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Welcome to District 8 of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace workers. Chartered in 1939 District 8 has over 150 contracts throughout the state of Illinois providing representation for over 6000 active members who are employed in such fields as manufacturing, automotive, engineering, and law.

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Latest News

IAM Takes First Place For Organizing Wins – 21st Century Labor Union – IAMAW

The IAM had the highest representation election win rate among the 10 largest U.S. unions in the first six months of 2014, winning over 90 percent of its elections, according to National Labor Relations Board NLRB data analyzed by the more »

Larry Walsh Jr. wins 86th Distric

Winning his second term, Lawrence M. Walsh Jr., reclaimed the spot for State Representative for the 86th District. He defeated Republican Diane Harris, garnering slightly more than 65 percent of the vote. The district includes the south and east sides more »

Chicago Unions Rally in Support of Striking IAM Local 701 Mechanics

Unions representing 500,000 members in Chicago and Cook County, IL rallied in East Dundee, IL, to support the IAM Automobile Mechanics Local 701 members on strike at Piemonte Chevrolet. The auto mechanics say they aren’t asking for much. They want more »