IAM&AW Local Lodge 847

Serving the Active, Laid-Off, and Retired Members of LL 847

LL 847 History

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In the summer of 1954, Five hundred employees of the U. S. Hoffman Machinery Corp. at Scranton, Pa.,won the right to I.A.M. representation as the result of an election conducted at the plant by the National Labor Relations Board. Official tabulations released by the N.L.R.B., show that 267 of the secret-ballot votes were cast for the I.A.M., 186 for the CIO Steelworkers and 27 for no union.The Hoffman campaign was headed by Grand Lodge Rep. John T. Sullivan, who praised Scranton AFL organizations for assisting the I.A.M. in the drive. He cited particularly the Scranton Building Trades Council and the Central Labor Union.
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Shown below at the chartering ceremonies, seated,  Left to Right, are Manuel L. Mayer, Lodge President; William Malara, Vice President; Thomas Grier, Financial Secretary; and Martin Corbett, Recording Secretary. Standing, Left to Right, are Grand Lodge Rep. Charles Weidemann; Grand Lodge Rep. John T. Sullivan; Joseph Mecca, Lodge 847 Trustee; Thomas Boland, Sentinel; Frances Mihalko, Conductor; Ben Pulver, Trustee; Michael Kushner, Treasurer; Joseph Mastriani, I.A.M. Special Representative, and Emerson F. Stanton, Business Representative for I.A.M. District 128.
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The first officers of Local Lodge 847 receive the I.A.M. Charter September 1954
The first officers of Local Lodge 847 receive the I.A.M. Charter September 1954
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The members of Local Lodge 847 provide a service to the United States military unlike any other in the Nation. General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems Scranton Division & I.A.M.&A.W. Local Lodge 847’s make 120mm to 155mm artillery projectile metal bodies for the Armed Forces. In the¬†Sixty plus year history of our Local, the quality of product produced by our members is second to none. Despite several ownership changes, the one constant is Local Lodge 847 and its members.
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