WOODWORKERS DISTRICT W2
The officers of the District Lodge consist of the President, Vice President, Secretary-Treasurer, Trustees and Auditors.
MEETINGS & CONVENTIONS
The Executive Board of the District meets once every other month. Delegates and guests may attend the W2 Convention held every other year.
District W2 is comprised of the IAM Local Lodges in all of Arkansas, western Tennessee, western Mississippi, and northeast Texas.
We are an operating district of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers. The IAM is a large and diverse organization, representing 720,000 members across North America.
WHY JOIN A UNION?
Unions are about a simple proposition: By joining together, working women and men gain strength in numbers so they can have a voice at work about what they care about. They negotiate a contract with their employer for things like a fair and safe workplace, better wages, a secure retirement and family-friendly policies such as paid sick leave and scheduling hours. They have a voice in how their jobs get done, creating a more stable, productive workforce that provides better services and products. Always adapting to the challenges of our nation’s evolving workforce, unions are meeting the needs of workers in today’s flexible and nontraditional work environments. Because no matter what type of job workers are in, by building power in unions, they can speak out for fairness for all working people in their communities and create better standards and a strong middle class across the country. Unions help bring workers out of poverty and into the middle class. In fact, in states where workers don’t have union rights, workers’ incomes are lower.
24% higher than non-union workers
Unionized workers are 60% more likely to have employer-provided pensions.
94% of union workers have jobs that provide health insurance benefits, but only 68% of non-union workers do.
In 2014, women earned 24% more, African Americans 25% more and Latinos 29% more - if they were in a union.
DISTRICT W2 STAFF
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LATEST DISTRICT NEWS
Members of IAM Local 3 were able to erase deep cuts suffered two years ago in long, hard-fought negotiations in Memphis, TN. The 100 IAM members are auto body repairer/mechanics, master mechanics, helicopter mechanics, master welder/mechanics, fire hydrant repairers and other workers. Two years ago, a total of 5,550 union-represented workers in Memphis suffered a Read more about Machinists Prevail in Negotiations with City of Memphis[…]