District Lodge 19

where it all begin

Organizing

The IAM has over 700,000 active and retired members and is the largest Railroad Labor Union in North America. District Lodge 19 represents over 10,000 of these members at many different railroads and railroad related companies all across the United States. Here are just a few of the railroads in which District Lodge 19 represents members under the Railway Labor Act... Union Pacific, Burlington Northern Sante Fe, CSX, Norfolk Southern, Amtrak, Metra, Metro-North, Long Island Railroad, San Joaquin Valley Railroad, and the Indiana Southern. District Lodge 19 also represents members under the National Labor Relations Act; several of these Companies include ALSTOM, Progress Rail Services, and National Equipment Company. IAM members demand respect and dignity in the workplace and together we have been able to bargain industry leading contracts, with increased job security, higher wages, improved benefits, and work rules second to none. If you are interested in joining the IAM family, or just need questions answered, you have come to the right place. The IAM and District 19 are here to help you secure a voice on the job. Contact us for more information by clicking here or (303) 562-5202. Be a part of your success!  Why a Union?…
Your Right to Join the Union is Protected By the U.S. Government U.S. Federal Laws, provide specific protections to employees who want to join our union. Under these Laws you have the following rights: You have a right to join the union and ask others to join. You have a right to attend union meetings and ask others to attend. You have a right to wear a union button, or clothing, on the job so long as the item doesn't carry any controversial slogan or compromise your safety. You have a right to give out union leaflets to other employees on your own time away from company property. You have the right to do anything to help get the union going so long as you don't interfere with work or violate announced company policy. U.S. Federal Laws, prohibit Employers and Supervisors from engaging in any of the following activities during an Organizing Drive: They cannot tell employees that they will fire or punish them if they engage in union activity. They cannot lay-off or discharge any employee for union activity. They cannot bar employee union representatives from soliciting cards or membership forms during non-work time, in non-work areas. They cannot…