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Hello!  Welcome to the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW), District Lodge 141, and your 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.



  • Your Union brothers and sisters are here to help and we ask that before going to management for any issues, to please first reach out to your Union Stewards or Grievance Committee members with any questions and/or concerns.  You will find the Committee member’s phone numbers under the “Grievance Committee” tab on this website.
  • In addition, a list of Union Shop Stewards for both above- and below-the-wing may be found under the “Member Services” tab.  Should the occasion arise, do not, under any circumstances, meet with management without a Union steward; a steward will ensure that management is adhering to your contract.
  • All contracts are located under the “Current Contracts” tab should you need to check work rules, pay guidelines, holiday and DAT information, benefit information or any other questions/concerns you have about your contract.
  • Please note the Union meeting dates and times under the “Calendar” tab and please plan on attending the next union meeting.  Your attendance at these meetings is a great opportunity for you to meet your Union Committee persons, your Union Shop Stewards, your fellow employees and to learn how a Union functions. Hope to see you there!
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