February 10, 2016
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
This past November 2015 your Bargaining Committee and the Boeing Company agreed to use a new metric for the Philadelphia Performance Incentive Program which took effect January 2016. Our past metric used here in Ridley Park for cost was based on the company’s LRBP (Long Range Business Plan). Your UAW leadership along with site management felt confident with establishing a new metric for cost, CPI (Cost Performance Index). This plan has a potential of up to 20 days payout each year. This plan is measured from three basic elements: Cost, Quality, and Safety. Our target for this plan is 10 days, again with a potential 20 day pay out:
Safety (target 1day) – 5% improvement of lost work day case rate.
Quality (target 3 days) – 5% annual improvement of manufacturing caused rework.
Cost (CPI, target 6 days) – meeting CPI target of .98 pays 6 days.
CPI is measured between the cost of work performed and the actual cost. The reality for implementation of the CPI metric is the better we perform in the factory, the greater of a payout we receive. CPI will be widely tracked, communicated, and better understood by all employees in all shops. This will be communicated daily by managers, EI facilitators, and displayed on all Plasma screens throughout the factory. CPI will be directly influenced by employee’s performance. Any questions or concerns with this new metric, please discuss with your EI facilitators at your meetings, contact your committeeman, speak with your managers, or contact us at your Union Hall.
Thanks to the hard work of your bargaining committee working closely with managers in the Delivery Center four (4) Flight Test Crew Chiefs and three (3) Flight Test Mechanic “A” s have been recalled back from within the plant effective February 8, 2016. We will continue to work daily with The Boeing Company until all employees on lay-off status are back working in our factory. Great job to all involved with making this happen.
A reminder to all members that our Communications Committee has put together our first ever “Cornhole” tournament which will be held at the UAW Local 1069 union hall Saturday, March 5, 2016 beginning at 10:00 AM. Flyers have been distributed throughout the shops detailing all of the particulars. If you have not done so already sign-up for this event. Teams are starting to assemble and spots are filling fast. This event promises to be a great time and gives our members an opportunity to get together outside of the workplace.
Yours in Solidarity,
Michael A Tolassi
UAW Local 1069
January 27, 2016
The following members were elected unopposed for the following positions at the General Membership on Sunday, January 24, 2016:
Vice President – Brian McBride
Recording Secretary – George Donahue
Mike Tolassi Jack Connolly
President Election Committee Chairman
UAW Local 1069 UAW Local 1069
January 15, 2016
NOTICE OF GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
January 24, 2016
The agenda will be as outlined in the Constitution of the UAW and the By-Laws Of Local 1069, UAW. In addition to the regular order of business, nominations will be accepted for One (1) Vice President, and One (1) Recording Secretary. The Election will be held on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at the Union Hall, 1000 E. Fourth Street, Eddystone, PA 19022, 5:00AM to 8:00PM. Run-off Election, if necessary, will be on Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 5:00AM to 8:00PM.
The following articles and sections of our By-Laws should be noted:
ARTICLE VII, SECTION 3.: Any member being nominated for any office, delegate, or committee
At a meeting called for such purpose, will have three (3) calendar days following the meeting to accept or decline the nomination.
ARTICLE VII, SECTION 4: Any member accepting nomination may withdraw his or her candidacy
Provided they notify the Election Committee in writing by registered mail within a period of five (5)
work days after such nomination.
ARTICLE VII, SECTION 5: A member will not be permitted to simultaneously hold two (2) elective offices. If a member holding an elective office, the term of which is not expiring, desires to become a candidate for another elective office, such member must notify the local union of his/her resignation from his/her present office sufficiently in advance of the nomination meeting to permit nomination and election of candidates for both offices during the same election. Such resignation would become effective at the time of installation.
ARTICLE VII, SECTION 6: Eligibility of all members nominated must be verified by the Financial Secretary-Treasurer/Benefits Representative.
ARTICLE VIII, SECTION 4: No member shall be eligible for election as an Executive Officer of the local Union until he/she has been a member in continuous good standing in the local union for one (1) year prior to the nomination.
ARTICLE XII, SECTION 2A: No member shall be eligible for election to the Shop Committee of the local Union until he/she has been a Member in continuous good standing in the local union for one (1) year
Immediately prior to the date of nomination as verified by the Financial Secretary-Treasurer/Benefits Representative.
Michael Tolassi, Jack Connolly, Brian McBride,
President Election Committee Chairman Recording Secretary
January 7, 2016
Brothers and Sisters,
First, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you, UAW Local 1069 members for your support in me as your new President of this proud local. I would also like to thank Chris Owens for the great job he has done during his term as President and serving us in all of his capacities with Local 1069.
Brian McBride will serve as your temporary Vice President effective immediately. This leadership is very confident Brian will perform these duties to our highest expectations. Brian was very instrumental during our last set of contract negotiations while he served as our Recording Secretary in assisting Chris and our team in forming proposals and countering company proposals that are now part of our current CBA. Brian also plays a key role in our many meetings we have with company leaders in addressing and settling the many concerns we encounter in our day-to-day business we do for our members. I assure you Brian will be an asset to me and this local.
In addition, George Donahue will temporarily take over the responsibilities of performing the duties of Recording Secretary. George is currently doing an outstanding job as our E.I. Facilitator in the V-22 production area. George brings over 30 years of experience and knowledge to our team and all of us here at Local 1069. George is very detail oriented and well organized which will enable him to perform these duties efficiently and successfully.
I ask all of our members for your support in these appointments.
Yours in Solidarity,
Michael A Tolassi
UAW Local 1069
December 9, 2015
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
It has been my honor and privilege to humbly serve this membership, which I believe to be the best membership in the world, and your families as your President for the last 6 years here at UAW Local 1069. During my time of service to this membership over the past 20 years, I have met and worked with many great union brothers and sisters in different situations. The one constant throughout my entire time here has been the solidarity and commitment of our members to each other, to our products, and to our customers, the men and women of our Armed Forces who protect our way of life every day.
I have been offered an opportunity to join UAW Staff as a Region International Servicing Rep, serving UAW members in Region 9. After much discussion with my family and self-reflection, I finally made the difficult decision to take the new position and will begin working for our Union after the New Year. While I will be sad to no longer be working with you on a daily basis, I will still be in contact with the Local and your leadership. I know I am leaving our Local in great hands in the person of Mike Tolassi, who will serve as your President, and our Bargaining Committee and Stewards who have so ably represented you during my time here.
I am a Boeing and Local 1069 lifer, having started here many years ago in the production fabrication shop, following my Mom and Dad as rank and file Boeing Helicopter employees. I knew that when I came to work here, I would be expected to represent my family in the best way I could. Now, here I am, 28+ years later, still working to represent my “family”, all of you, in the best way I could. I am thankful that I had the opportunity to work together with so many of you to make our Local the best in the UAW.
As we move on to new things in life, we always look back wistfully on what we left behind. Even though I am moving on, I will never leave this Local and its membership behind. Thanks for your support for all of these years; it is all of our voices that has kept our plant open and working. The commitment to excellence shown by this membership is our greatest achievement and ensures our future. It has been my pleasure to serve you. As always, STAND UNITED!
Yours In Solidarity,
Chris Owens, President
UAW Local 1069