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Hello!  Welcome to the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM), District Lodge 141 and Local Lodge 1886!

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What is a Labor Union?

A labor or trade union is an organization of workers dedicated to protecting members’ interests and improving wages, hours and working conditions for all. (https://www.unionplus.org)

Who are Union Members?

There are over 60 unions representing over 14 million workers throughout the country.

Benefits of Belonging to a Union

Higher pay, better benefits, and a voice on the job.

How do Unions Work?

Unions work like a democracy.  They hold elections for officers who make decisions on behalf of members, giving workers more power on the job.

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Sir Francis Bacon said, Knowledge is power,” and that is certainly true when you are part of a union.  First and foremost, advocate for yourself.  Know your contract, and ask questions.

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