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SAA / Independent Standard Auto
Membership Update

The Local 701 bargaining committee is continuing to work through the weekend on a counter-proposal to the NCDC’s comprehensive counter-proposal that was presented this past Thursday, July 22, 2021. The 14 page “bundled deal” that many of you have already seen, requires the Union’s full attention to return a response that we feel adequately addresses our members’ top priorities and concerns moving forward—all of which are aimed at improving your working terms and conditions.

The Union anticipates holding a ratification vote on either Saturday 7-31-21 or Sunday 8-1-21, depending on how bargaining continues next week with the NCDC. The Union will continue to keep you updated as this process continues to move forward. Your bargaining committee appreciates your patience during this time and would like to remind everyone that any documentation passed out that did not come from the Union should be “taken with a grain of salt”. We will be sharing information with the membership as soon as we can.



In our continued pursuit of getting HB 3940 finalized, we are asking all Local 701 members to urge the Governor to sign our Bill.  Please take the time and email the Governor’s office at:  gov.billpositions@illinois.gov.

Here is a sample email to send to the Governor’s email address:

Subject line:  Support HB 3940

Governor Pritzker:

As a member of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Mechanics’ Union Local 701, I am writing to urge you to sign HB 3940.  House Bill 3940  passed the General Assembly with overwhelming bipartisan majorities and will fairly compensate mechanics repairing vehicles under factory warranty.  

I appreciate your favorable consideration of this critical legislation.



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Associate Organizer Positions Available Within the IAM 

The Midwest Territory of the International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers (IAM), based in Chicago, is taking an aggressive approach in growing our Union and is seeking to hire experienced Associate Organizers with a proven track record of running successful organizing campaigns.  Locations are within our Territory and include – Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, and the upper peninsula of Michigan.  

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