Service & Solidarity Spotlight: IAM Mechanics at M&K Truck Centers in Alsip, Illinois, Go on Strike

IAM members on the picket line.

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Members of the Machinists (IAM) Mechanics Union Local 701 working at M&K Truck Centers in Alsip, Illinois, are on strike as of Nov. 1 for a fair contract and to keep their union benefits, which they have enjoyed in previous contracts. The 58 members unanimously rejected the company’s contract offer. The latest offer from the management company, Labor Force, removed company-paid union health care and contributions to workers 401(k) retirement plans, and IAM members are demanding these benefits be restored.