LMI Aerospace Workers in St. Louis File for Election to Join Machinists Union

The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) has filed a petition with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to represent approximately 50 LMI Aerospace employees in St. Louis.LMI Aerospace supplies structural assemblies, kits, and components for aircraft. They provide design engineering services to the commercial, business, regional, and defense aerospace markets, supporting aircraft Read more about LMI Aerospace Workers in St. Louis File for Election to Join Machinists Union[…]

Contract Vote Information

August 2, 2022 Dear Brothers and Sisters, There will be “1” vote tomorrow which is to either Accept or Reject.  If it is accepted, we go back to work.  If it is rejected, then the strike will begin at 12:01am Thursday, August 4th. Here is the work schedule for Wednesday, August 3rd:• 3rd shift – Business as usual.• 2nd shift – Business as usual.• 1st shift – Read more about Contract Vote Information[…]

2,500 St. Louis Machinists Union Members to Strike Boeing Aug. 1 

Nearly 2,500 members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) District 837 have voted to strike the Boeing Co. in St. Louis. IAM District 837, which represents workers at three Boeing Defense locations, released the following statement regarding the rejection of the company’s offer: “Our members have spoken loudly and with one voice. We Read more about 2,500 St. Louis Machinists Union Members to Strike Boeing Aug. 1 […]

Bargaining Committee Stands Firm on Recommendation to Reject New Boeing Offer

July 22, 2022 Jody Bennett and Tom Boelling International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, Chief of Staff and President-Directing Business Representative of District Lodge 837 Dear Messrs. Bennett and Boelling: The company presents the following modifications to the offer presented to you on July 15, 2022 as follows:  Year 1 Wage adjustment of Read more about Bargaining Committee Stands Firm on Recommendation to Reject New Boeing Offer[…]

Contract Vote Reminder

Dear Brothers and Sisters, In preparation for the upcoming contract vote this Sunday July 24th, we want the membership to understand why we recommend rejecting the Company’s “best and final offer”. The Company’s initial proposals were rock bottom and borderline insulting.  After weeks of bargaining and hard work from your Negotiating Committee, the Company’s last Read more about Contract Vote Reminder[…]

District 837 Recommends Rejection of Boeing Defense Labor Contract in St. Louis, Setting Stage for Potential Strike

Nearly 2,500 members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) District 837 working at three separate Boeing defense locations in the St. Louis area could be forced to strike following a Sunday, July 24 membership vote on the “last, best, and final” contract offer from the Boeing Co. The major areas of Read more about District 837 Recommends Rejection of Boeing Defense Labor Contract in St. Louis, Setting Stage for Potential Strike[…]

District 837 Kicks Off Critical Negotiations with Boeing Defense

Approximately 2,500 members of IAM District 837 opened contract negotiations on July 6, 2022, with Boeing Defense. IAM members are spread throughout Boeing facilities in St. Charles, MO, St. Louis, and Mascoutah, IL. These highly skilled members fabricate, assemble and build some of the world’s most advanced military and passenger aircraft and missiles. The negotiating Read more about District 837 Kicks Off Critical Negotiations with Boeing Defense[…]

Strike Duties SpeedFact

SIGN UP FOR STRIKE DUTIES Dear Brothers and Sisters, The expiration of the current contract is rapidly approaching. Your Bargaining Committee has been formulating our Union proposals and negotiations are underway.          While it is still too early to tell how the final proposal will look, we are preparing for the worst. It takes many Read more about Strike Duties SpeedFact[…]

Boeing Strike Sanction SpeedFact

Strike Sanction Vote Participation June 27, 2022 Dear Brothers and Sisters, The “Strike Sanction” vote that was held on Saturday, June 25th was a HUGE success!!  Your votes returned a 99% “strike approval” which is outstanding. It was great seeing you all there and to witness what true Union solidarity looks like.  Your dedication shows Read more about Boeing Strike Sanction SpeedFact[…]

SpeedFacts Boeing Strike Strike Sanction Vote

    Strike Sanction Vote Meeting is…Saturday, June 25, 2022            When is the Strike Sanction Meeting?                The strike sanction vote will be on Saturday, June 25, 2022 at       “The Family Arena” located at: 2002 Arena Parkway, St. Charles, MO 63303 “ENTER THROUGH GATE 2” Doors will open at 9:00 a.m. and the Read more about SpeedFacts Boeing Strike Strike Sanction Vote[…]

Reps. Bush, Cleaver Seek Answers to Stop GKN Aerospace Plant Closure

WASHINGTON, June 1, 2022 – U.S. Reps. Cori Bush (D-Mo.) and Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.) are asking GKN Aerospace CEO David Paja and GKN President of Defense Shawn Black for answers and requesting their support and assistance in saving approximately 1,000 family-sustaining jobs at GKN Aerospace in Hazelwood, Mo. “The recent announcement that the facility would close next year came as a Read more about Reps. Bush, Cleaver Seek Answers to Stop GKN Aerospace Plant Closure[…]

Boeing Contract Update

May 25, 2022 Dear Brothers and Sisters, The “Bargaining Committee” will be finishing our “Non-Economic” proposals this Friday, May 27th in preparation for the start of “Non-Economic” bargaining with the Company on June 14th. In addition, the “Bargaining Committee” will start meeting again in the next couple of weeks to put together our “Economic” proposals Read more about Boeing Contract Update[…]

Today, the IAM Celebrates 134 Years of Fighting for Working Families

Sisters and Brothers, Today, we celebrate the 134th anniversary of our great union. In 1888, 19 Machinists met secretly in a locomotive pit in Atlanta declaring themselves “The Order of United Machinist and Mechanical Engineers.” A year later, 40 local lodges were established, and in 1889, the first Machinists Union Convention was held at the state Read more about Today, the IAM Celebrates 134 Years of Fighting for Working Families[…]

Boeing Contract Informational Meeting

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Your Bargaining Committee has scheduled the following “Informational Meetings” for Wednesday, April 13, 2022 at 7:00am, 1:00pm and 3:15pm to be held at the Union Hall, 212 Utz Ln Hazelwood, MO 63042.  We are currently working on Non-Economic (contract language) issues and will go over some of our proposals and explain Read more about Boeing Contract Informational Meeting[…]

GKN Tentative Effects Bargaining Agreement

Dear Sisters and Brothers, The Union and Company have finished Effects Bargaining negotiations and have a Tentative Effects Bargaining Agreement subject to ratification. • Copies of the Agreement will be released on the floor beginning of 3rd shift on Sunday, March 27, 2022, continuing to 1st and 2nd shifts. Copies will be available from your Read more about GKN Tentative Effects Bargaining Agreement[…]

Boeing Speed Fact

Dear Brothers and Sisters:                                                                                            November 15, 2021      The Union and Company met again on Friday 11/12/2021 to discuss the vaccine mandate and the effects it will have on our membership. As I have said all along this is a fluid situation and changes/updates are continuously being made by the administration and the Company. Read more about Boeing Speed Fact[…]

Boeing SpeedFact

Dear Brothers and Sisters:                                          November 01, 2021      These have certainly been some of the toughest times for our members, as we have all been impacted by the COVID pandemic. First and foremost, we are continuing to engage in effects bargaining with The Boeing Company. We are not close to reaching an agreement and will Read more about Boeing SpeedFact[…]

Boeing Speed Fact

Brothers and Sisters, We were officially notified yesterday (October 12, 2021) that Boeing would be moving forward with a vaccine mandate in line with Executive Order 14042 and President’s Biden’s COVID-19 action plan. The Company announced they will require all U.S. based Boeing employees to either show proof of being fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or Read more about Boeing Speed Fact[…]

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, Read more about IAM Free College Program Expands[…]

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 Read more about Machinists Union Remembers Working Families Hero Richard Trumka[…]

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 Read more about Boeing Contact Update as of August 3, 2021[…]

GKN SpeedFacts

I.A.M.A.W. DISTRICT 837212 UTZ LANEHAZELWOOD, MO 63042(314) 731-0603 January 08, 2021 SIGN UP FOR STRIKE DUTIES Dear Brothers and Sisters, The expiration of the current contract is rapidly approaching. Your Bargaining Committee has been formulating our Union proposals and negotiations are underway. Thank you for your continued support. The Bargaining Committee fully recognizes the fact Read more about GKN SpeedFacts[…]

St. Louis Local 387 Opens GKN Negotiations

Unity and focus are critical when contract negotiations open, especially while coping with the coronavirus pandemic. Tuesday’s formal opening of negotiations between IAM Local 387 and GKN Aerospace showed how the union is adapting to the challenge head-on, with two members of the Executive Council in attendance. Local 387 is part of District 837 in Read more about St. Louis Local 387 Opens GKN Negotiations[…]

Missouri Labor-endorsed candidates for local and statewide offices in Aug. 4 primary

Following are the Missouri AFL-CIO and St. Louis Labor Council  COPE endorsements for Aug. 4, 2020 Missouri primary election, based on recommendations from Missouri Labor Clubs. Information provided by the Labor Council and Missouri AFL-CIO. An asterisk (*) denotes a friendly incumbent. STATEWIDEYes on Amendment 2Governor  Nicole Galloway (D)Lt. Governor  OpenSecretary of State   Yinka Faleti (D)Treasurer  Vicki Englund (D)Attorney Read more about Missouri Labor-endorsed candidates for local and statewide offices in Aug. 4 primary[…]

IAM Members, Families Can Complete Bachelor’s Degree for Free This Summer

Because of the current economic and public health uncertainty, IAM members and families who enroll in the IAM’s Low-Cost Degree Program by Monday, May 18, 2020 can complete a bachelor’s degree with no out-of-pocket costs. Get started by calling 888-897-9671 or enrolling online at FreeCollege.goIAM.org. Your union is making it possible for all students who enroll through Read more about IAM Members, Families Can Complete Bachelor’s Degree for Free This Summer[…]

AeroFacts Correction

In the April 2020 print edition of AeroFacts there was an error on the absentee request form for the Grand Lodge Delegate Election. The form used in print was not up to date with current constitution language. Below are downloadable and printable copies of the updated form for each local lodge.

(GKN)Safety First

Dear “Essential” Machinist Member, We continue to see progress being made with regard to the company providing adequate safety supplies, however, your union continues to press for more improvements. I am frustrated by the company’s refusal to relax attendance and LOA guidelines and its practice of forcing employees to quarantine without pay or forced to Read more about (GKN)Safety First[…]

Union-Busting Cases Against Boeing in South Carolina Move Forward

A federal complaint has been issued against the Boeing Co. for unlawfully firing and disciplining IAM supporters at the company’s North Charleston, SC plant. The National Labor Relations Board is moving forward with charges that Boeing wrongly fired five flight line employees and disciplined union supporters more harshly than other workers. The complaint comes eight Read more about Union-Busting Cases Against Boeing in South Carolina Move Forward[…]

St. Louis Machinists Union Members to Produce COVID-19 Face Shields

St. Louis, Thursday, April 9, 2020 – Members of Machinist Union (IAM) District 837 employed at Boeing in St. Louis are volunteering to work overtime in order to help build face shields needed by health care workers on the frontline of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. The more than 2,000 workers – who build F15 and Read more about St. Louis Machinists Union Members to Produce COVID-19 Face Shields[…]

Machinists Call for Worker Protections, Use of Shuttered Factories to Fight COVID-19

The IAM is urging President Trump to join the union’s call for employers to provide personal protective equipment (PPE) to all working people on the frontlines of the COVID-19 crisis. In a letter to the president, IAM International President Robert Martinez Jr. also offers the IAM’s cooperation in identifying out-of-work IAM members and shuttered manufacturing Read more about Machinists Call for Worker Protections, Use of Shuttered Factories to Fight COVID-19[…]

Washington State Lawmakers Urge Boeing to Accept Relief, Protect Aerospace Jobs

Members of the Washington state congressional delegation sent a letter to Boeing CEO Dave Calhoun, urging the aerospace giant to accept relief from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, or CARES Act. The letter expresses hope that the Boeing Company will consider making full use of the CARES Act’s economic relief provisions to Read more about Washington State Lawmakers Urge Boeing to Accept Relief, Protect Aerospace Jobs[…]

Governor Parson Announces April 7 Municipal Elections Postponed Until June 2 in Response to COVID-19

Jefferson City — Pursuant to Governor Mike Parson’s Executive Order 20-02 declaring a state of emergency in response to COVID-19 and a request from Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft, Governor Parson today signed Executive Order 20-03 ordering all Missouri municipal elections previously scheduled for April 7, 2020, to be postponed to June 2, 2020. The Executive Order Read more about Governor Parson Announces April 7 Municipal Elections Postponed Until June 2 in Response to COVID-19[…]

Leave A Springtime Legacy: Get Kids Involved In Turkey Hunting

By Dr. Brooks Tiller Gobbles boom like thunder, budding blooms fill the air with a fresh aroma and green sprouts break through the forest floor as springtime gives newness to the woods. Turkey season is an invigorating breath of fresh air. It also provides a great opportunity to get kids involved in the outdoors. To Read more about Leave A Springtime Legacy: Get Kids Involved In Turkey Hunting[…]

Union Leaders Push For COVID-19 Safety Measures At ‘Essential’ Manufacturing Plants

Workers at the General Motors Wentzville assembly plant (pictured above) are on furlough. But other manufacturing workers considered essential must still report to work, though many fear for their health.FILE PHOTO | CAROLINA HIDALGO | ST. LOUIS PUBLIC RADIO By CORINNE RUFF St.LouisPublicRadio Updated 3:15 p.m. Friday, March 27, with comments from Olin’s Winchester division. The coronavirus Read more about Union Leaders Push For COVID-19 Safety Measures At ‘Essential’ Manufacturing Plants[…]

IAM Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Center

IAM Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Center – IAMAW Note: Information on this website may change as the situation, recommendations and resources evolve. Please check back frequently. Updates March 20 Update: Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act March 20 Update: Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act March 19 Update: A Message from IP Martinez on the Coronavirus Read more about IAM Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Center[…]

Machinists Union Membership Votes to Endorse Joe Biden

The IAM, utilizing an unprecedented democratic process that included a general membership vote open to all U.S. members in good standing, has endorsed Joe Biden for president of the United States. The IAM’s endorsement is the majority will of the IAM’s membership and its state councils, who voted online through an independent third party in Read more about Machinists Union Membership Votes to Endorse Joe Biden[…]

IAM Scores Major Legislative Victories

The IAM scored major legislative victories at the end of 2019. These victories included the repeal of the 40 percent Cadillac health care tax, the reauthorization of the U.S. Export-Import Bank, and the signing of the $738 billion National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).   ‘Cadillac Tax’ Repeal Vital legislation repealing the Cadillac Tax, a 40 Read more about IAM Scores Major Legislative Victories[…]

IAM District 837 H.E.L.P.S. Greater St. Marks Church in Ferguson, Missouri

IAM District 837 recently helped a local church in need of a facelift in the St. Louis area. Nearly 20 volunteers traveled from all over the District for the district’s first “IAM H.E.L.P.S. in the Community” event. The event took place at the Greater St. Mark Family Church in Ferguson, MO. Union members did a Read more about IAM District 837 H.E.L.P.S. Greater St. Marks Church in Ferguson, Missouri[…]

Machinists Support UAW Members on Strike at GM Facilities

The Machinists Union stands with the thousands of UAW-represented General Motors’ workers who are walking the picket lines. The IAM supports the union’s pressure to ink a collective bargaining agreement that provides these GM workers with good pay and benefits. IAM International President Robert Martinez Jr. has voiced his support for the picketers.   Myself Read more about Machinists Support UAW Members on Strike at GM Facilities[…]

Join the Petition to Support IAM Members at Boeing South Carolina

Let’s keep the pressure on Boeing Co. to reinstate our fellow IAM members who were unjustly fired at the company’s campus in North Charleston, S.C. Please sign the petition urging Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg to immediately allow the workers to return to work. As you may know, a National Labor Relations Board region recently found Read more about Join the Petition to Support IAM Members at Boeing South Carolina[…]

Let’s keep the pressure on Boeing Co. to reinstate our fellow IAM members who were unjustly fired at the company’s campus in North Charleston, S.C.

The IAM scored a major win in its complaint that Boeing Co. unjustly fired workers at its North Charleston, S.C. campus for support of the union. A National Labor Relations Board regional director recently concluded there’s merit to the IAM’s charges that Boeing South Carolina officials violated federal labor law when they fired the workers Read more about Let’s keep the pressure on Boeing Co. to reinstate our fellow IAM members who were unjustly fired at the company’s campus in North Charleston, S.C.[…]

Have You Registered for the IAM’s 2020 Presidential Endorsement Election?

Who should the IAM endorse for the U.S. president? Don’t miss the opportunity to register to have your voice heard! As you may have heard, there’s a new process that gives the IAM members the opportunity to vote online for a candidate of their choice. To do so, you must register to vote in our Read more about Have You Registered for the IAM’s 2020 Presidential Endorsement Election?[…]

Brother Ken Kellogg Returns to Work After Unjust Termination From Boeing

Brother Ken Kellogg was unjustly terminated from Boeing in August 2017. Through the unrelenting efforts of his Union, Brother Kellogg returned to work in May 2019 after the union won his grievance in arbitration. He has also been made whole with settlement of $150,000. This is a great example of the “never give up, never Read more about Brother Ken Kellogg Returns to Work After Unjust Termination From Boeing[…]

Chicago IAM Local 48 Member to be Featured on USA’s ‘Brotherhood Outdoors’

Machinist Michael Wojciechowski this week heads to the wide-open spaces of Wyoming for his first-ever pronghorn hunt on an episode of the Union Sportsmen’s Alliance’s (USA) “Brotherhood Outdoors” television series. The episodes air on the Sportsman Channel starting Tuesday, July 30. Wojciechowski, a member of IAM’s Local 48 in Chicago, has been a machine maintenance Read more about Chicago IAM Local 48 Member to be Featured on USA’s ‘Brotherhood Outdoors’[…]

Addressing a Growing Problem – Help is Just a Phone Call Away

The Summer 2019 IAM Journal will be hitting the doorsteps on IAM members by late May. Here’s a first look at one of several articles in this edition. The opioid epidemic is sweeping across the United States. It’s affecting young and old, men and women, rich and poor. It doesn’t discriminate or care about your Read more about Addressing a Growing Problem – Help is Just a Phone Call Away[…]

You Now Have a Voice in the IAM’s U.S. Presidential Endorsement

Sisters and Brothers, Shortly after I was sworn in as your International President, a member asked me, “When are we going to have a say in who the IAM endorses for president?” It was a good question, and one I’ve been thinking about a lot now that it’s election season. The answer is that your Read more about You Now Have a Voice in the IAM’s U.S. Presidential Endorsement[…]

U.S. Senator Calls on Boeing to Respect South Carolina Workers, Recognize IAM

A recent New York Times report on safety concerns in the 787 Dreamliner production line prompted Sen. Sherrod Brown (OH) to write a letter urging Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg to reconsider the company’s approach to quality control and safety lapses. Brown’s letter also called on Boeing to adopt card check neutrality for all workers at Read more about U.S. Senator Calls on Boeing to Respect South Carolina Workers, Recognize IAM[…]