Get Unionized

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Welcome to District 54 and IAMAW:

Welcome to District 54! With 14,000+ active and retired members, we represent Ohio, West Virginia and Northeastern Indiana. From Gradall Industries Inc. to Lockheed Martin to General Electric and Alcoa, you will find IAMAW members across all walks of life. IAMAW members demand respect and dignity in the workplace. Together, we have been able to bargain for increased job security, higher wages, and improved benefits.

Why do you need a union?

By forming a union, workers provide themselves with the opportunity to secure a legal voice in their workplace and ensure justice on the job. Union members are able to sit down with management as equals and bargain for better workplace conditions. For some, that might be higher wages and better benefits. For others it might be job security or fair treatment. Regardless of your specific needs, the union is here to help.

Union members:

  • Earn wages, on average, 27 percent higher than non-union workers.
  • Are 54 percent more likely to have pensions provided by their employer.
  • Are more likely to have employer-provided health insurance benefits.
  • Have greater access to apprenticeships and training opportunities.

Since 1913, District 54 has fought for workers’ rights and the benefits so often taken for granted. Benefits like sick pay, leaves of absence, bereavement leave, holidays, vacations, retirement security and healthcare.

Why the IAMAW and District 54?

The Machinists Union (IAMAW) is here to help you. We have an experienced and motivated staff of organizing and servicing representatives to lead you through your campaign. As an IAMAW member, you’ll have a collective bargaining agreement – a legal document that spells out your workplace conditions and how you are treated on the job. Your collective bargaining agreement will elevate you to an equal footing with your employer and ensure you are treated fairly and your voice is heard.

At the IAMAW, you will find one of the largest and most experienced unions in North America. You will find Machinists in aerospace, transportation, the federal government, automotive, defense, woodworking and several other industries. We represent workers at companies as diverse as Harley-Davidson, Southwest Airlines, Boeing, Pratt & Whitney, Freightliner, Tennessee Valley Authority and the Bureau of Engraving and Printing.

Join Us:

Please fill out the following form to get in contact with one of our staff members about organizing your shop.

Note: Some fields are required, and the form cannot be submitted until they are answered.

Contact Us:

Contact Us

District 54 Headquarters: 2625 Winchester Pike Columbus, Ohio 43232

District 54 HQ Phone: (614) 239-0401

Email: 54@dl54.com

Twitter: @DistrictLodge54