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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

Maine Lobstering Union Members Featured in Mike Michaud Ad

  Rock Alley, President of the IAM Maine Lobstering Union Local 207, is featured in a recent TV ad promoting Maine Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mike Michaud. Rock Alley, President of the newly-formed IAM Maine Lobstering Union, IMLU Local 207, and more »

Benefits Preserved as New York Local 1180 Votes to End Calspan Strike

After nearly 10 weeks of unwavering solidarity on picket lines, 24 members of IAM Local 1180, District 65 in Western New York ratified a new three-year contract that preserves key benefits and ends a bitter strike at Calspan Corporation. The more »

New iPhone Hype Marred by Labor Abuse in the Philippines – 21st Century Labor Union – IAMAW

You may want to think twice before upgrading to the newest Apple phone, unofficially dubbed the iPhone 6, rumored to be released this fall. Early peeks at the new generation of the iPhone look really cool, but there’s a dark more »