District Lodge 19

where it all begin


With heavy hearts we announce Brother Machinist General Chairman, Terry Kruciak, has passed away after a hard fought battle with esophageal cancer. Brother Terry was a proud machinist who worked tirelessly representing road mechanics for all class one Carriers. Brother Terry Kruciak will be deeply missed. 

District lodge 19's Assistant President/Directing General Chairman John Lacey and General Chairman Gary Naylor have signed a tentative agreement with Metro North Railroad.

This week CSX Railroad proudly displayed 5 newly rebuilt 4 axle locomotives re-manufactured by District Lodge 19 machinist's at Huntington, West Virgina. President/Directing General Chairman Jeff Doerr commented saying "I could not be any prouder of a group of true railroad machinists. They are working hard to give CSX the best quality product at an unbeatable price!"

District Lodge 19 recently entered into an agreement with CSX to bring all 4 axle locomotive rebuilds to Huntington, West Virgina.

District Lodge 19 has ratified a 6 1/2 year agreement with the Long Island Railroad. President/Directing General Chairman Jeff Doerr would like to thank Assistant PDGC John Lacey, General Chairman Gary Naylor and the entire membership of Local Lodge 754 for their continued effort in this hard fought battle. "Together we stand in solidarity for the betterment of our union and District" said PDGC Doerr.

On Monday July 28, 2014, District Lodge 19 reached a tentative agreement with Metra Commuter Rail located in Chicago, Illinois.

This six-year tentative agreement provides for substantial wage increases, retroactive pay, a signing bonus, an increase in employer contributions to the Supplemental Retirement Plan. This agreement also addresses several concerns members had over sick leave, personal days, vacation accrual, and an alternative work week schedule.

"I would like to thank District Lodge 19 General Chairman Andrew Sandberg, Local Lodge President Shaun O'Connor, Local Chairman & Executive board member Jose Garza, and Local Chairman Dave May for all their hard work and dedication in reaching the tentative agreement," said P/DGC Jeff Doerr. "Giving our members the opportunity to vote and have their voices heard is what the IAM, and District Lodge 19 is all about."

The year long negotiations, will culminate in a ratification vote by the members of Local Lodge 498. Download Details

After four long years of hard fought negotiations General Chairman Gary Naylor and APDGC John Lacey, along with a full coalition of rail unions, have reached a tentative agreement with the Long Island Railroad. APDGC Lacey has been in this fight from the start and has always been able to rely on all of the LIRR machinists to stand with him. Download Details

A planned strike on the Long Island Railroad was averted on Thursday, state Officials and union leaders said, three days before workers were expected to walk off the job. Read Article

The Machinist Union, along with 7 other rail unions, vow to strike the Long Island Railroad starting at 12:01 a.m. Sunday. See Video

More talks resumed Thursday between the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and Long Island Railroad workers after members of Congress refused to intervene to prevent a possible strike. Full Article


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