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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

Midwest Territory Hosts Illinois Student for Job Shadowing Day – 21st Century Labor Union – IAMAW

Jared Podgorny, an eighth-grader from Manhattan, IL, worked closely with IAM Grand Lodge Representative Rick Mickschl during Job Shadowing Day at the IAM Midwest Territory office. Manhattan Junior Hill eighth-grade student Jared Podgorny, left, learned about the importance unions during more »

Senate Narrowly Advances Fast Track; Act Now to Stop TPP – 21st Century Labor Union – IAMAW

After another round of intense pressure from the White House, the Senate narrowly voted to end debate on President Obama’s Fast-Track trade authority bid for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), setting the stage for a final Senate vote on the bill more »

South Texas Detention Center Workers Go IAM – 21st Century Labor Union – IAMAW

IAM District 776 can chalk up another important organizing win, this time in Laredo, TX. Seventy-three workers at the Rio Grande Detention Center, employed by GEO Group, voted overwhelmingly to join the IAM. The victory goes wall-to-wall for non-guard personnel more »