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Welcome to the International Association of Machinist and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW),
District Lodge 141, and Local Lodge 1886


  • Know your contract.
  • Attend the monthly meeting.
  • Support your Union brothers and sister.
  • Never meet with management without a shop steward.
  • Sign up for iMail, the IAM’s twice-weekly e-newsletter, at  for the latest IAM news, stories, videos, photographs and information regarding IAM events.



36 Reasons to Thank a Union (Even if You Don’t Belong to One)
June 22, 2011 by Daniel Nichols


  • Weekends
  • All Breaks at work, including your Lunch Breaks
  • Paid Vacation
  • FMLA
  • Sick Leave
  • Social Security
  • Minimum Wage
  • Civil Rights Act / Title VII (prohibits Employer Discrimination)
  • 8-Hour Work Day
  • Overtime Pay
  • Child Labor Laws
  • Occupational Safety & Health Act (OSHA)
  • 40-Hour Work Week
  • Worker’s Compensation
  • Unemployment Insurance
  • Pensions
  • Workplace Safety Standards and Regulations
  • Employer Health Care Insurance
  • Collective Bargaining Rights for Employees
  • Wrongful Termination Laws
  • Age Discrimination In Employment Act of 1967
  • Whistleblower Protection Laws
  • Employee Polygraph Protect Act (prohibits Employer from using a lie detector test on an employee)
  • Veteran’s Employment and Training Services (VETS)
  • Compensation Increases and Evaluations (raises)
  • Sexual Harassment Laws
  • Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Holiday Pay
  • Employer Dental, Life and Vision Insurance
  • Privacy Rights
  • Pregnancy and Parental Leave
  • Military Leave
  • The Right to Strike
  • Public Education for Children
  • Equal Pay Acts of 1963 and 2011 (requires employers pay men and women equally for the same amount of work)
  • Laws ending Sweatshops in the United States