Walser, Buerkle, Fury & Schmelz


Walser, Buerkle, Fury, & Schmelz auto dealers are trying to pull out of our pension fund at 8 service centers in the Metro area in the middle of our contract. Instead, they are offering a 401(k) contribution that is far smaller, and even less for new hires. We are 170 parts, service, and detail workers who have earned and deserve a dignified retirement. Our labor takes a serious toll on our bodies and generates enormous profits for our employers. We deserve better and are prepared to strike if necessary!

Welcome to IAM District Lodge 77

Chartered in February 1942 , District 77’s membership is as diversified as the area it services. Coming from all aspects of life, our membership has always maintained the common goal of preserving the rights of working men and women.

With a centralized office located in Vadnais Heights, MN, the District staff services approximately 2,600 members in Central, Northern Minnesota and Southern Minnesota along with North Western Wisconsin. The full time staff at the District office includes the Directing Business Representative, two Business Representatives, District Secretary-Treasurer, Organizer and an office Secretary. The primary function of the District is organizing new members and the representation of the members, through contract negotiations, education, and the handling of grievance and arbitration issues. The District Lodge Financial Office provides logistical support and service to the affiliated Local Lodges.