Sam Cicinelli 708-588-7512

Directing Business Representative – Sam Cicinelli  

Sam has been a member of Local 701 since 1988. He worked as a Cadillac Technician and served as Shop Steward for 11 years while serving as Vice-President for Local 701 for five years from 1995 to 2000. Sam was then appointed as an Organizer for Local 701 in 2000 before becoming a Business Representative in 2001. Sam serviced the trailer and body industry, automotive and body shop technicians, forklift industry, United Parcel Service and ITLRA General Trucking (ABF, Roadway, USF Holland and Yellow Transportation). He was selected to serve as Assistant Directing Business Representative in 2010 serving in that capacity before being appointed by the Executive Board to serve as the Union’s Directing Business Representative in 2012. Sam was elected by the Local 701 membership in August 2014 to again serve as a Local 701 Business Representative and again confirmed by the Executive Board to serve as the Union’s Directing Business Representative. 
Sam continues to serve as the Directing Business Representative of Local 701 and also serves as the Chairman and Trustee on the Local 701 Health and Welfare and Pension Funds. He is also the Chairman of the Union’s Apprenticeship Training Fund and the Chairman of the Local 701 401(k) Defined Contribution Plan. 

Sam also assists with the Local 701 Newsletter and Union’s Website.



Other Elected Or Appointed Positions


Trustee and Chairman for the Local 701 Health and Welfare Fund 2004 – Present
– Trustee and Chairman for the Local 701 Pension Fund 2004 – Present  
– Trustee and Chairman of the Local 701 401(k) Defined Contribution Plan 2014 – Present 
– Trustee And Chairman of the Local 701 Apprenticeship Training Fund 2011 – Present 
– Executive Board Officer and Delegate to the Chicago Federation Of Labor
– Committeeman On The Chicago Federation Of Labor Round-table For Pensions
– General Vice President for the Illinois State Council Of Machinists
– Delegate to the Illinois State AFL-CIO
– COPE Chairman, 14th Illinois Congressional District
– Delegate to the IAM MNPL National Planning Committee
– Delegate to all six (6) IAM Grand Lodge Conventions, From 1996 – Present 
– Served as Sergeant-at-Arms to three IAM Grand Lodge Conventions and 
Master Sergeant-at-Arms for the 2012 and 2014 IAM Grand Lodge Conventions
– Co-Chaired the 2014 IAM Grand Lodge Convention


William W. Winpisinger Education & Technology Center Classes

Leadership I
– Leadership II
– Advanced Leadership
– First Contract
– Collective Bargaining
– Advanced Collective Bargaining
– Arbitration
– Advanced Arbitration
– Organizing I
– Organizing II
– Organizing Prep Program
– IAM Foundational Skills
– Orientation And Basic Skills
– Negotiating Defined Contribution Plans
– Special Topics in Collective Bargaining
– Strategic Approach to Organizing

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