Program, please click here.                                        The IAM’s free college program covers the costs of tuition, fees, books and any amount not covered by federal or employer education grants. To be eligible, you must be at least 18 years old, with a high school diploma or a GED equivalent […]

Machinists Union Remembers Working Families Hero Richard Trumka

WASHINGTON, Aug. 5, 2021 – Robert Martinez Jr., International President of the 600,000-member International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM), the largest aerospace and defense union in North America, released the following statement on the passing of AFL-CIO President Richard L. Trumka: “Today, workers across the world mourn the loss of a labor movement giant and working people’s champion, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka. Rich revitalized the labor movement and stood toe-to-toe against any enemy standing in the way of dignity and justice on the job. He made life better for working people across our nation and the world. Our heart […]

Boeing Contact Update as of August 3, 2021

Recently, your Negotiating Committee completed their week-long Bargaining class in preparation for the Boeing contract negotiations that will happen next year. A major takeaway from this training is the importance of the role you, the membership, will play throughout the coming year. Your negotiating committee can only be as effective at the table as the membership’s solidarity is on the shop floor. We know that a majority of the membership have never been through a Boeing contact negotiation in St. Louis and therefore many may not know how the bargaining process is accomplished. Over the next year, your negotiating committee, […]