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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

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 »

Young Machinists Chart IAM’s Future at New WWW Class

Nearly 30 of the IAM’s next generation of leaders and activists gathered at the William W. Winpisinger (WWW) Education and Technology Center in Southern Maryland for the first-ever Young Machinists pilot program. Click here to watch the Machinists News Network more »

ITF Congress Elects IAM, TCU Reps to Key Leadership Positions

The 43rd International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) Congress in Sofia, Bulgaria featured a week of strategizing to protect transportation workers globally. IAM delegates included Transportation General Vice President Sito Pantoja, Canadian General Vice President Dave Ritchie, Transportation Chief of Staff more »