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 District Council Meeting held (at minimum) 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
Directing Business Rep
Assistant Directing Business Rep
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LATEST DISTRICT NEWS
The IAM Communication Department is proud to announce the release of the Summer 2020 IAM Journal. Along with a print copy arriving in members’ mailboxes in the next few weeks, the IAM Journal now has a new dynamic website to showcase Machinists Union members and the amazing work they do, especially during these difficult times. Read more about Summer 2020 IAM Journal Released[…]
In order to protect the safety and health of members and guests in light of the coronavirus pandemic, the IAM Executive Council has made the difficult decision to postpone the upcoming 40th IAM Grand Convention, which had been scheduled for Sept. 6-11, 2020 in San Diego. The convention will instead be held Sept. 12-17, 2021 Read more about Machinists Union Postpones 40th Grand Lodge Convention Amid COVID-19 Concerns[…]
Because of the current economic and public health uncertainty, IAM members and families who enroll in the IAM’s Low-Cost Degree Program by Monday, May 18, 2020 can complete a bachelor’s degree with no out-of-pocket costs. Get started by calling 888-897-9671 or enrolling online at FreeCollege.goIAM.org. Your union is making it possible for all students who enroll Read more about IAM Members, Families Can Complete Bachelor’s Degree for Free This Summer[…]
Dear IAM Sisters and Brothers, I want to take this moment to address each of every one of you as we deal with this crisis together. There are IAM members who have contracted the coronavirus, and unfortunately, we have lost several of our own Sisters and Brothers to this disease. Now, more than ever, we Read more about IP Martinez Delivers Message to Members[…]
The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the lives of millions of working people and our families, and the labor movement has been working tirelessly to limit the impact of this crisis on our health and livelihoods. We worked to make sure the relief packages Congress recently passed put the needs of working families and our communities Read more about Resources to Help Members Affected by COVID-19[…]
(reposted from www.goiam.org) Our Fight to Save Red River Army Depot The fight to save jobs at Red River Army Depot (RRAD) in Texarkana, TX is far from over. Behind the scenes, the IAMAW has been doing all it can to secure the future for the hard-working men and women who have made this depot the Read more about Fighting to Save Red River Army Depot[…]
Earn an associate degree completely online – for FREE. With the IAMAW Free College Benefit, you and your family members can earn an associate degree online from a public, accredited community college – with no out-of-pocket costs to you. This can save you thousands of dollars. IAM’s new Free College Benefit affirms our commitment to Read more about IAM’s FREE COLLEGE BENEFIT[…]
IAMAW District W2 Council Call Notification has been sent to the District’s Local Lodges that the Second Council Meeting of Woodworkers District Lodge W-2 of the IAMAW will be held in Tunica, Mississippi on Friday, October 26th, 2018. The Council will convene at 10:00am on Friday, October 26th, at the Gold Strike Casino Resort, 1010 Read more about W2 District Council Meeting to be Held in Tunica[…]