About the IAM and District Lodge 77

The Machinists Union was formed in 1888 by 19 Machinists who came together and stood up for their rights to better working conditions. Today, over 130 years later, the Machinists Union represents over 600,000 members internationally.

District Lodge 77 was chartered in 1942 and represents over 3000 active and retired members from 7 affiliated Local Lodges across Minnesota and north western Wisconsin. Our office is located in Vadnais Heights Minnesota. The full-time staff includes the Directing Business Representative, Assistance Directing Business Representative, two Business Representatives, District Secretary-Treasurer, and an office Secretary.

District Lodge 77 represents members in a variety of fields including automotive repair, machine shops, metal plating, tool and die, metal stamping, welding, industrial/maritime maintenance and many others.



We believe it is a natural right of working people to enjoy to the full extent the wealth created by their labor.

We believe that given the state of work in our current world, people must unite to obtain the full reward of their labor.

We believe that working people should exercise their rights cooperatively and economically for the benefit of all people.

Therefore, we, the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM), pledge ourselves to work for our Members to continue to preserve and grow the IAM on the basis of solidarity and justice, and to strive for a higher standard of living for people who work.


Interested in Joining the IAM?

Please visit our Join the IAM page and fill out the contact form and within a few days an IAM representative will reach out to you.