August 30, 2016
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Your bargaining committee would like to take this opportunity to wish all of our UAW Local 1069 sisters and brothers a happy and safe Labor Day weekend holiday. Please be safe and enjoy this time with family and friends. On this very subject, this Friday, September 2nd 2016 will be “infraction free” (full day, pre-planned, and granted) for any employee wanting to take the entire day off, extend their holiday weekend, and not utilize any accumulated sick or vacation hours. Any employee choosing to use this option will still receive holiday pay for Monday, September 5, 2016. Please notify your manager of your intentions by end of shift Wednesday August 31, 2016.
Renovations on our union hall (main hall) is scheduled to begin Tuesday, September 6, 2016. Work scheduled to begin on or about this date will be removing and replacing of all ceiling tiles and grids, new HVAC units and ductwork, new lighting and fixtures, re-painting of all walls, installation of new kitchen cabinets, electric stove-top, beer cooler, and new flooring. We give many thanks to our UAW members who did the “demo” work to prepare for this next phase. At this time our retirees’ luncheon for September is canceled due to work in progress and we are still uncertain if the hall will be ready for our General Membership Meeting on Sunday, September 25, 2016. We will keep all of you informed as we approach this date.
Lastly, we want to stress to all employees to please inform a manager immediately if you experience problems or issues with the company’s ETS (Employee Timekeeping System). If you do experience problems with this system and it does not get resolved by your manager, please inform your union representative.
Reminder: Please have an inspector check and approve your work before “buying” your completed job(s). This may prove to be critical in ensuring the safety of our customers who fly in our products and safeguarding your employment at The Boeing Company.
Yours in solidarity,
Mike Tolassi, President
UAW Local 1069
Due to fact that the hall is undergoing renovations, the retirees meeting, which was to be held on September 21, 2016 has been canceled. If you have any questions, please contact the hall at 610-876-6217.