Local Lodge 1947 is located at 50 E. Bank St., Fond du Lac, WI 54935. The local lodge Union meeting is held on second Saturday of each month at 6:30 pm.


The local lodge phone number is (920)-921-2164.


IAMAW Local Lodge 1947

50 East Bank Street, Fond du Lac, WI 54935




In accordance with the IAMAW Constitution, Local Lodge 1947 will be holding elections for the IAM Grand Lodge Executive Council.


Elections will be held for the IAM Grand Lodge Executive Council at the first regular business meeting during the month of April.


• The candidate receiving the highest number of votes for each office shall be declared elected.

• Grand Lodge Executive Council elections will take place at your first regular meeting during the month of April at 50 East Bank St, Fond du Lac, WI 54935. Polls will be open from 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM.  

• In accordance with the IAM Constitution, any member entitled to receive an absentee ballot shall make written request to the Recording Secretary of Local Lodge 1947.


To qualify for an absentee ballot:


o   I reside more than 25 miles from the designated Local Lodge polling location.

o   I am confined due to a verified illness.

o   I will be on vacation (active employees only).

o   I will be on employer assignment/shift.

o   I will be on family leave.

o   I will be on official IAM business.

o   I will be on military leave.


In solidarity,


Dennis Drehmel

Recording Secretary

Local Lodge 1947

50 East Bank Street, Fond du Lac, WI 54935




IAM Scores Organizing Win for 1,700 in Missouri


Workers at the Alliant Techsystems (ATK) Lake City Army Ammunition Plant in
Independence, MO, hold a victory party after voting to join the IAM. The new 1,730
workers serve as the Defense Department’s primary source for military 5.56 mm, 7.62 mm
and .50-caliber rifle ammunition.

Workers at the Independence, MO plant that serves as the Defense Department’s primary source for military 5.56 mm, 7.62 mm and .50-caliber rifle ammunition voted recently to become the newest members of the IAM in Kansas City, MO.


The 1,730 employees at Alliant Techsystems (ATK) Lake City Army Ammunition Plant (LCAAP) stuck together in the face of a hostile anti-union effort by the company and a government shutdown which delayed their election by two weeks.


Key issues in the organizing effort included outsourcing, a draconian management style and a refusal by the company to honor seniority. In addition to a pension freeze and cuts to the 401(k) program, the majority of employees at ATK had not seen a raise in two years.


“Numerous attempts have been made to organize this facility over the past 72 years,” said Midwest Territory GVP Phil Gruber. “It’s a testament to the determination of these employees that they overcame every obstacle and succeeded where many others came up short.”

The successful IAM campaign featured traditional employee meetings, house calls by volunteers and hand billing, as well as a social media component that included emails, text messages and phone banking.


“Congratulations to everyone involved in this campaign, especially the workers at ATK,” said IAM Headquarters GVP Bob Martinez. “They wanted dignity, respect and a voice on the job, and they recognized the best way to get there was with an IAM contract. The Machinists Union is proud to stand with the workers at ATK and help them secure the respect and the representation they deserve.”


For more on the ATK victory, visit iam4atkvictory.blogspot.com.


Local 1947 Solidarity Picnic A Swimming Success 


August 24th saw the return of Mercury Marine's employee picnic at the Fond du Lac County Fairgrounds.


solidarity dunk tank


 It was a solid success, as seen by the swell in attendance over previous years, as well as the amount of money raised for the Salvation Army through the dunk tank, which featured our own president Mark Zillges, in addition to Guy Prickette and Kendra Kastein, which raised $764. In addition we collected over 1300 pounds of canned goods for them, giving anyone who brought in a can of food a raffle ticket to win an iPad; additional prizes were also awarded.


 Guests were served their fill of brats, hamburgers, or hotdogs, with a selection of soda, water, or an adult beverage. Children could get sno-cones and cotton candy as well, with a few adults taking advantage of the summer time treats. A bounce house and slide were also inflated for the kids enjoyment; while face painting was done by Betty Trent. For the adults, we were entertained by the live music of the Barflys.


  The atmosphere was congenial, with as many retirees as current employees. We thank all volunteers who cooked, served, and pulled taps; also, those local businesses who donated the raffle prizes. 


Sal Army check



picnic crowd


Click on the arrow below to start a slideshow of photos from the Solidarity Picnic