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[…]
31Date Firearm Ticket Name Price 1 Heritage Rough Rider 026 Michael Boehleinn $176.49 2 Benelli Nova 12ga 069 Justin Combs $411.82 3 Remington 870 Express 309 Bob Martinez $323.57 4 Ruger 10/22 303 Steve Galloway $254.93 5 Savage Axis II XP 397 Gary Cotter $421.63 6 Kimber Hunter Pro 6.5 105 Mark Spurgeon $931.51 7 Read more about December Gun Raffle[…]
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[…]
August 16, 2022 Dear Brothers and Sisters, Below we’ve listed some items that have been completed for the new Contract. The $8000 signing bonus will be given as a separate check on September 8, 2022. For those wishing to defer all or a portion of the bonus to your 401k, a one-week window will be Read more about Updated Contract 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[…]
Strike assignments will be given out by your steward by Wednesday
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 […]
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[…]
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[…]
Reasons to Reject the Contract July 18, 2022 Dear Brothers and Sisters, ELIMINATION OF TIER 2 MEANS NOTHING WITHOUT AN INCREASE TO WAGE PROGRESSION RATE• No improvement to the wage progression rate. Remains at $0.50/hr. twice a year.o The current wage progression rate means on average it would take 23 years to reach the rate range maximum. o Company rejected multiple Union Read more about Boeing Contract SpeedFact[…]
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[…]
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[…]
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[…]
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[…]
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[…]
Brothers and Sisters, As we finish the first few days of non-economics, we have made progress in Job Specs and Contract Language. However, we have a long way to go in securing an acceptable contract. Stay united in the fight for our contract and our future. The Strike Sanction vote is next Saturday at the Read more about Boeing Contract SpeedFact[…]
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[…]
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[…]
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[…]
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We are now taking orders for the upcoming Boeing contract shirts. Please see your shop steward or plantchair to order.
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[…]
As Rachel Steele prepares to earn her doctorate in 2022, she looks back on how much an IAM scholarship meant to her back in 2003. Her father, Thomas Steele, was working for Boeing that year and she was featured in the IAM Journal as one of several scholarship winners. The younger Steele feels the timing Read more about A Girl, A Scholarship And A Dream[…]
The District 837 staff would like to wish all of our members a merry Christmas. Be safe and enjoy this time off with your families. See you in 2022!
Tickets are currently being sold for our Guide Dogs of America Gun Raffle. There will be 400 Tickets Sold. Please reach out to your Plant Chair or Steward if you would like to purchase a ticket. Day Firearm Price Ticket Number Winner 1 Heritage Rough Rider 134.99 302 TJ Marsh 2 Ruger SR22 377.99 050 Read more about December 2021 GDA Gun Raffle[…]
Dear GKN Brothers and Sisters, The Union recently made a request of GKN Aerospace to allow those of our members wishing to leave work early on December 23, 2021, to waive the charging of attendance points on this day. The Company responded to the Union’s request with a firm “no”, they would not be able Read more about GKN Speed Facts[…]
Dear Brothers and Sisters, The Company has agreed to allow employees to leave early from work on Thursday, December 23, 2021, without any charge to your attendance; provided you arrive at work on time and remain at work for at least four (4) hours. All other absences will be counted as usual under the Attendance Read more about Boeing Speed Facts[…]
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[…]
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 Brothers and Sisters, The Union was notified by Boeing over the weekend of a flier circulating on the shop floor regarding a possible work stoppage that would take place this week by some of our members in protest of the recent vaccine mandate. I want to be very clear in my message, the Union Read more about Boeing SpeedFact[…]
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[…]
GKN Brothers and Sisters, DISTRICT PICNIC: The IAM District 837 picnic will be held on Saturday, September 18, from 11am – 5pm in the park at the union hall, 212 Utz Lane, Hazelwood, MO 63042. Beverages will be served (for beer – must be 21 and have ID) and food will be served from 12pm Read more about GKN Speed Facts[…]
Boeing Brothers and Sisters, CONTRACT SURVEY: The first contract survey was distributed throughout the shop this month and you; the membership did an excellent job of expressing to your bargaining committee the issues that are important to you. So, what happens next? When the survey results are completed your bargaining committee will use those results Read more about Boeing Speed Facts[…]
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 Read more about District Picnic[…]
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[…]
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[…]
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[…]
Where: District 837 Union Hall, 212 Utz Ln, Hazelwood, MO 63042 When: September 25, 2021 Registration starts at 5:30, Cards delt at 6:30pm $40 Donation to start and $40 Re-Buy first hour and a half See Plantchair or Steward for more details!
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I.A.M.A.W. DISTRICT 837212 UTZ LANEHAZELWOOD, MO 63042(314) 731-0603 January 19, 2021 Sisters and Brothers,Your IAM Local 387 bargaining committee has been working hard to secure a contract offer from GKN Aerospace that meets the demands of our members. On Friday, the Company was not prepared to provide a final offer and requested more time to Read more about 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[…]
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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[…]
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[…]
Most Essential Wednesday, June 10, 2020 Dear Brothers and Sisters, As our communities and our states begin to emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown, Boeing decided to make the wearing of face masks in the workplace a requirement across the enterprise beginning, June 15, 2020. I encourage all members to adhere to this policy and Read more about Boeing Speed Facts[…]
Back To Business Tuesday, June 9, 2020 Dear Brothers and Sisters, Last week during a (3) hour conference call with GKN leadership, the Union discussed many topics. One was the continued efforts to keep employees safe despite political decisions to open up our state for business. We encouraged continual cleaning practices, access to sufficient safety Read more about GKN Speed Facts[…]
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[…]
The Guide Dogs of America Golf Scramble that was scheduled for June 20th at Incline Village has been canceled due to Covid-19 issues. It will be rescheduled for a later date when it can be safely conducted. As of right now we hope to still have our GDA golf tournament in October. Thank you!
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[…]
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[…]
The Retiree Club meeting scheduled for June 11th has been canceled. Please check back for updates about the status of other future club meetings.
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[…]
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.
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[…]
Dealing with stress, illness and loss isn’t easy. IAM EAP Asst. Director Vinny Ceraso helps us with coping mechanisms.
IAM International President Robert Martinez Jr. brings members up to date on the union’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the resources available to the membership.
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[…]
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Budgeting Amid COVID-19 – IAMAW The IAM is working to make sure you have the resources you need for long-term planning. You can download a PDF of this presentation on our home page. Just click on Coronavirus Resource Center.
Dear Team, As you may be aware, we recently discovered an employee has tested positive for COVID-19. The employee’s last workday on-site was Wednesday, April 8th. During work hours, this employee wore a mask and gloves, and we believe that in an effort for self-protection, he also helped to protect others. This employee will remain Read more about GKN St. Louis Covid-19 Update[…]
Dear Brothers and Sisters, With every day that goes by it seems the world changes before our eyes. Right in the middle of a worldwide pandemic, District 837 members must still go to work. On one hand we still have the opportunity to earn a paycheck, while on the other is the need to be Read more about Emotions Run High[…]
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[…]
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[…]
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[…]
Our members have many questions during this Covid-19 pandemic. Things have changed rapidly at each company, sometimes hourly. We will do our best to answer questions as soon as we have information available. Check back often. This page will be updated. Q: What is the Company doing to clean my work area? A: There has Read more about UPDATED Covid-19 FAQ[…]
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[…]
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[…]
If you are intereated in helping assemble face masked please tell your managers.
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 – 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[…]
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[…]
The 2020 District 837 Human Rights Scholarship is a amazing benefit that can help out graduating seniors this year. Any member in good standing that has a child or grandchild that is a graduating senior this year can find more details and registration form HERE.
Watch these adorable kids explain what a union is.
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[…]
Ever wonder where your dues dollars go? Watch this explainer video to find out how the Machinists Union’s per capita income is used in the United States.
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[…]