This past week in Tucson, AZ, IAM District 19 railroad delegates, officers, and guests gathered to conduct the business for its 9th quadrennial convention.

Delegates from approximately 47 Local Lodges from around the country arrived on August 21 to meet, hear and gather information from many speakers. Three IAM delegates Mike “Mouse” Reilly (Local 2600), Carl Hill (Local 478), and Joshua Baez (Local 226) are featured in the video, informing the membership about what they learned.

Josh Hartford, IAM Special Assistant to the International President, gave a detailed in-depth report about the state of the rail industry. He went on to mention how District 19 and the Transportation Communications Union (TCU/IAM) have their members’ backs and the Rail Division has become “a powerhouse in the rail industry and getting more powerful every day.”

During the four-day convention, and under the direction of IAM District 19 President and Directing General Chairman Kyle Loos, delegates were assigned to various committees to give reports which were discussed and voted on by the delegation.

“I want to express sincere thanks and appreciation to all the hard work the delegates have put in conducting the business of the District Lodge,” said Loos.

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