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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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Industrial Conference Visits IAM Local 701 Auto Technician Apprenticeship Training Center – 21st Century Labor Union – IAMAW

During IAM President Tom Buffenbarger’s keynote address to the 2015 IAM Industrial Conference in Chicago, he emphasized the importance of training the next generation of workers. On Wednesday, conference participants and members of the Executive Council had the opportunity to more »

Chairman of Ex-Im Bank Speaks to IAM Industrial Conference

Fred Hochberg, chairman and president of the U.S. Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank, addressed participants at the 2015 IAM Industrial Conference in Chicago this week. The bank has always been a key partner to both large and small export businesses and American more »

GST Roach Endorses ‘Keeping Our Pension Promises’ Act – 21st Century Labor Union – IAMAW

IAM General-Secretary Treasurer Robert Roach, Jr., gave the Machinists Union’s strongest endorsement for legislation introduced today to prohibit cuts in pensions for workers who have already retired. Roach welcomed the introduction of the “Keeping Our Pension Promises Act” by Sen. more »