UAW Local 1069

We will be visiting the shop floor on Thursday, March 26th

March 20, 2015
Brothers and Sisters,
Due to the large number of 1069 members retiring at the end of the month, we asking for your help to see everyone who will be going out. We will be visiting the shop floor on Thursday, March 26th,  for pictures. We are setting up locations around the site for retiring members to meet at so we can expedite the picture-taking process. This will allow your leadership to visit with everyone involved. The locations are as follows and are the same for all shifts, as appropriate:

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Time Area Location (same for all shifts)

1st shift
South Side
9:15 AM 3-57/3-60 Buildings Main aisle, middle of 3-60
9:45 AM 3-61 Building Main aisle, cross of aisles
10:30 AM Flight Test 3-96 Hangar

North Side
12:00 PM 3-07 Building Front of shops by offices
12:30 PM 3-12 Building Front of building by dock
12:45 PM Maintenance area in 3-25 Building Break area
1:00 PM 3-25 Building, all assembly/non-Maintenance Main aisles cross, near cockpit
1:45 PM 3-31 Building Critical Cell area
2:10 PM Whirl Tower Break area

2nd shift
North Side South Side
3:00 PM 3-31 Building 4:45 PM Flight Test
3:20 PM 3-25 Building Assembly 5:00 PM 3-61Building
3:40 PM Maintenance 5:25 PM 3-57/3-60 Buildings
4:00 PM 3-12 Building
4:20 PM 3-07 Building

3rd shift 5:00 AM 3-07 Building 5:30 AM Maintenance

Your Shop Steward will be your contact for gathering at the appointed area and appointed times. They will have a list of the retirees from their zone and let those folks know when and where to be somewhere.

Don’t forget the Monthly Membership Meeting this Sunday, March 22, 2015, starting promptly at 10:00. Be sure to bring your union card and arrive before 10:00!

There will be another Softball Tournament this year! It is scheduled for Saturday, June 6, 2015, at Marcus Hook fields. We will be accepting 8 teams for the tournament. All players must be Boeing employees. Games start at 9:00 AM. The entry fee is $200 per team and is being held as a benefit for the Daily Times Champs n Charity Softball Tournament American Cancer Society efforts. Contact Joe Anthony, 610-999-0890, Matt Rogers 610-506-0404, or Jim Rugh 484-574-2853.

The Spring Golf Tournament will be held Friday April 24, 2015, at Del Castle golf course in Wilmington. It will be a shotgun start at 1:00 PM. Registration starts 11:30 AM. If you want a golf shirt from the event, you will need to register by March 27th. Shirts are also available for sale for $40. It is a sweat wicking shirt, perfect for hot golfing days. Contact Joe Anthony, 610-999-0890, or Jason Bonacquisti, 610-656-7228.

Yours in Solidarity,

Chris Owens, President
UAW Local 1069



March 22, 2015

There will be a discussion of the pertinent union issues. The agenda will be as outlined in the Constitution of the International Union, UAW and the By-Laws of UAW Local 1069.


Chris Owens President
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Brian McBride Recording Secretary
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Women’s Committee Annual Easter Egg Hunt

March 13, 2015
Women’s Committee Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, March 28, 2015 12pm-2pm at the Union Hall

Mothers and fathers, grandmothers and grandfathers, you are invited to a fun family event! Bring your young ones to the Easter Egg Hunt. There will be food and drinks, crafts that kids love and an Easter bunny to lead the children on an Easter Egg Hunt. (Age limit is 10-years-old. Older kids are invited to come and help out and have an enjoyable time.) We hope you will join us for the fun!

Take a chance to fatten up your wallet! The Women’s Committee is collecting for a 50/50 – drawing to be held Tuesday, March 24, 2015. For tickets, see Christine Cocker in 3-07, Suzanne Povse in 3-12, Auga in 3-57, Donna in 3-61, Karla in 3-60 and Strawberry 3-60. (If your building is not represented, please contact Suzanne Povse).

The next Women’s Committee meeting will be Tuesday, March 17, 2015 from 3:15pm to 4:15pm at the Union Hall. Come join us for a chance to meet others, share work experiences and have input into our future. Refreshments will be served.

In Solidarity,

Suzanne Povse Debbie Blake Christine Cocker
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February 6, 2015

Brothers & Sisters,

Local 1069 Benefits Rep Mike Barbacano has scheduled a seminar for information on Social Security, how to sign up for it, and how to identify the processes that will get you the maximum benefit.  Representatives from Voya financial advisors will be presenting the seminar and will be available to answer your questions about your personal situation.  Voya is the company that handles financial advice for our VIP saving plan.  They were formally known as ING.  They will also offer options on how to maximum your return on your VIP.

The sessions will be held Wednesday, Feb 11, 2015, at 12:30 and 3:30.  You don’t need to sign up ahead of time, just come to the seminar.  For those members planning to take advantage of the VSP and retiring this year, this seminar is a great way to find out what to do or to double-check yourself if you’ve already began working on your retirement income package.

One other thing to keep in mind is that there is a Retirement Modeler available through the Total Access website.  Go to Retirement and Savings, click on Manage My Retirement, then use the modeler.  Be sure to put in the right dates and figures and it will give you a pretty good idea of what your retirement income will be.

Don’t miss this chance to learn everything you can about retiring and getting the most out of your money!

Local 1069 Vet’s Committee News

It’s a very busy time of year for your Veterans Committee. With Spring fast approaching, we are making plans for a gate collection for the Walk for the Wounded as well as several other projects. There will be a meeting on Thursday February 12th at 3pm, at the Hall.  Anyone interested in attending is invited to come and we’ll add you to the email list.

We would like to hear everyone’s ideas on how to grow the Veteran’s Committee and be more active. If you have any questions, please contact me at or at 610-772-6615. Again, thanks to the membership for your continued support and we look forward to seeing you at the meeting on Tuesday.

Yours in Solidarity,

Chris Owens, President                                                         Mike Barbacano, Benefits Rep

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Voluntary Separation Program Information & Performance Incentive Plan

January 27, 2015

Brothers & Sisters,

Your leadership has been meeting with the Company over the last few weeks to finalize the Voluntary Separation Program (VSP) that was negotiated in our latest CBA.  We have been able to begin the process of informing the members who signed up for the program with the Company sending out letters to participants on this point in time.  You may have already received the notification of your separation date.

Participating members indicated their preferences for their separation dates when they signed up.  In our meetings with the Company, they told us that they tried to accommodate as many people as possible.  As you know, the VSP separation process is subject to the impact of those separations on the production situation in the plant.  In order to maintain the production schedule, the Company had to adjust separation dates for some members.

As the participating members prepare for this situation, the HR department will be adding hours to the Service Centers to serve members’ needs.  The hours in each building are as follows:

3-92 Standard hours – 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM; also, Wednesday, January 28, 6:00 AM to 4:30 PM; also, Thursday, February 6, 6 AM to 4:30 PM.

3-25 Standard hours – 7 AM to 5 PM

3-28 Standard hours – 7:30 – 4:00 PM

3-07 Tuesday, January 27, 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM; Wednesday, January 28, 6:00 AM to 7:00 AM; Thursday, January 29, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM; Tuesday, February 3, 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM; Thursday, February 5, 6:00 AM to 7:00 AM

The timeline of events is as follows:

Monday, 1/26/15 and Tuesday, 1/27/15, MARCH Acknowledge letters emailed

Tuesday, 1/27/15 and Wednesday, 1/28/15, MARCH Release & Waiver Documents emailed

By Friday, 1/30/15, MAY, JULY, & SEPTEMBER Acknowledge letters emailed

Approximately 63 days to separation date, MAY, JULY, & SEPTEMBER Release & Waiver Documents emailed

Your manager will be receiving information about your situation and will be a resource to assist you in the proces

Information for the VSP process moving forward will be available from your Union representatives and the HR Department.  With this process, there are sure to be questions raised.  Communicate them to your leadership and we will get an answer for you ASAP.

Regardless of whether you choose to go or stay, I send you my best wishes to each of you for a great future.

In other news, I’m happy to report that we have received 12 days of pay for the Performance Incentive Plan (PIP). This will be paid out in the second check of the month, which is February 19, 2015. Thank you for your hard work, which made this possible. Great job!

Yours in Solidarity,

Chris Owens, President

UAW Local 1069

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