March 22, 2017
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Please note on your calendar that this month’s Membership is scheduled for Sunday, March 26, 2017.
The law firm of Pond Lehocky Stern Giordano will be in attendance to discuss topics regarding workers’ compensation, rights of injured workers, and social security disability. Please plan to attend our meeting as these topics are of much importance to many of our members as well as additional topics of importance.
Many thanks to our Communications Committee especially Matt Rogers, Jason Bonacquisti, and Joe Anthony for a successful “Baggo” tournament, which was held March 11, 2017. Many thanks to our members who participated and attended. A total of $675.00 in donations was collected at the event. All proceeds will go towards assisting the Headstrong Foundation located in Swarthmore PA. They support many families in their time of need.
We have received notification from the company that effective April 7, 2017 we will receive a COLA adjustment of $0.06 for this current quarter. The current maximum COLA amount for this unit is $0.12.
Tom Fricano Scholarship information and forms are available at the hall or at www.region9.uaw.org. The scholarship consists of $6,000 payable at $1,500/year for a maximum of 4 consecutive years. The deadline for the application is July 7, 2017.
Lastly, I would like to emphasize on the importance of the quality of our products we build here. Please check your work thoroughly when completed. Also, please have an inspector check your completed work. It is very crucial that a second set of eyes look over ALL work you perform. When a quality person does inspect our work please look over every aspect of the job that is submitted to you before putting your final stamp and approval on that particular job. The safety is the utmost importance for the men and women who fly in our aircraft and your livelihood with this company is very important as well. Do not be pressured into buying off any jobs that you did not look at and / or any jobs that has yet to be completed.
Yours in solidarity,
Mike Tolassi, President
UAW Local 1069