About District 8
District 8 is Illinois' Machinist Union District Lodge that services members in nearly one hundred manufacturing businesses throughout Chicago and the Suburbs. We represent members up Northwest in Rockford, and all the way to Vandalin, Illinois.
Our membership is a diverse group of hard working individuals that work in many areas of the the state. People who are members of the IAM District 8 might handle your baggage at O'Hare Airport. They also fabricate the conveyors that carry cans of Delmonte Cans, and it's likely they manufactured the popcorn machine at your local bank, and theater. Our members proudly service equipment at the CTA, build and service packaging machinery for Kraft Foods. Members of District 8 are there to make sure you can find many of the brand name items you buy at the grocery store, such as Nabisco products, Wesson Oil, Twinkies, and Entenmanns Products. They also manufacture many of the parts that are part of the clean air systems on the cars you drive. Our members build the machines that help produce your heating ducts in your home and workplace, and produce the machinery that bevels your windows and mirrors. They also fuel the big 747's that carry you and your family on vacation.
Members of District 8 do about anything that needs to be done in Illinois. Each month many of them attend any one of the twenty-one Local Lodge meetings that are held each month in Illinios. The IAM Label can be found on many proud member's tool boxes, jackets, and automobile bumpers. They are proud of their work, and proud to be IAM members of District 8.