Named Sister of the MonthThe IAM Women's Department has named Judy Pierce of Local Lodge 733, District 70 in Wichita, KS the U.S. Sister of the Month for October.Judy has been an IAM member for 42 years.She started work as a teenager at Beech Aircraft Company in 1965, and has been a loyal and highly involved member ever since.
One of the first women to work in the Chemical Milling department at Beech
went on to become the first woman in Local 733 history to win a seat on the local's negotiating committee.Pierce
has taken on multiple leadership roles in her
local and district over the years, including successive terms as District 70 Secretary-Treasurer, a position she
holds today.She has also served as a Shop Steward, Local Trustee, District 70 Delegate, Legislative Committee member, Women's Committee member and Grand Lodge Delegate.In addition to her current duties as Secretary-Treasurer for the nearly 15,000 members of District 70, Pierce is Secretary-Treasurer for the 2008 Grand Lodge Host Committee, serves as President of the Wichita/Hutchinson Labor Federation, editor of the only labor newspaper in Kansas and Vice President of the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA).