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COVID-19 UPDATE

PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL LOCAL LODGE, DISTRICT LODGE AND STEWARDS MEETINGS FOR APRIL 2020 HAVE BEEN CANCELED. 

In response to the recent and rapidly changing events with COVID-19 we want to make you aware of the following information regarding your Union membership:

Due to the impact of the coronavirus outbreak, the IAM is immediately waiving unemployment stamp requirements for members to retain membership rights. Members retain their full rights as a result of this six month dispensation of unemployment dues.

The suspension of the mandate is effective immediately and applies to dues delinquencies that begin during the months of April through September 2020.

The IAM Constitution mandates that members who are laid off and who wish to retain their membership rights must request an unemployment stamp from their Local Lodge within two months of their lay off.

This special dispensation aims to alleviate the burden on members to file for unemployment stamps while on layoff, IAM International President Robert Martinez Jr., wrote to IAM officers.

“These are extremely difficult and challenging times for the entire membership – particularly for those who have been laid off by their employers as a consequence of the coronavirus pandemic,” wrote Martinez. “This is a small but important gesture to let our laid off members know that the IAM is fighting for them and their families every single day – they are not forgotten!”

Anyone experiencing a lay-off related to COVID-19 should also apply ONLINE for Unemployment Benefits at www.uimn.org.

If you have questions or concerns regarding your INSURANCE COVERAGE or INSURANCE CLAIMS either under the St. Paul Automobile Dealers Trust or the District #77 Health and Welfare Fund, please call Wilson-McShane at 952-854-0795.

If you sever employment within the jurisdiction of District Lodge No. 77, please contact our office at 651-646-7447, or by mail at 1010 East Highway 96, Vadnais Heights, MN  55127 to request a WITHDRAWAL CARD.  In order to be eligible for a Withdrawal Card your dues must be paid for the current month in which you leave.

These are trying and unprecedented times for all of us.  We will continue to do our best to keep you informed as we move through this process.

                                                          DISTRICT LODGE NO. 77, I.A.M.A.W.

                                                          John J. Steigauf               Ko Vang

                                                          Willie Nelson                  Andrew Peltier

                                                          John Duerscherl              Kathy Todd

A message from the IAM International President

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.