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District W24 is seeking to hire a Business Representative assigned to Organizing. The applicant must be a member in good standing of affiliated Local Lodges within District W24 for not less than two (2) years prior to the appointment to the position and working at the trade, skill or profession at the time of appointment and also meet all qualifications set forth in the IAM constitution.

The criteria and qualifications we seek:

        A working knowledge of computers and associated documents such a Word, Excel and Power Point.

        Must be an outgoing leader and Team Player.

        The confidence and ability to speak in front of crowds and communicate well. 

        The ability to structure and compose letters and write reports.

        A motivated leader and self-starter who can work independently.

        The confidence to stand up to management and defend our membership.

        Past experience as a Shop Steward, committee person and Local Lodge Officer.

        Past experience in Union activities such as organizing drives fundraisers and rallies.

        A dedication to build our membership and a passion to organize and build solidarity.

        A working knowledge in formulation, contractual language proposals and experience with        negotiating committees.

        Experience in grievance investigation, processes and presentation. 

        Attended classes at the Winpisinger Center, LERC, or Labor Law conferences.

        Experience in safety related topics. 

        Willingness to work varying schedules, long hours, weekends and being away from home for extended periods of time.

        Willingness to relocate residence anywhere within the District.

        Current assignment will be working out of the District office in Gladstone.



To submit a resume or for more information, please contact District W24 S/T Caryn

Kauffman at Caryn@iamw24.org Resumes may be hand delivered, mailed or emailed to

Caryn at the District office and must arrive by 5:00 p.m. July 14, 2017. (No Exceptions)

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Joe Kear is Retiring!

Joe has been an IAM member for 33 Years and a Business Representative for the last 12 years and now Joe is ready to retire.


Here are a few words from Joe.

“I will be retiring soon and I want to thank all the members and officers who gave me so much help in my role as Business Representative. We are only successful when we work together. I encourage everyone to be involved in this Union. We have plenty of room for volunteers for committees, organizing, education, politics and leadership.

      I had previously worked at four other union jobs and attending those unions’ local meetings when I could. Joining the IAM in 1984, I attended Local 1005 meetings and soon ran for steward. I applied for classes at the Labor Education and Research Center (LERC). Local President Pat Lyons appointed me as Educator. That was my start to taking on more and more assignments. It’s been extremely rewarding to be able to contribute to the union movement as part of a full-time job.

Thank You.”


Thank you for your dedication, Joe, you have been an active and inspiring Trade Unionist!!


There will be a retirement party for Joe in the near future, the details will be posted at the Union Hall and on this website.


Women's, Human Rights and Young Workers from our District are in the news click HERE

 Machinists for District W24 and okayDistrict 751 converge to build a wheelchair ramp in Mossyrock, Wa. Caryn Kauffman, Ron Kauffman and Larry Warren from W24 and Princi Stewart, Jim Hutchins and Ed Lutgin from 751. Great Job Everyone!!     



               District Lodge W24 organized 219 workers last year!!



This was the highest of all Districts and Unaffiliated Local Lodges in our Territory. The Districts early commitment to GPS II training program has led to an active organizing membership at the Local Lodge level. Under the new leadership of PDBR Noel Willet the District has shown a renewed effort and commitment to bringing Growth, Prosperity and Strength to the members of District Lodge W24.                                         Click Here for more award's recipients.

29th Annual District W24 Guide Dogs of America Golf Tournament Set for September 11

The 29th Annual District W24 Golf Tournament returns to Heron Lakes Golf Club in 2017 for another fun round of golf benefiting Guide Dogs of America! Please join us in this scramble-style tournament, starting at 8:00 a.m. on September 11th. The tournament will be followed by a complimentary luncheon, raffle and awards presentation. Prizes will be awarded for K-P's, Long Drives and a Putting Contest. Don't miss out on this great event and opportunity to support Guide Dogs! All the info you need is below.

Sponsor Letter

Golf Tournament Flyer

Registration Form

Sponsor Donation Form

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Remember to Update Your Mailing Address with Your Union

Oftentimes, people don't think about updating their address with their union hall. Even if you're retired, it's important to keep your address and phone number updated. To do so, just call the Dues Office. Employers and the USPS don't update the hall automatically.

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