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


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. (

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.



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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