With the general election nearing, we have had several members and their families asking who labor is endorsing in the upcoming election. With labor in this country being constantly under attack it is more imperative now than ever before to get out the vote for candidates that support labor.
From the state level, Labor needs to focus on electing candidates who will continue to stand against “right-to-work” (for less) laws that are a direct attack on not only our members but all working men and women in this country. Don’t be fooled, “right-to-work” (RTW) legislation has NOTHING to do with your rights. This legislation’s sole purpose is to attack organized labor and limit our ability to collectively bargain strong contracts for our membership. In state after state RTW has failed to live up to it’s promise and has only lead to lower wages and fewer benefits for workers.
Simply put sisters and brothers, we cannot allow candidates to distract us from one of the most important parts of our lives… our jobs. Voters need to consider first and foremost how the candidates they vote for will affect our employment and our ability to make a living and provide for our family.
Thankfully, The Chicago Federation of Labor has researched the candidates positions and their support of working families. You can click HERE to see the full list of Labor endorsed / Local 701 endorsed candidates at all levels of government for the upcoming election. We urge our membership to support candidates who support Labor and vote for Labor endorsed candidates.
The 2017 IAM Scholarship Competition is officially open to all IAM Members and their children, the deadline for submissions is February 23, 2018. Please note that the IAM now has a vocational-technical two-year scholarship available. This is a great opportunity for Local 701 members to take advantage of Scholarships to further their education or to […]
Experience NASCAR Racing at Chicagoland Speedway with your Local 701 Brothers and Sisters when Chicagoland Speedway honors Labor in this year’s Tribute to Labor Race. NASCAR returns to the Chicagoland Speedway July 1st for the Sprint Cup Series Race. Local 701 has once again partnered with the I.A.M.A.W., NASCAR and the Chicagoland Speedway to obtain an […]
Local 701 is excited to announce that members covered under Local 701’s Insurance will soon be able to take advantage of Teladoc and have access to a doctor anytime, anywhere. A welcome kit is being mailed to eligible members homes with instructions for setting up your Teladoc account, completing your medical history and requesting a […]
401(k) Open Enrollment Members who are eligible to contribute to the Mechanics’ Local 701 Defined Contribution 401(k) plan will receive a letter informing them that it is once again time for open enrollment. All eligible members are encouraged to participate in the 401(k) program as it allows our members the ability to save for their […]
Recently Local 701 was honored to host U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Illinois State Senator Tom Cullerton of Illinois’ 23rd District for a tour of Local 701’s Apprenticeship Training Center in Carol Stream, IL. Local 701’s Directing Business Representative Sam Cicinelli extended the invitation to Senator Durbin and Illinois Senator Cullerton in the hopes […]
The strike at Roesch Ford ended Wednesday, November 30, 2016. The Local 701 mechanics working at Roesch Ford in Bensenville, Illinois walked out on strike on Thursday, November 10, 2016 when the employees voted not to accept the owners offer of a “fourteen month extension contract” providing the same terms as the contract which expired […]
Attention Automobile Mechanics’ Local #701 Health & Welfare Participants! Open enrollment October 17, 2016 – November 18, 2016 The Automobile Mechanics’ Local 701 Welfare fund has partnered with Homeland HealthCare, LLC to offer Voluntary Benefits to you and your eligible dependents. During the open enrollment period, you can enroll in a variety of benefits including: Short-Term […]
Open enrollment for the Standard Automotive Agreement Insurance is about to begin and letters will be mailed out to members informing them of their options shortly. Members covered under the Standard Automotive Agreement who wish to remain with their current insurance coverage (Premier Plus Plan) through 2017 will continue to be subject to a $10 per week […]
Every four years the Machinists Union holds its quadrennial Grand Lodge Convention, this year’s convention was held at the Hilton Chicago from September 4-10 and was hosted by the Midwest Territory and General Vice President Phil Gruber. To put it simply, this year’s convention was a historic event and Local 701 was there and played […]