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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.

Strength through solidarity and diversity!

Latest News


SkillsUSA is going on right now and the IAMAW Automobile Mechanics Local 701 in Chicago is once again running the automotive service tech segment of this competition. The winners of this competition go on to the national competition. SkillsUSA Illinois more »

Machinists Union builds wheelchair ramp for young boy

SPOKANE, Wash. — A group of machinists and trade workers are using their skills to build something very special for a Spokane Valley family. Liana Kindsvogel’s son Alex has been in a wheelchair since he was three years old. Everyday more »

Beechcraft Aircraft Mechanics Join Wichita Local 774 – 21st Century Labor Union – IAMAW

IAM District 70 organized 109 aircraft mechanics and other technicians at the Beechcraft Service Center in Wichita, KS, in the wake of a card check recognition agreement with the company. A third-party local minister oversaw the card check process and more »