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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

Celebrating Women’s History Month: Q&A with IAM Trailblazer Shelley Kessler – 21st Century Labor Union – IAMAW

California labor leader and longtime IAM member Shelley Kessler tells the story of her start in the labor movement and discusses challenges facing women in the workplace in a Q&A celebrating Women’s History Month. Read Kessler’s interview with the California more »

TAKE ACTION NOW: Urge Your Representative to Vote “No” on H.Con.Res. 27

Members of the U.S. House of Representatives are expected to vote Thursday, March 26,on H.Con.Res. 27, the proposed Concurrent Resolution on the Fiscal Year 2016 Budget. The IAM urges all members to contact their members of Congress and urge them more »

NLRB Approves Election for Machinists at Boeing in SC

NLRB Approves Election for Machinists at Boeing in SCNorth Charleston, SC, March 24, 2015 – The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) today approved an agreement between the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) and the Boeing Company that more »