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WOODWORKERS DISTRICT W2

A district lodge of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers
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OFFICERS

The officers of the District Lodge consist of the President, Vice President, Secretary-Treasurer, Trustees and Auditors.

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MEETINGS & CONVENTIONS

The Executive Board of the District meets once every other month. Delegates and guests may attend the W2 Convention held every other year.

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AFFILIATED LOCALS

District W2 is comprised of the IAM Local Lodges in all of Arkansas, western Tennessee, western Mississippi, and northeast Texas.

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GRAND LODGE

We are an operating district of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers. The IAM is a large and diverse organization, representing 720,000 members across North America.

WHY JOIN A UNION?

What is a union and why would I want to join one?
union members earn higher wages than non-union members

Unions are about a simple proposition: By joining together, working women and men gain strength in numbers so they can have a voice at work about what they care about. They negotiate a contract with their employer for things like a fair and safe workplace, better wages, a secure retirement and family-friendly policies such as paid sick leave and scheduling hours. They have a voice in how their jobs get done, creating a more stable, productive workforce that provides better services and products. Always adapting to the challenges of our nation’s evolving workforce, unions are meeting the needs of workers in today’s flexible and nontraditional work environments. Because no matter what type of job workers are in, by building power in unions, they can speak out for fairness for all working people in their communities and create better standards and a strong middle class across the country. Unions help bring workers out of poverty and into the middle class. In fact, in states where workers don’t have union rights, workers’ incomes are lower.

  • 24% higher than non-union workers

  • Unionized workers are 60% more likely to have employer-provided pensions.

  • 94% of union workers have jobs that provide health insurance benefits, but only 68% of non-union workers do.

  • In 2014, women earned 24% more, African Americans 25% more and Latinos 29% more - if they were in a union.

DISTRICT W2 STAFF

The business reps and office staff that keep the district running. Ready to serve you.

KELVIN GODWIN

Directing Business Rep
Kelvin has been the District’s DBR since 2009. He is a member of Local Lodge W15 in DeQueen, Arkansas where he worked for Weyerhaeuser.

MELONE IRVIN

Business Rep
Melone enthusiastically serves as District Business Rep. She is a member of Local Lodge 260 in Fort Smith, AR where she was an employee of Nestle Gerber.

DUSTY JOHNSON-HIGHT

Office Manager
Dusty keeps operations at the District office running smoothly and efficiently. She is the fist person you will speak with when contacting District W2.

Layne Johnston

Communicator/Web Developer
Serving as Communicator by appointment of the District President, Layne is a member of Local Lodge 463 at the Little Rock Air Force Base where he works for Lockheed Martin. He’s also a Trustee of the District Lodge.

MORE ABOUT UNIONS

What is a union? How do they work?

Would you like to Unionize your work place?

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