Join the IAM


We at Local Lodge 1746 would like to invite you to join us, to make your workplace better. It’s clear union-represented workers across the nation enjoy better average wages and benefits, better and safer working conditions, and rights that non-union workers simply do not have. We believe that all people from all types of workplaces deserve the right to have union representation on the job. You have the right to a voice in your workplace…

Who Belongs?

Lawyers belong to the American Bar Association – a Union
Doctors belong to the American Medical Association – a Union
Hospitals belong to the American Hospital Association – a Union
The business belongs to the Chamber of Commerce – a Union
Nurses belong to Unions and Associations
Police belong to Unions and Associations
Government Employees belong to Unions – Many are IAM members
Professional Football and Baseball Players – all belong to unions!

Why Have a Union?

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We asked some of the active members of LL1746 why they like having a union. Here are some of their answers:

“I like the unity of being in a union. Like they say, ‘United we stand, divided we fall.’” – Linnea Thrall

“When you belong, you never stand alone.” – Juan Gelabert, former LL President

“Without a union, you stand on your own. With a union, you’ve got brothers and sisters to stand by you. You don’t always win your fights, but your chances of winning are a lot better when you stand together.” – Mark Becker, Safety Steward.

“Unionists stick together and support each other through thick and thin, in good times and bad times. Together we can fight for equality for all.” – Rodney Conologue,  Chief Safety Rep. (ret.)

“With a union, you are a family rather than the boss pitting one employee against another. Everybody is treated equally.” – Howard Haberern, LL 1746 Community Services (ret.)

“The union ensures fair working conditions, with better wages and benefits.” – Dana Erickson (ret.)

“Try it, you’ll like it! I know some of you guys in non-union shops, and you really need a union!” – Jose Carranquinha. (ret.)

For more information or help, please email us at VP1746@LL1746.comcastbiz.net or phone us at (860)568-3000. We are always willing to help.