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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

GKN Upcoming Negotiations

Dear Brothers and Sisters, COVID-19 pandemic has changed our workplace forever. While GKN has made strides in keeping IAM members safe, the implementation of safety practices, supplies, and policies has been chaotic. Frankly, we have elements of management who still can’t even adhere to the most basic contract language, much less treat IAM members with Read more about GKN Upcoming Negotiations[…]

Boeing Safety, Seniority and Charity

Thursday, May 21, 2020 Dear Brothers and Sisters, The company has introduced numerous additional safety guidelines around the requirements to wear a mask while at work. I have urged the company to use common sense in its enforcement. Managers must involve your union representative over issues arising due to the mask-wearing policy. At this time, Read more about Boeing Safety, Seniority and Charity[…]

Essential Worker SpeedFact

         Dear “Essential” Machinist Member, As you have witnessed, the Worldwide Pandemic we have endured the last 2 months has changed our workplace safety practices.  We now live in a very different world that requires each one of us to adopt new safety measures as we move forward.  While some of these changes may seem Read more about Essential Worker SpeedFact[…]

(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[…]