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