About us

This is what we do!

OUR MISSION
The IAM is here to help you. We have an experienced and motivated staff of organizing and servicing representatives to lead you through your campaign. We work very hard to maintain our winning record.
As an IAM member, you’ll have a collective bargaining agreement – a legal document that spells out your workplace conditions and how you are treated on the job.
WHY UNION?
For more than 120 years, unions have fought for workers’ rights and the benefits so often taken for granted. Benefits like sick pay, leaves of absence, bereavement leave, holidays, vacations, retirement security and healthcare.
By forming a union, workers provide themselves with the opportunity to secure a voice in their workplace and ensure justice on the job. Union members are able to sit down with management as equals and bargain for better workplace conditions. For some, that might be higher wages and better benefits. For others it might be job security or fair treatment.
Regardless of your specific needs, the union is here to help. Union members:
Earn wages, on average, 27 percent higher than non-union workers.
Are 54 percent more likely to have pensions provided by their employer.
Are more likely to have employer-provided health insurance benefits.
Have greater access to apprenticeships and training opportunities.
Contact Us

Mailing Address:
IAMAW Local Lodge 44
P.O. BOX 1281
Decatur AL 35602

Monthly Meeting:
Fourth (4th) Tuesday each month at 4:00 pm.


Lodge President:
Rickie Langford

Vice President:
Gvin Bruner

Recording Secretary:
Theresa Cryer

Secretary Treasurer:
Roy Smith

Conductor Sentinel:
Russell Acker


Contracts:United Launch Alliance (ULA) (Boeing & Lockheed Martin JV)
Lisa Wilson, Human Resource Leader, Decatur Operations
100 Decatur Way
Trinity, AL 35673

Union POC:
Rickie Langford

Shop Stewards:
Steve Barnett
David Story
Honey Whitt Bentley
Chris Mullins
Anthony W. Michael

2nd Shift Shop Steward:
Joshua R. Newsom

Communicator/Educator:
Russell Acker
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Websteward:
David Story
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