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Welcome to IAM District 54’s Website!

IAM District 54 represents 14,000+ active and retired union members in Ohio, West Virginia, Northeastern Indiana, and Michigan. Feel free to contact us with questions or about organizing your place of employment.

 

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WHAT DOES A UNION DO FOR YOU?

IAM District 54 provides you with a legal voice in the workplace, negotiates and enforces your union contract, settles grievances, organizes, forms safety committees, holds meetings, furnishes legal protections, and acts in your interest with management.

WHO DO WE REPRESENT?

We service 14,000+ active and retired members throughout OH, WV, Northeastern IN, and MI. From Gradall Industries to Lockheed Martin to Owens Corning to employees at the NASA Glenn Research Center, you will find IAM District 54 members across all walks of life. IAM members demand respect and dignity in the workplace.

WHAT DO WE VALUE?

 

 

JUSTICE ON THE JOB

We value “Justice on the Job” for our members by negotiating higher wages, better benefits and safer working conditions. Some benefits include; hazard pay, retirement security, healthcare (plus dental and vision) coverage, and paid personal time off.

SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY

We also value “Service to the Community.” Our local lodges provide our members with opportunities for community involvement such as annual Toys 4 Tots collections, Salvation Army’s Bikes for Kids drives, and Guide Dogs of America fundraisers. 

TRANSPARENCY & COMMUNICATION

Lastly, our District pays special attention to transparency and communications. We are an active servicing District, with Business Representatives conducting shop visits and utilizing modern communication tools to keep in touch with leadership and members.
 
Our District has won numerous Wimpy Awards from the IAM Communications Department. Through our tri-annual E-Newsletters, social media, website, and email and texting services we make sure our members know what’s going on.

Hear From Our Members

  • “By having a union, we get a legal voice in the workplace. We pick the way we want to work, our wages and benefits, our pension plan, and our healthcare plan.”

    J.S.

    Alliance, OH

  • I love everything about the union. I come from a family of union folks….I had a 120-day waiting period before I could join the union. Once my time was in, I was anxious to get involved.”

    Rose 

    South Charleston, WV

  • “I’m proud of this union. You go to work each day and different things may happen, it may be a mistake or someone’s harassing you, but a union backs you and gives you the security of working.”

    Jason

    Cleveland, OH

  • “I was very fortunate to have good representation from my union…I believe collective bargaining can be a win-win process and I encourage all employees of the City of Cleveland to organize and join the Machinists Union. Paying dues proved to be great insurance for me and my family!”

    Antron

    Cuyahoga Heights, OH

Highlights of IAM District 54

 

Under the leadership of PDBR Wright, we have been successful in reaching every first contract after organizing a new unit (place of employment).

First Contract

Under the leadership of PDBR Wright, we have been successful in reaching every first contract after organizing a new unit (place of employment).
There are numerous training classes provided (steward, negotiating, safety, etc.) for members and union leaders.

Member Training

There are numerous training classes provided (steward, negotiating, safety, etc.) for members and union leaders.
We are an affiliated District within an International union with all the resources needed at hand to best represent our members, such as the Women’s and Retirees' Departments, Strategic Resources, Legal Department, and more.

Resources At Hand

We are an affiliated District within an International union with all the resources needed at hand to best represent our members, such as the Women’s and Retirees’ Departments, Strategic Resources, Legal Department, and more.
Our District is financial sound and stable. We provide quarterly reports on the financial health and status to our delegates.

Financially Sound

Our District is financial sound and stable. We provide quarterly reports on the financial health and status to our delegates.
We have a diverse and experienced staff ready to represent our members in the best possible way. The staff of IAM District 54 are all members of the Machinists Union as well. Read more under our "About Us" page.

Experienced Staff

We have a diverse and experienced staff ready to represent our members in the best possible way. The staff of IAM District 54 are all members of the Machinists Union as well. Read more under our “About Us” page.
IAM District 54 is over 106 years old, meaning we have an established network of union members and labor supporters ready to be mobilized.

Community

IAM District 54 is over 106 years old, meaning we have an established network of union members and labor supporters ready to be mobilized.

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