Founded on January 20, 1943 as the Armco Employees Independent Federation, (AEIF), IAM Local Lodge 1943 has become one of the largest Local Unions in the State of Ohio. Located in Middletown, Ohio we represent nearly 2300 workers at Cleveland-Cliffs steel mill, Pilot Chemical, Bowling Transportation, and Cummins. Throughout our long history we have successfully bargained for a secure, solid middle-class livelihood for our members during their careers and throughout their retirement. On July 27th in 2006, we affiliated with the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, further enhancing the services and influence provided for our membership.
Union members work together to negotiate and enforce a contract with management that guarantees the things you care about like decent raises, affordable health care, job security, and a stable schedule.
$191 per week than their nonunion counterparts.
More likely to have employer-provided pensions and health insurance.
Safe working conditions that prevent death, illness and injury.
Better workplaces and working conditions without the fear of retaliation.
Work standards and conduct are just as important in a unionized workplace, and management still has a responsibility to address poor performance. Unions make sure the hiring process is objective, so management can't just hire and promote their friends.
People who form a union are more satisfied and productive at work. Joining in unions also reduces costly turnover and makes the workplace safer.
We are stronger together. Unions are democratic, and union members vote on things like union dues, who represents you, and what protections and improvements you want in your contract.