Southern Illinois Industrial Council

The Southern Illinois Industrial Council in East Alton, Illinois, was chartered on September 6, 1977. Its affiliated local lodges are S7, S185, 482, 483, 486, and 1626.

Officers

  • Bill Staggs, Business Representative
  • Paul J. Colclasure, Secretary-Treasurer
  • Glenn Reinhardt, Jr., Vice President
  • Dwain Burnham, Recording Secretary

Meetings and Training

The SIIC Executive Board meets the second Thursday of each month at 3:00 p.m. at the SIIC business office.

Services to Local Lodges

The SIIC sponsors leadership training programs for industrial/shop local lodge officers, stewards, and negotiating committees in Southern Illinois; has engaged in and provided support for several successful organizing campaigns; provides affiliated local lodges with monthly steward newsletter updates; supports a business office where local lodge committees and executive boards hold meetings, contract negotiations, and training. The SIIC's business office also has an extensive labor library for researching grievances, safety issues, and preparing for contract negotiations. The SIIC also provides support to the affiliated local lodges' secretary-treasurers with their financial recordkeeping responsibility and storage for archived local lodge records.

Industries and Employers

Our members repair large and small diesel engines; inland waterways tow boat and barge repair and construction; repair of railroad cars; steel fabrication shops; manufacture and build conveyors; repair and manufacture of coal mining equipment; brass mill operations; Winchester ammunition; scrap metal reclamation; chemicals and household cleaners; manufacture steel grating; manufacture farm implements; container board packaging and recycling; gas heating appliances; warehousemen; and oil refinery/petroleum products.

They are employed by the following companies:

  • Mikes Inc.
  • National Maintenance and Repair Service
  • Union Tank Car Co.
  • Circle T Steel
  • Accurate Fabricators Inc.
  • Hustler Conveyor Co.
  • Joy Mining Machinery
  • Kopetz Mfg. Inc.
  • Olin Corporation
  • Peerless-Premier Appliance Co.
  • Roney Machine Works
  • Shapiro Bros. of Illinois
  • Conoco-Phillips Wood River Refinery
  • Willert Home Products Co.
  • Tru-Weld Grating Inc.
  • Worksaver Inc.
  • Weyerhaeuser Company
  • Empire Comfort Systems Inc.
  • Three States Supply Co.

Contact Information

#2 Terminal Drive, Suite 19
East Alton, IL 62024
Phone: (618) 258-0050
Fax: (618) 258-0030