About Machinists Union District W3


Machinists Union District W3 Map


District W-3 services approximately 4,000 members in Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota and North Dakota.


The full time staff at the district office includes the Directing Business Representative, the Assistant Directing Business Representative and a Secretary. Diversity is widespread within our union.


District W-3 represents the paper industry, fire departments, police departments, health care, and many other industries.


The primary responsibility of the District is contract negotiations, organizing, and servicing the membership needs. District Lodge W-3 is part of a larger labor movement toward economic and social justice with dignity on the job.


The International Woodworkers of America (IWA) was founded in 1937. In 1994, officers of the IWA recommended affiliation with the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) to it's membership.


The affiliation agreement was ratified by over 90% of the IWA membership. With the affiliation of the IWA and the IAM came the creation of 3 new IAM District Lodges. District W1 consisted of the Western Division, District W2 consisted of the Southern Division and District W3 consisted of the Midwest Division.


The joining of IAM District W-3 and IAM District 200, which were located in Wausau, WI, followed the affiliation of the two International Unions. IAM District 200 was charted in 1977 and had jurisdiction over four counties within the state.

District Officers
President/DBR Jere L McFalda
Local W303 Munising, MI
Jim LaBarge
Local 1543 Nekoosa, WI

ADBR Brian Jarvensivu
Local 1713 Tomahawk, WI
Laurie Cox
Local W303 Munising, MI

Sec/Treas Char Andreachi
Local 1713 Tomahawk, WI
Joe Schwartz
Local W33 International Falls, MN
Educator Executive Board
Russ Nagle
Local W33 International Falls, MN
Kevin Morin
Local W303  Munishing, MI

Russ Nagle
Local W33 International Falls, MN

Doug Hilfer
Local W33 International Falls, MN

  Brent Roberts
Local 1713 Tomahawk, WI

  Jay Kinney
Local 1502 Superior, WI



The Woodworkers Department was created in May, 1994 when the International Woodworkers of America - U.S. (IWA) affiliated with the IAM. The mission of the department is to promote and expand activities of Natural Resource Industry-based locals. The department plays an important role in the development of public policy regarding the management of National and State forests harvest level so our members can earn a good family wage and keep our rural communities alive and well.