Category: Holidays

Happy Labor Day!

Brothers, Sisters & Friends of Labor:

IAM District Lodge 54 will be closed Monday, September 2, 2019 in celebration of Labor Day.

Every Labor Day weekend, we recognize the women and men who do the work that keeps America strong. That’s pretty much all of us no matter what our work is because what we do makes the work of others possible. Machinists depend on electricians, who count on steelworkers, who need nurses and engineers, who rely on researchers and bus drivers, and flight attendants who depend on child care workers, who need autoworkers and traffic cops and firefighters and so on it goes.

Attached to this text, you will be able to read about the history and creation of Labor Day by a Machinists Union member.

On behalf of our District Officers, Delegates and Staff we thank you for the work that you do! Please have a safe and enjoyable holiday weekend.

In Labor’s Trust,

T. Dean Wright, Jr., President & DBR

Jerry Espy, ST/BR

District Lodge 54 Stands 106 Years Strong

Brothers & Sisters,

Chartered on August 7th, 1913, in Cleveland, Ohio, our great District turns 106 years old today. Presently, we service 14,000+ active and retired members and oversee 16 affiliated local lodges throughout Ohio, West Virginia, and Northeastern Indiana.

As we celebrate our past achievements today, we also look forward to our bright future. We continually work to establish and support economic and social justice for all workers, regardless of their gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, race, religion, or national origin. District 54 stands not only strong but proud.

Attached you will find a slideshow video of the life of District Lodge 54 and its great members. Enjoy and Happy Anniversary to The Fighting Machinists!


In Solidarity,

T. Dean Wright, Jr.
President & DBR

Jerry Espy


Fred Confer 
Vice President

Jack Williams

Duane Lukens

Don Riffee
Business Representative

Jim McClelland
Business Representative

Margaret Montague

Mary Ellen Napier

Thomas Frisbie
President Emeritus

Regina Wright
Communications Representative

Donna Swaggerty
Confidential Secretary

For more information about the history of IAM District Lodge 54, please visit us at



Happy Memorial Day!

This Memorial Day we remember the brave men and women who have given their lives in service to our country. In observance of the holiday, the District Headquarters will be closed today, May 27, 2019. On behalf of the Officers, Delegates and Staff, we wish all of you and your families a Happy Memorial Day.