Mark Grassecschi 708-588-7512

Directing Business Representative – Mark Grasseschi


Mark has been a member of Local 701 since 1987. He worked in the Automotive industry throughout his career and served as a shop Steward at Phillips Chevrolet. While serving as shop steward he was also appointed to the Local 701 Board as a Trustee in 2014. In July 2015 Mark was then appointed as a Business Representative where he serviced various specialty shops including automotive dealerships, bakery, trucking, machine shops, Road Builders (MARBA), Villages and the forklift industry. Mark also is the co-editor for the Local 701 Newsletter, assists in the local’s Website and Facebook page, and was appointed in 2019 to be a Trustee on the Will/Grundy County Trades Association Board. Mark was also part of the extended bargaining committee for the 2013 Standard Automotive Agreement (SAA) contract negotiations. Mark serves as a Trustee on the Local 701 Health, Welfare and Pension Funds. He also serves as a Trustee on the Local 701 401(k) Defined Contribution Plan and is Chairman on the Local 701 Training Fund. Mark was appointed ADBR to former DBR Cicinelli in January 2022 and Appointed to DBR of Local in June 2022 and elected DBR in August 2022.    







Elected or Appointed Positions:


– DBR Local 701

– Trustee for the Local 701 Health and Welfare Fund 

– Trustee for the Local 701 Pension Fund   

– Trustee for the Local 701 401(k) Defined Contribution Plan  

– President Illinois State Council of Machinists

– Trustee for Will Grundy Counties Central Trades & Labor Council

– Delegate for the 2016, 2022, 2024 IAM Grand Lodge Convention

– Appointed to the rules committee for the 2022 IAM Grand Lodge Convention

– Vice-President Illinois AFL-CIO

– Delegate for the Chicago Federation of Labor (CFL)


William W. Winpisinger Education & Technology Center Classes:


– Collective Bargaining

– Advanced Collective Bargaining

– Arbitration and Advanced Arbitration

– Organizing I

– Organizing II

– IAM Foundational Skills

– Basic Web Development

– Negotiating Retirement Security Program

– Negotiating Health Care and other Insurance Programs

– EAP Programs I, II, III, IV

– IAM – Critical Incident Response Training Program

– IAM – Adult Mental Health First Aid USA

– Local Lodge History program

– First Contract


IFEBP Training:


– Certificate of attendance to the International Foundation of Employee Benefit plans 2019, 2021,2022, 2023.



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